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Erasmus+

The EU education program Erasmus+ has been promoting cross-border mobility of students, university teaching and administrative staff since 1987. In addition, diverse cooperation and partnership programs offer far-reaching opportunities for institutional exchange between universities in Europe and worldwide.

The Erasmus+ program generation (2014-2020) was replaced by Erasmus+ (2021-2027) in 2021. For each program generation, the universities have to submit an application to the Executive Agency in Brussels (EACEA), which TU Dortmund University successfully did also in 2020. Based on this higher education policy statement (European Policy Statement ), TU Dortmund University received an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (2020) from the EU Commission. It proves that TU Dortmund University fulfills all requirements for a successful participation in the Erasmus program.

For more information on Erasmus+, please visit the website of the European Commission and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The DAAD provides information on current developments in the new Erasmus+ program generation (2021-2027) on its website.

The focus areas in the new Erasmus+ program are:

  •     Digitalization (Erasmus Without Paper (EWP))
  •     Inclusion
  •     Green Erasmus
  •     Civic Engagement

The following information contains only the information for students and employees of TU Dortmund University.

Erasmus+ Key Actions at a Glance

General information on this key action is available on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (German).

Students and staff of TU Dortmund University can read about the application formalities here:

Application | Coordination

The International Office applies centrally for funding from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

The program is implemented in cooperation between the Erasmus Faculty Coordinators and the International Office.

Successful projects at TU Dortmund University

  • since 1994 annually SMS and STA
  • since 2007 annually STT
  • since 2008 annually SMP

In the new program generation, universities have been given additional opportunities to financially support students and teaching staff (Outgoings) within the framework of the Erasmus+ program (KA131) if they carry out a mobility at a partner university in a partner country.

Since the funds for this so-called "International Mobility" (i.e. simplified "outside Europe") are limited, TU Dortmund University sets criteria for the university-internal application through the International Office (Silke Viol).

These criteria for the application and the application form can be found on the website "Erasmus+ International Mobility", so that funding for student and teaching staff mobilities could be possible as early as the academic year 2023/2024.

Only staff members of departments can submit an application for their departmental-wide agreement to the International Office. It is not possible for students to apply directly at the International Office.

For the funding of students and teaching staff, an Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional Agreement (IIA) must then be concluded for the exchange activities.

Students and staff of TU Dortmund University can find out more about the program content and application formalities soon on this website.

Application | Coordination

The International Office applies centrally for funding at the Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA).

The program is implemented in cooperation between the Erasmus+ departmental coordinators and/or contact persons for department-wide agreements and the International Office.

Student and staff mobility in KA171 is only possible with selected universities in the so-called partner countries.

For study abroad and staff mobility, so-called Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional Agreements (IIA) are required for exchange activities. TU Dortmund University can only submit applications (once a year) for departmental cooperations if the partnerships have already had active student and faculty exchanges for several years and can be integrated into a strategic framework regarding the regions.

In the Erasmus+ program generation (2021-2027), the focus in KA171 remains on promoting incoming mobility. Outgoing mobility can often only be applied for PhD students and lecturers (depending on the region) and under certain conditions can be applied for via "Erasmus+ International Mobility" within KA131 Mobility with Partner Countries at the International Office.

If you would like to apply for mobilities, this is only possible via the contact person in the department that is running a successful project (see below).

In the following you will find a general program overview of the individual programm lines for students and staff with links to the DAAD (in German):

Application | Coordination

The International Office applies centrally to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) for funding for departmental cooperations that have been successfully implemented by departments over many years and can be integrated into a strategic framework regarding the regions. A departmental cooperation agreement must already exist and proof must be provided that exchange activities are active.  If you are interested, please contact Silke Viol directly.

The program is implemented in cooperation between those responsible for the department-wide cooperation agreement and the International Office.

Successful Projects at TU Dortmund University

Call 2022 (KA171)

  • Application completed / Rejection

Call 2021 (KA171)

  • No application possible

Call 2020 (KA107)

  • Department of Human Sciences and Theology: Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR), Bandung, Indonesia
  • Department of Business and Economics: Ono Academic College (OAC), Kiyat Ono, Israel
  • Department of Cultural Studies: The University of Social Sciences and Humanities Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (USSH), Vietnam

Call 2019 (KA107)

  • Department of Business and Economics: University of Sarajevo (US), Bosnien und Herzegowina

Call 2018 (KA107)

  • Department of Human Sciences and Theology: Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR), Bandung, Indonesia
  • Department of Business and Economics: Ono Academic College (OAC), Kiyat Ono, Israel

Call 2016 (KA107)

  • Department of Human Sciences and Theology: Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR), Bandung, Indonesia
  • Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering: Chulalongkorn University (CU), Bangkok, Thailand

Call 2015 (KA107)

  • Department of Human Sciences and Theology: Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR), Bandung, Indonesia

Here you will find an overview of the new Erasmus+ program generation (2021-2027) with links to the DAAD. An overview of all innovations in Key Action 2 in the new Erasmus+ program generation can be found on this DAAD page:

Application | Coordination

Professors can submit applications directly to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The Office of Research Support Services can provide assistance with the application process if desired.

