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Campus and Departments

The TU ­Dortmund University is a campus university, its 17 departments and service facilities are mainly distributed between the North and South campuses.

University Library (UB):
The University Library, often called "Bib", is divided into the Central Library and three Departmental Libraries:

the Departmental Library of Architecture and Civil Engineering, the Emil-Figge-Bibliothek and the Departmental Library of Spatial Planning. Here you will find up-to-date information on opening hours and on the extensive use of the library.

Dining and Cafeterias: The Studierendenwerk Dortmund runs a total of seven catering establishments on TU Dortmund University’s campus offering a wide variety of food. The daily changing cafeteria plans can be viewed on the website of the Studierendenwerk Dortmund (only in German) as well as in the right sidebar of the TU Dortmund University website under the icon [knife and fork].

AStA: The General ­Students' Committee, or AStA (only in German) for short, represents the student body at a college or university and is thus something like the student "government". In addition to representing students, the AStA of TU Dortmund University offers a range of services, such as advice on studying or finding accommodation and work.

Lost and found: The central lost property office (only in German) of TU ­Dortmund University is located at the gatekeeper's office in building EF 50. (Emil-Figge-Straße 50, Tel.: (+49)231 755-2161)

Orientation on Campus

For orientation on campus you can either use the classic campus map (second page is on English) or this interactive map (only in German).

For the smartphone, TU Dortmund University also offers an app including campus navigation (both for iOS and Android).



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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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