The subproject "Information Films on Study Courses" refers in particular to the phase of international applicants choosing the right study course, which is often still made in the home country. By the end of 2022, a total of 10 information videos on the study courses at TU Dortmund University that are most frequently attended by international students will be made available, creating a consistent, informative and digitally accessible information basis. Two additional theme films on "Living in Dortmund" and "Studying at TU Dortmund University" will supplement the subject-related services.
Students lay the foundation for successful studies by choosing the right study course. For all prospective students, it is therefore recommended that they reflect on their own interests and special inclinations and that they inform themselves very well in advance. For international prospective students, however, it is often difficult to obtain informative and realistic information about studying at a German university.
This is exactly where the planned information videos come in, informing international prospective students about the specific requirements, characteristics and career opportunities of the ten most popular international degree programs at TU Dortmund University as well as about studying in Germany. This is intended to avoid possible wrong decisions when choosing a study course.
The concept for the information films follows a more documentary approach. In addition to department staff, international students of the respective degree program and, if possible, alumni who ideally also work in Dortmund after graduation are given a voice. In order to strengthen the connection to actors outside the university, employers from the region who have already hired graduates of the study program should also be included if possible. In addition to information about the course of studies and career prospects, the information films will also focus on topics such as required language skills, different teaching and learning cultures or supportive support services.
Since the films may be received differently by prospective students in different cultures, the reception of the video will be preceded by a review of the storyboards by intercultural trainers and appropriate feedback will be incorporated.
Close cooperation and coordination between the departnments and the International Office is very important in the production of the information videos on the study programs. After preliminary conceptual considerations, the project starts with the pilot film about the study program "Chemical Engineering" in cooperation with the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering (BCI). In 2021 and 2022, the series will be continued with information films on nine further study programs and supplemented by the two theme films "Living in Dortmund" and "Studying at the TU Dortmund University".
The videos, each about three minutes long, will be posted on TU Dortmund University's YouTube channel and will be integrated into the homepages of the International Office and the departments so that international prospective students can research more detailed information directly and individually. The social media platforms of the International Office and the faculties can be used for further distribution.
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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