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Excursions and Events for International Researchers

The­ International Office­ regularly organizes events for international doctoral students and postdocs at TU­ Dortmund ­University.

Varied activities such as visits to the BVB Stadium, the German Football Museum, the­ Dortmund­ Christmas Market or a medieval festival and much more are on the agenda!

The various events are aimed at all­ international doctoral students and postdocs at TU­ Dortmund ­University­ and are either free of charge or greatly reduced in price.

Unfortunately, such face-to-face events cannot take place at the moment. However, the offer of events will be continued as soon as the pandemic-related restrictions allow it.

Note: This project is funded by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of­ Germany.

Together with the Graduate Center TU Dortmund, the International Office offers international postdocs in the summer term workshops that should support your career at universities or beyond.In addition to transferable skills, the events also offer the opportunity to network and exchange ideas across department boundaries.

Places for participation are limited. The workshops in a nutshell as well as the links for registration:

Exploring your career options in academia and beyond (English, online or in presence)

This workshop aims to help in­ter­na­tio­nal Postdocs to assess their current position, to identify career goals, and to develop a road map for achieving them in the individual setting.

21.07.2021, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Navigating the German research funding landscape (English, online or in presence)

This workshop provides an overview of the German re­search funding landscape focusing on funding opportunities available to researchers at the early to advanced postdoctoral stage.

22.07.2021, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Center.

Every two weeks, the Welcome Services offer international researchers at TU Dortmund University the opportunity to practice and improve their German language skills, ask questions and exchange ideas with other learners during the lunch break.

For a unique non-binding registration please send an e-mail.

Those who have already participated do not have to register each time, but will automatically receive an e-mail with the access and the topic for the upcoming meeting.


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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)

Interactive map

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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