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The irresponsible attack on Ukraine, ordered by the Russian president on 24 February, has left us all severely shaken and stunned. It clearly contradicts the values of TU Dortmund University, which is committed to a free and peaceful coexistence of all people in the spirit of Europe. We therefore strongly condemn the ruthless attack on Ukraine – a sovereign and democratic state.
TU Dortmund University stands in solidarity with the victims and those affected by this conflict, as well as with all those who are committed to peace and democracy. At our university, we also want to welcome people who are now fleeing from the crisis area to Germany. We would like to assure all Ukrainian as well as Russian students at TU Dortmund University of rapid assistance whenever they need it. TU Dortmund University as well as Studierendenwerk Dortmund and the Association of Friends of TU Dortmund University (Gesellschaft der Freunde, GdF) offer support services. The GdF has set up a relief fund and is accepting donations under the purpose “Studierenden in Ukrainekrise helfen / Helping students in the Ukraine crisis”.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the war of aggression will affect our everyday life in Germany and the European Union, but also the international cooperation of science for an indefinite period of time. The conflict threatens scientific cooperation projects with Eastern Europe, which have been established over many years in trustful collaboration, and especially affects the involved partners in Ukraine and Russia. In an open letter at the end of February, numerous Russian scientists have already spoken out against the unjustified war of aggression. This courageous statement deserves the highest respect.
In times like these, it is a small ray of hope to see people moving even closer together. Let us continue to treat each other openly and fairly also at TU Dortmund University, whose community includes many students and employees from Ukraine and Russia, and not allow the terrible events in Eastern Europe to divide us.
The Rectorate of TU Dortmund University
Donations are accepted by the Gesellschaft der Freunde der TU Dortmund e.V. (Association of Friends of TU Dortmund University) to this account:
Bank: Commerzbank AG
Purpose: Studierenden in Ukrainekrise helfen (Helping students in Ukraine crisis)
In Dortmund, the Freiwilligenagentur (Volunteer Agency) organizes assistance for the victims and those affected from Ukraine. On the agency's pages you can find continuously updated information about which support is particularly needed (e.g., monetary donations, donations in kind, interpreting services).
Link to Freiwilligenagentur Dortmund
At the moment, volunteers are needed to sort in-kind donations at the Westfalenhalle. Volunteers/helpers can sign up directly in this list.
Ukrainian and Russian students can contact the International Office with their questions.
Overview of counseling and support services
The International Office has compiled information and support services for Ukrainian and Russian researchers.
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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dortmund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dortmund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station (“Dortmund Universität”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station (“Dortmund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop “Dortmund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dortmund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dortmund Universität S”.
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dortmund Universität S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.