Research at TU Dortmund University takes place in an inspiring environment. Two Fraunhofer institutes and one Max Planck institute are located close to the university campus. Cooperation between the institutes and the university is regulated by formal cooperation agreements. In some instances, professors hold joint chairs at the university and at the associated research institutes. Altogether, seven institutes are associated with TU Dortmund University.
BAuA conducts research and development in the field of safety and health at work, promotes the transfer of knowledge into practice, advises policymakers and carries out statutory tasks – under hazardous substances legislation, in product safety and with the health data archive.
IML is Europe’s top address for the development and application of new company-internal and external logistics Solutions.
ISST designs and develops IT solutions for distributed, complex and interacting IT systems for health management, logistics and industry.
ILS, an associate Leibniz institute and member of the Johannes Rau Research Foundation NRW, issues policy advice based on its own basic research in spatial planning for new urbanization processes.
INVITE is a research joint venture between TU Dortmund University and Bayer.
The areas of expertise in technical logistics and information logistics are concentrated on the LogistikCampus at TU Dortmund University. Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), an interdisciplinary research center for logistics in combination with scientific and technical know-how has been created.
MPI is one of the world's leading research institutions in the biological sciences. Here research activities focus on fundamental biological processes such as cell division, signal transduction in cells and the mechanism of action of medically relevant biomolecules.
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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”.