The International CultureCafé (IKC) takes place every semester and invites you to experience a travel through the world. The program usually ranges from traditional art and music to culinary specialties and live performances. At the IKC events, international students are given the possibility to present their home countries and culture. Each IKC evening is as colorful and diverse as the different nations which are presented.
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The next International CultureCafé (IKC) Festival of Cultures will take place on June 3, 2022 as an on-site event. More information will follow shortly!
This year's IKC will be held in person on June 3, 2022, and we need your support! Participate in the upcoming IKC’s Festival of Cultures!
From cultural information stands to traditional art to music or culinary specialties and live performances with dance or singing – everything can be presented at this year's Festival of Cultures.There are no limits to creativity! You are given the possibility to present your home country and culture in your very own way.
Submissions for the IKC Festival of Cultures 2022 are being accepted until May 13th, 2022, If agreed upon in advance, submission at a later date is possible. Also, you will receive payment for your involvement in the Festival of Cultures depending on the extent and content of your participation.
- I want to participate, but how do I register?
Send an email to social.counselingtu-dortmundde by May 13th, 2022 and shortly explain what you would like to do.
- I have an idea that I'd like to present, but I'm not sure if it's possible to do it. Can I still participate?
Don't worry! Send us an email with your idea and we will help you with the implementation. Teaming up with other students from your country from TU Dortmund University or FH Dortmund is also possible.
Every winter semester, the International CultureCafé (IKC) hosts a IKC Winter Edition. International students from TU Dortmund University and FH Dortmund present various customs, culinary specialties, and attractions from their home country. In 2021, the event was held digitally for the first time with two gifting campaigns, from 29 November to 20 December 2021.
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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