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TU Dortmund University shapes the energy revolution with test center for High-Voltage Direct-Current Transmission

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04.04.2017 – A new test center is rising up on the campus of TU Dortmund University: On Monday, March 27, the cornerstone for the Research Center for High-Voltage Direct-Current Transmission (HVDC) was laid at its future site on Emil Figge Strasse in Dortmund. At a cost of around five million euros, a large hall and an outdoor testing field are expected to be completed within the year. "This facility is unique in Germany and will make a major contribution to the the success of the energy revolution in Germany," says Prof. Ursula Gather, Rector of TU Dortmund University, at the ceremony to celebrate the laying of the cornerstone.

 

University Alliance Ruhr signs new agreement after ten years of partnership

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28.03.2017 – After ten years of successful cooperation, the three large universities in the Ruhr Area have resealed their partnership: the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University and the University of Duisburg-Essen have renewed their Framework Cooperation Agreement in order to reinforce their collaboration in the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr). The contract illustrates the extent of dynamic development the network has undertaken since its foundation on March 12, 2007.

 

University Alliance Ruhr: Resolv gets inter-university professorship

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07.03.2017 – The Cluster of Excellence Resolv will receive the boost of an inter-institutional professorship, to expand laser spectroscopy technology within the research field of solvation science.

 

Researchers at TU Dortmund University transform aqueous gel into glass-like material

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03.03.2017 – Prof. Joerg Tiller and Nicolas Rauner of the Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering at TU Dortmund University have developed a gel that consists largely of water — up to 90 percent — but nevertheless is ultrastiff and extremely tough. The invention is so striking that the work made it into the renowned scientific journal Nature. In the future, this new material could come into use as a pressure-stable separation membrane for seawater desalination, or as a highly porous electrode material for batteries or fuel cells.

 

Excellence Strategy: Resolv enters the race as University Alliance Ruhr

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25.01.2017 – The cluster of excellence Resolv normally uses the New Year’s Reception to look back at a year of achievements. But the event that took place on the 20th of January was a special one. In view of the next application phase of the Excellence Strategy, Resolv announced the strategic involvement of all partners within the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr): RUB and the Technical University (TU) of Dortmund will jointly apply as cluster hosts, with significant involvement from the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).

 

International Reception 2016 for Students from around the World at TU Dortmund University

04.11.2016 – Within the framework of the international reception Rector Prof. Ursula Gather extended a warm welcome to the international first-year students. More than 3,300 individuals from all over the world are enrolled in TU Dortmund University this winter semester. The reception also promoted exchange between the international students and their fellow German students, as well as between science and city.

 

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