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Children’s University

Children’s University (Kinder­Uni) is a series of events organized by TU Dortmund University aimed at children between the ages of eight and twelve. In events designed especially for children, the professors get down to the nitty-gritty, offering fun lessons on exciting topics from science and research.

News from Children’s University at TU Dortmund University

Welcome to the Kinder­Uni of the TU Dortmund University!

We are very happy to welcome you back to campus for the start of the winter semester! We have exciting events in store for you this semester, where you can learn new things, discover interests and gain your first lecture hall experience!

You can read all the news here or sign up for the newsletter. Just send an email to: kinderunitu-dortmundde.

Here you can download the current program brochure in German!

Program Winter Semester 2022/23

We hope you have fun and wish all the best for you and your families, may you get through these crazy times safe and sound!


Graphic of a fox with books and glasses © Archiv​/​TU Dortmund

Fun facts about Children’s University

Children’s University is aimed at children between the ages of eight and twelve, no matter what kind of school they attend. Parents/guardians are also allowed to take part in the lectures – but should take a seat in the back rows of the lecture hall. The front rows are reserved for the children participating.
A Parent’s or Teacher’s University is offered for some events.

It is possible to attend individual events from different series. You are free to enter at any time, regardless of whether you’ve attended other events.

There are offers available for older participants from the Central Student Advisory Service. You can find more information about this online under the keyword Schülercampus (German only) oder in der Bro­schü­re (German only)

Ein Kind sieht sich Flyer an einem Tisch an. © Archiv​/​TU Dortmund

When you attend a Kinder­Uni lecture, you will receive your own study book - in which each visit will be stamped. At the end of the semester, you can send the study book to the office of university marketing or hand it in at the last event and receive a certificate with your name!

University is quite a bit different than school – at least it often seems that way. But often, the only difference is the name. Follow the link to go to the Children’s University lexicon, where terms from everyday university life are explained:

Logo Kreis Unna © Kreis Unna

The district of Unna also runs a Children’s University, to which lecturers from various universities are invited to give lectures in person in the district of Unna. TU Dortmund University is also represented there with various lectures and contributions.

Go to Children's University in Unna

Children’s University events are divided into different series:

Mascot of the Children's University as graphic © Archiv​/​TU Dortmund
  • “Technology Is Fun” (engineering)
  • “Sustainable Business” (economics)
  • “Discovering Dortmund” (art history)
  • “Knowledge Is Fun” (interdisciplinary – including musicology, journalism, philosophy and political science, mathematics, physics, chemistry and the subject of disabilities and higher education)



More Children's University

Here you can find the contributions from previous semesters.

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Location and directions

Site Map EF 50
(location for Children’s University events on campus in German only)

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).