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From Mexico to Dortmund

Emilio García Valdés

08.08.2018 – The International Summer Program (ISP) makes it possible for students from TU Dortmund University’s overseas partners to spend eight weeks in classes with Dortmund students. In exchange, Dortmund students have the opportunity to study abroad with a full tuition waiver. Emilio García Valdés from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico shares his experiences.


50 Years – 50 People: Three questions for Wubalem Fekade, one of the first SPRING alumni


26.07.2018 – In September 1986, Wubalem Fekade from Ethiopia came to Dortmund as a student in the newly established Master’s Programme in Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies (SPRING). The first year of this programme is spent at TU Dortmund University, the second part at one of the partner universities in Ghana, Tanzania, Chile or the Philippines. For over eleven years now, Wubalem Fekade has been with the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), a ten-country inter-governmental organization of Nile riparian states.


New guide with valuable advice and information for international researchers

Symbolic Photo: Direction signs of international destinations

01.03.2018 – International researchers coming to TU Dortmund University have to find their way around a new university, an unfamiliar city and usually also a foreign country. On top of this, at the beginning, there are always organisational obstacles to be overcome. To make this initial phase easier, TU Dortmund University’s International Office, together with the Welcome Centre at Ruhr University Bochum as well as the International Office and the Science Support Centre at the University of Duisburg-Essen, has prepared a guide containing useful information for researchers and teachers from abroad.


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