The German Russian Summer School (GRSS) was initiated in 2015 as a German-Russian initiative at the suggestion of the former German Foreign Minister Mr. Steinmeier. Since then, the GRSS has been conducted alternately in Germany (August 2015, Berlin) and Russia (August 2016, Ekaterinburg) for engineering, technology and natural science master students, young scientists and professionals of the project partners on current topics of the energy industry. In 2019 it took place for the first time as a cooperation project between TU Dortmund University and the Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg.
The aim of the two-week program, which includes lectures, project work, workshops, company visits and excursions, is to provide interdisciplinary, practice-oriented continuing education and exchange of young professionals in an intercultural setting and to promote German-Russian university cooperation.
Due to the pandemic, the GRSS will take place in Ekaterinburg in 2021.
From 19 to 30 August 2019, the GRSS enabled students from both universities to intensively work on topics such as smart & electricity grids, renewable energies, energy supply & services and sustainable energy distribution. During the project work, the five intercultural groups conducted literature research on topics of electrical energy technology, compared the international status with a focus on Germany and Russia, reflected on optimization possibilities regarding the operation of electrical grids and discussed the results with experts. The social program included the presentation of Dortmund and the Ruhr area as well as a meeting with the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace and a tour around the EUREF campus in Berlin.
On 15 September 2020, the GRSS was awarded in the framework of the competition “Brücken für die deutsch-russische Hochschul- und Wissenschaftszusammenarbeit” ("Bridges for German-Russian university and scientific cooperation"). The festive award ceremony took place at the closing event of the German-Russian Year of University Cooperation and Science 2018-2020 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin.
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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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord 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 20 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 H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.
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 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".Zum Lageplan