Pharus - Latin for "lighthouse" - is the name of a project in the International Office. It is funded from 2020 to 2022 by the DAAD program „NRWege Leuchttürme - Projekte zur nachhaltigen Internationalisierung der Hochschulen in Nordrhein-Westfalen".
The aim of the DAAD program is to develop new, innovative formats to ensure the academic success of various target groups and promote their chances to get highly qualified jobs on the German labor market.
The project is aimed at international students (especially international students with a foreign higher education entrance qualification) and refugees during their studies. The goal is to support and accompany the academic success of international students. This success is influenced by a bundle of factors - individual, academic, social, institutional factors and social integration.
Pharus consists of various subprojects that are designed to close service gaps and improve orientation in the study system.
On the one hand, the focus is on the increased digitalization of content for study organization and service offerings, and on the other hand on the expansion of so-called "third mission" offerings with an international focus.
The individual projects are currently still under construction. Here you can find the latest updates, calls for participation and an insight into the progress. The following projects will be implemented at Pharus until the end of 2022:
Informative Films on Study Courses
Digitalization of Existing Services
Reflection Spaces for Linking Internationalization and Diversity
International Third Mission Acitivities
International Experts at Dortmund Schools
This project is funded from 2020 to 2022 by the DAAD-Program „NRWege Leuchttürme - Projekte zur nachhaltigen Internationalisierung der Hochschulen in Nordrhein-Westfalen" with funds from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
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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