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TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity Tops the CHE Uni­ver­sity Ranking

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TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has achieved outstanding placements in the new CHE uni­ver­si­ty ranking for the subjects of chem­is­try, physics, mathematics and computer science.

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”.

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