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Central Institutes and Service Institutes

Looking for the right reference book for introductory biology? Forgotten the password for your university e-mail address? Left the laptop at home and the presentation is just around the corner? Or are you about to go abroad and need to brush up on your language skills?

The various service institutes at TU Dortmund University can help with all of these problems - here is a brief introduction to them:

The mission of the University Library (Universitätsbibliothek, UB) is to meet the information needs for research, teaching and study at TU Dortmund University. This combination results in much more than the lending of books.

In the “Bib”, as the library is called by most students, you can do research, search for literature on the internet at PC workstations, or simply study in peace and quiet when there are too many distractions lurking within your own four walls.

The University Library offers a comprehensive service, which is not only proven by the bare figures: the library can call almost 1.76 million media its own. There are also 130,916 e-books and 45,409 e-journals available on the TU campus, which the library has licensed.

The library as a place to work and learn has a total of 1,708 workstations to offer, including its three departmental libraries.

The Central Library is open seven days a week. From Monday to Friday, learning and research can be done here from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.. On Saturdays and Sundays, the Central Library opens from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m. This brings the UB’s opening hours to 122 hours a week! It is closed on holidays. On Saturdays, the Emil-Figge-Bibliothek, the UB’s largest departmental library, is also open from 9 am to 4 pm.

To the website of the University Library

The IT and Media Centrum (ITMC) is the holistic solution partner and service provider for IT tasks at TU Dortmund University. The task of the ITMC is to provide a modern and efficient IT infrastructure for the members of the university. It is a competent and reliable partner for research and teaching.

The ITMC bears conceptual and operational responsibility for the overarching IT services and the overarching electronic media services as well as for the IT security concept of TU Dortmund University.

Independent of the technical and budgetary responsibility of other institutions, the ITMC is also involved in the development and implementation of all major IT projects or in the preparation of major IT procurements outside the ITMC, especially for projects of general and overarching importance. ITMC involvement in IT projects is mandatory with regard to IT security issues.

To the ITMC page

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As a university-wide institution of TU Dortmund University, the Center for Entrepreneurship & Transfer (CET) bundles all support activities related to entrepreneurial and transfer-related issues and challenges. The goal is to anchor an entrepreneurial mindset among all members of TU Dortmund University, to generate technology- and knowledge-based innovative start-ups, and to strengthen the ecosystem in Dortmund and the region.

We promote entrepreneurial competencies, advise you on funding programs and intellectual property rights, support you in all steps of founding a company, promote cooperations between established companies and start-ups, show you opportunities for transferring your research results, and hold events on numerous start-up-related topics.

Let’s get started together! We are looking forward to meeting you.

To the page of the CET (in German)

The scientific workshops of TU Dortmund University can be used for matters that serve research and teaching, for research projects, bachelor’s and master’s theses. They are service providers for all institutions of the TU Dortmund.

To the Scientific Workshops

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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 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 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 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”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).