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Representative Bodies

The task of the university’s various staff councils is to represent the concerns and interests of its staff at collective level vis-à-vis the university as the employer.

In many matters, the staff councils must be heard before a decision is made. However, it can also be the case that a decision on certain issues is only reached through joint consultation between the university as the employer and the staff council. The staff councils also help with the integration of foreign employees and work closely with groups representing young people, trainees and apprentices.

Staff Councils of the Scientific and Artistic Employees

  • Chairperson: Dr. Andreas Brink
    Emil-Figge-Str. 72, North Campus
    Phone: +49 (0)231 755-4371
    Send email

Staff Councils of the Non-Academic Employees

  • Chairperson: Thomas Tölch
    Emil-Figge-Str. 72, North Campus
    Phone: +49 (0)231 755-3435
    Send email
    Website (in German)

Staff Councils of the Academic Employees
Responsible for university policy questions, university-wide networking of committee work in the status group.

  • Spokesperson: Lea Schönberger
    Otto-Hahn-Str. 14, Computer Science Building, North Campus
    Phone: +49 (0)231 755-6133
    Send email

The General Student Committee (Allgemeiner Studierende represents the student body at the university and is therefore a kind of student “government”. The representatives are elected by the Student Parliament. The committee has a chairperson and officers for various tasks, such as university policy, culture and social affairs.

Apart from representing the students at TU Dortmund University, the General Student Committee offers a range of services. These include advice on student grants under the German Federal Training Assistance Act and on studying and jobs as well as legal advice and social counseling. It also offers accommodation and job placement services, a bicycle repair shop, information about the student ticket and copying services at reduced prices in its own copyshop.


General Student Committee of TU Dortmund University
Emil-Figge-Str. 50
North Campus
44221 Dortmund
Phone: +49 (0)231 755-2584

Further information can be found on the committee’s website:

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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”.

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