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TU in the U – Our City Campus

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.

Collage of musical instruments and the logo of U © Jürgen Huhn​/​TU Dortmund

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.

Events held by TU Dortmund University in the Dortmunder U

Programm TU im U 2022 (German only)

You can find the latest information about the exhibition and the opening of the floor, our City Campus, here.


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”.

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).