Universities and non-university research institutions have reacted clearly and unitedly to the attack on Ukraine, emphasizing that they stand in full solidarity with Ukraine and that Putin's war cannot be justified by anything.
On this page you can find support services, important information and contact points.
Current press releases and statements of TU Dortmund University
- Association of Friends supports peace concert (TU Dortmund University press release, 3 June 2022)
- Solidarity with victims and those affected by the attack on Ukraine (Rectorate press release, 14 March 2022)
- "Science stands for peaceful coexistence" (Interview with Prof. Dr. Flatten, Vice President International Affairs, 11 March 2022)
- "A European public sphere is emerging that has long been missed" (Interview with Prof. Dr. Fengler, 7 March 2022).
- The Welcome Services for international researchers support the planning and implementation of a research stay.
- For people with a refugee background, the Refugee Counseling and Integration Office is also an important point of contact.
- Thanks to the support of the Association of Friends of TU Dortmund University, Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral students of TU Dortmund University who are in need due to the current crisis in Ukraine can be supported with up to 500 EUR each within the framework of an emergency aid.
- The Office of Research Support Services provides advice and support on all aspects of obtaining third-party funding, in particular on the funding programs listed below.
- The Psychological Counseling Service supports students, employees and researchers in difficult life situations.
- News from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The DAAD's National Academic Contact Point Ukraine platform also offers information and assistance for Ukrainian researchers (available also in Ukrainian).
- The portal germany4ukraine of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland (BMI) bundles information and offers of assistance as well as questions and answers on entering the country from Ukraine.
- The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) summarizes information on entry and residence in Germany.
- The initiative #ScienceForUkraine bundles European and worldwide offers of help for students and scientists.
- The international Scholars At Risk network organizes research and teaching assignments for refugee researchers and offers on-site assistance.
- The network EURAXESS Germany provides further support and information for Ukranian researchers.
There are various contact points in Dortmund which provide important information and assistance for new arrivals. Please note that most of the websites listed below are only available in German.
- The information portal of the city of Dortmund summarizes the most important information on residence and social law, also in Ukrainian and Russian language.
- There are various contact points of the Psychological Counseling Service to which one can turn in confidence.
- The Volunteer Agency (Freiwilligenagentur) bundles opportunities to get involved or receive support.
- The Verbund der sozial-kulturellen Migrantenvereine in Dortmund (VMDO e.V.) lists overnight accommodations as well as financial and medical assistance options; the information is available in several languages.
- Various donation and aid campaigns in Dortmund can be found on the pages of Radio91.2, the RuhrNachrichten or the City of Dortmund.
- The newspaper RuhrNachrichten also summarized a lot of information about Dortmund in Ukrainian.
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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