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TU Dortmund University has received excellent ratings in physics and chemistry in the current university ranking of Germany’s Centre for Higher Education (CHE), which will be published in the new ZEIT Study Guide for 2021/22. These degree programs have earned their place in the top groups for numerous criteria, including the overall study situation and the support provided throughout the program. Computer science and mathematics are also rated highly.
The chemistry and physics students at TU Dortmund University are very satisfied with their overall study situation and praise the support offered throughout their studies and the organization of the programs. The chemistry students speak very highly of the laboratory practicals and the way scientific, methodological and interdisciplinary skills are imparted. At the same time, physics students are particularly impressed by the supervision provided by the teachers, the range of courses, the library facilities, the program’s scientific orientation and the support offered for studying abroad, among other things.
Exceptional support for first-year students
The university has managed to improve on numerous criteria since the last survey in 2018. “We are delighted by this excellent evaluation from our students that acknowledges the effort we make every day to create the best possible academic conditions here at TU Dortmund University,” says President Prof. Manfred Bayer. The computer science and mathematics degree programs also achieved excellent results. In computer science, for example, the IT infrastructure and the equipment at workstations were also met with high praise, while mathematics students appreciate the organization of the program as well as the library facilities, among other things. The university provides exceptional support for first-year students across all four programs.
The university ranking of the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) is, in its own words, the most comprehensive and detailed ranking in the German-speaking world. Its results are based on students’ evaluations of their academic conditions and statistical data provided by the universities. Every year, a third of the subjects are ranked anew, with physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer sciences being among the subjects up for reevaluation this year. In total, more than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences with over 2,500 departments, 7,500 courses and more than 30 subjects are evaluated by their students in the CHE university ranking.
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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 20 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”.