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Erasmus European Policy Statement (EPS) 2021-2027

Driving internationalization at TU Dortmund University forward with Erasmus

TU Dortmund University (TUDO) has gained a special profile with 17 faculties ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and culture studies. In the course of global competition, internationalization at all university levels and the associated international networking is an important pillar for making TUDO an even more attractive location for research and teaching in the long term. TUDO maintains active exchanges with partner universities around the world, with a focus on North America, and participates in a number of international mobility programs - the Erasmus program being the most widely used. All groups of the university, students (34,000), professors (300) and academic and non-academic staff (6,500) should benefit from projects within the Erasmus program.

The objectives and activities are clear: TUDO wants to increase international experiences and the awareness of European identity for all groups of the university, whether abroad or at home (concept of "Internationalization at Home"), e.g. stays abroad should become the norm; more English taught Master courses; cooperation with the city of Dortmund; Campus Stadt). Everyone should have access to high-quality (international) education regardless of their social and economic background (e.g. talent scouts; DoBuS). In research a participation in KA2 needs to be increased to internationalize existing and new partnerships. The University Alliance Ruhr, where the Ruhr-University Bochum, the University of Duisburg-Essen and TUDO pool their competences, is e.g. helpful in finding Erasmus internships, apply for KA2 together and help to achieve the priorities of the European Renewal Agenda for Higher Education, such as measures to prevent future mismatches between the demand for and supply of competences.

Digitalization of and sustainability in mobility programs, led by Erasmus Without Papers, plays an important role now and in the future and TUDO is willing to actively support this process.



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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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