The university floor at the Dortmunder U brings the TU campus into the city: TU Dortmund University is here to show that art, creativity and the associated innovations have an important place at the university, and that science is a vital part of culture. You can find out more about the project and the events of TU Dortmund University in the Dortmunder U here.
TU Dortmund University stands for the interplay between a unique ensemble of natural sciences and engineering, and the social and cultural sciences. Around 300 professors, 6,500 employees and over 33,440 students at TU Dortmund University are promoting advances in knowledge and methodology, getting technical innovations off the ground and helping shape cultural change.
By establishing its City Campus on the university floor of the Dortmunder U Center for Arts and Creativity, the university is taking a deliberate step into the Dortmund city center and towards the people of Dortmund. The City Campus is a window into TU Dortmund University in the city. Its presence in the Dortmunder U opens up new areas of experience and opportunities for teachers and students to actively participate in the city’s community. The focus of the work is sharing knowledge about and between different academic cultures. With that in mind, interested members of the public are given the opportunity to find out more about TU Dortmund University, by attending exhibitions, readings, workshops and other events. By participating in joint projects with in-house partners and with other actors from the city and within region, TU Dortmund University sees the opportunity to strengthen the Center for Art and Creativity and thus make a sustainable contribution to the development of the Ruhr metropolitan area.
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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 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 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 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”.