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Chronicle of TU Dortmund University


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Overview of facts and figures

 30 April 2009

TU Dortmund University receives funds from the economic stimulus package II to construct buildings for the LogistikCampus and invite GmbH.

1 July 2009

The Collaborative Research Center “Statistics of Nonlinear Dynamical Processes” (CRC 823) is established.

8 September 2009

The University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) creates the RuhrCampus³ educational space.

16 December 2009

The International Meeting Center (IBZ) is inaugurated.

27 January 2010

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research approves the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr as part of “Spitzencluster-Wettbewerb“.

1 May 2010

Albrecht Ehlers becomes chancellor of TU Dortmund University.

12 May 2010

The German Institute of Urban Design becomes an affiliated institute of TU Dortmund University.

28 May 2010

At the opening of the Dortmunder U in the Cultural Capital year RUHR.2010, the Hochschuletage is inaugurated. The “Campus City” of TU Dortmund University demonstrates the high value placed on art, creativity and cultural innovation at the university.

3 November 2010

The TU logo on the Mathetower is inaugurated.

1 November 2011

The Collaborative Research Center “Availability of Information through Analysis under Resource Constraints” (CRC 876) is established.

26 June 2012

TU Dortmund University is one of ten universities nationwide to receive an award for its tu>startup concept to promote start-ups.

4 July 2012

Prof. Ursula Gather, President of TU Dortmund University, welcomes the Federal President Dr. h.c. Joachim Gauck on campus. He speaks at a ceremony of the German Research Foundation in the Audimax.

31 August 2012

The TU Dortmund University signs the “Diversity Charter”. In doing so, it commits itself to a culture of togetherness based on the recognition and appreciation of diversity.

13 June 2013

The City Council of Dortmund adopts the Master Plan Science.

14 October 2013

In the year of the double high school graduation in NRW, TU Dortmund University counts more than 30,000 students for the first time at the start of the semester.

15 May 2014

The Center for Integrated Drug Research at TU Dortmund University is founded.

26 May 2014

TU Dortmund University signs the charter “Family in Higher Education” and thus belongs to the Best Practice Club of the same name.

1 January 2015

The Transregio “Coherent Manipulation of Interacting Spin Excitations in Tailored Semiconductors” (TRR 160) is established. It is the first German-Russian Transregio.

3 September 2015

TU Dortmund University ranks 36th among the 210 universities in Germany in the DFG Funding Atlas. In five subject areas, TU Dortmund University even ranks among the “top ten” universities with the strongest research performance in Germany.

9 November 2015

The TU Dortmund University and the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences are awarded the “Prize for University Communication 2015”. The "Master Plan Science Dortmund" is awarded.

1 January 2016

The project Dortmund Profile for Inclusion-Oriented Learning and Teacher Training is funded by the federal and state governments as part of the “Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung”.

21 September 2016

The QS World University Ranking “Top 50 Under 50” certifies that TU Dortmund University is one of the 100 best universities worldwide that are less than 50 years old. Germany-wide, the university moves up to 4th place; in North Rhine-Westphalia, as in the previous year, it occupies the top spot.

1 January 2017

The Transregio “Damage Controlled Forming Processes” (TRR 188) is established.

26 April 2017

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Transfer is opened.

21 September 2017

TU Dortmund University receives 15 additional junior professorships in the federal government’s tenure-track program, which offer the option of lifetime appointment.

9 October 2017

TU Dortmund University registers a record number of 34,600 students at the start of the semester.

18 December 2017

TU Dortmund University kicks off its anniversary year at the Academic Anniversary Celebration on the occasion of its 49th birthday.

10 January 2018

The Research Center for High-voltage Direct Current Transmission (HVDC) is opened.

17 September 2018

The Drug Discovery Hub Dortmund (DDHD) is opened.

16 December 2018

H. E. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, is the new honorary doctor of TU Dortmund University. President Prof. Ursula Gather awards him the honorary title for his services to European policy and for his contribution to the debate on European values.

16 December 2018

TU Dortmund University celebrates its 50th birthday with a ceremony in the Konzerthaus. The Assoiation of Friends of TU Dortmund University donates a new guest house for international guest researchers to mark the anniversary.

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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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