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International. Ideas. Exchange.

Global Gallery 2022

two people present their poster while another person speaks into a microphone © Aliona Kardash​/​TU Dortmund
a person who takes a picture of two green balls with her smartphone © Aliona Kardash​/​TU Dortmund
one person looks at the poster on display, another person stands in the background © Aliona Kardash​/​TU Dortmund

The event "Global Gallery" on 18 May 2022 presents the spectrum of international activities at TU Dortmund University for the second time.

Within the framework of a gallery walk, impressive projects of a wide range are presented: Research projects, international activities in studying and teaching, student initiatives.

In addition to the opportunity to find out what other committed people at TU Dortmund University are doing in the field of internationalization, the focus is above all on the exchange of best practice examples. There will be plenty of opportunity to do so in an inviting atmosphere and with culinary delights.

The Global Gallery will take place at TU Dortmund University's International Meeting Center (Emil-Figge-Straße 59, 44227 Dort­mund).


4:00 p.m. Entrance and Reception
4:30 p.m. Welcome by the Rector Prof. Dr. Manfred Bayer
4:45 p.m. Gallery Walk & Award Ceremony by the Vice President International Affairs Prof. Dr. Tessa Flatten
5:30 p.m. Awards for Internationalization in the Areas of Research, Teaching, Transfer and Administration and the Presentation of Certificates for Visiting Researchers
6:30 p.m. Flying Buffet & Get-together
Impressions and Awarded Projects

Global Gallery 2020

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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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".

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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".

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