At the second Global Gallery on 18 May 2022, outstanding international projects of TU Dortmund University were presented to the university public with a poster presentation.
The Global Gallery is a new event format that serves as a further development of the former International Reception. This year, a total of 29 international projects were presented and the visitors were able to vote for their favorite projects during the event.
To get more impressions, we invite you to watch the following video:
Among the three most voted projects, "Shadows of Injustice" received the most number of votes: In Nairobi, 1.7 million people - roughly equivalent to the population of Hamburg - walk to work every day, risking their lives, as the road network is mainly designed for car traffic, although only eight percent of Nairobi's inhabitants own a car. The goal of Dorcas Nthoki Nyamai's project from the Department of Spatial Planning is therefore to expand the infrastructure for pedestrians and improve its safety.
The second place was awarded to the project "Sucking up or soaking in? Climate resilient upgrading of informal settlements in Bangkok": Students from the Department of Spatial Planning are investigating unofficial neighborhoods in Bangkok and how they can be better protected against flooding, as Thailand's capital is at high risk of flooding and natural disasters particularly affect the low-income residents of unofficial communities.
The project "Integreat - the digital integration platform" also received 1,500€: The app enables immigrants to quickly and easily access relevant information that cities or districts provide on the platform in several languages. Nationwide, almost every sixth municipality is already using the app, which Prof. Manuel Wiesche from the Department of Economics and Philip Popien and Mizuki Temma from the Department of Computer Science developed together with partners.
At the first "Global Gallery", outstanding international projects of TU Dortmund University were presented to the university public on 27 January 2020.
As a further development of the former International Reception, a total of 30 international projects were presented at this new event format. Visitors were able to vote for their favorite projects during the event.
Among the three projects with the most votes was the project "Umweltgerechtigkeit, Environmental Justice, Justiça Ambiental" by students of the Department of Spatial Planning. In Brazil's major cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, environmental injustices are particularly evident. Therefore, the student project deals with the connection between environment, health and social situation in Brazil. During a field trip to Brazil, participants collected data on air quality in various neighborhoods of the cities and created maps depicting the pollution in the areas.
The second winning project is based at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In the "Engineers Without Borders Challenge," student teachers from TU Dortmund University work together with American students from the University of Georgia on real-life problems in development cooperation. The goal is to find sustainable, practical and culturally appropriate solutions. By taking part in the Challenge, the participants learn to think outside the box, train self-organization, teamwork and their communication skills, and get to grips with everyday life and cultural conditions in the countries for which problem solutions are being developed.
In the third project, which was awarded 1,500 euros, Dr. Enrico Michelini from the Institute of Sport and Sport Science is researching the role of sport in refugee camps in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Dr. Michelini spent four weeks in May 2019 in refugee camps in Niamey, the capital of the West African country of Niger. His research found that sports in refugee camps are not only used for physical exercise, but also for mental empowerment. In addition, sport is used as an educational measure. In the next step, Dr. Michelini will work with the United Nations to develop a concept on how refugees can be optimally supported through sports.
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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