Successful projects at TU Dortmund University in the Erasmus+ program generation 2021-2027:

Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training (KA220)

Call 2022

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering (Univ.-Prof. Dr. habil. Michael Henke): PERSIST: "Experienced Purchasers Education Research Transfer for Industry 4.0 Skills Expertise" (Participating Countries: DE,FI,NL,SK)

Call 2021

  • Department of Business and Economics (JProf. Dr. Simon Hensellek): Cowork4EU: "Coworking Best Practices for European Universities"
  • Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bühler ): UPowerWAD: "Involving, empowering and training end users with disability to fully participate in the Web Accessibility Directive objectives"

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master (EMJM)

Call 2022

  • Department of Physics (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kevin Kröninger): "Master of Science Advanced Methods in Particle Physics (IMAPP)." (Participating countries: DE,IT,FR)
 
Susccessful Projects at TU Dortmund University in the Erasmus+ program generation 2014-2020:
Strategic Partnerships (KA203)

Call 2020

  • Department of Social Sciences (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt): ViSAS: "Virtual Social Art Stage"
  • DoKoLL (JProf'in Dr. Carolyn Blume): ELLeN: "English Landuage Learning Neurodiversity"

Call 2019

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering (Univ.-Prof. Dr. habil. Michael Henke): PERSIST: "Purchasing Education Research Syndicate: Industry 4.0 Skills Transfer" (Participating countries: DE,FI,NL,SK,UK)
  • Department of Social Sciences (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt): SPIRE-SAIS "Skills Alliance for Industrial Symbiosis - A-Cross-sectoral Blueprint for a Sustainable Process Industry"
  • Department of Social Sciences (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt): ARTE: "The Art of Employability"

Call 2018

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering (Univ.-Prof. Dr. habil. Michael Henke): Blocknet: "BlockChain Network Online Education for interdisciplinary European Competence Transfer"  (Participating countries: DE,DK,EE,LT)
  • Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Vertr.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Quinten): Creability: "Creative methods for an inclusive cultural work in Europe" (Participating countries: DE,GR)
  • Department of Social Sciences (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt): ESSA: "Blueprint “New Skills Agenda Steel”:  Industry-driven sustainable European Steel Skills Agenda and Strategy"

Call 2017

  • Department of Physics: iTHEPHY: "Innovative Team-Teaching for Physics" (Participating countries: DE,I,FR)
  • Social Research Center Dortmund (sfs): JobActEurope
  • Social Research Center Dortmund (sfs): SIKE "Social Innovation through knowledge exchange" (Participating countries: CR,DE,ES,PT,UK) 
  • Department of Mathematics: LaMaVoc 

Call 2015

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering (Univ.-Prof. Dr. habil. Michael Henke): PERFECT: "Purchasing Education and Research for European Competence Transfer" | coordination TU Dortmund University (Participating countries: DE,FI,NL,UK)
  • Social Research Center Dortmund (sfs): CODEMOB: "Teaching coding and mobile devices in telecentres" (Participating countries: BE,DE,ES,HU,HR)

 

Capacity Building:

Call 2019

  • Social Research Center Dortmund (sfs) (Kerstin Guhlemann): ARTE: "The Art of Employability Antonius" (Participating countries: BE,CZ,DE,FI,IT,LT,NL,PL,ES,UK)
  • Social Research Center Dortmund (sfs)(Antonius Schröder ): SPIRE-SAIS: "Skills Alliance for Industrial Symbiosis - A-Cross-sectoral Blueprint for a Sustainable Process Industry" | coordination TU Dortmund University (many participating countries)

Call 2018

  • Social Research Center Dortmund (sfs) (Antonius Schröder): ESSA: "Industry-driven sustainable European Steel Skills Agenda and Strategy" | coordination TU Dortmund University (Participating countries: BE,CZ,FI,IT,LT,NL,PL,ES,UK)

Call 2016

  • Social Research Center Dortmund (sfs): "Students 4 Change: Social Entrepreneurship in Academia" (Participating countries: MX,CL,BR,CR,FR,CO,DE,ES,PT)

This key action is divided into different areas and calls. Here you will find an overview about the program lines (in German).

Application | Coordination

Professors can submit applications directly to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The Office of Research Support Services can provide assistance with the application process if desired.

Good to Know

In this factsheet, the EU Commission provides an overview of the opportunities and priorities in the new Erasmus+ program: Factsheet Erasmus+ (2021-2027) - only in German

Erasmus Code of TU Dortmund University: D DORTMUN01

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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".

Site Map of TU Dort­mund University (Second Page in English)

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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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