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Guest residencies of in­ter­na­tio­nal scientists at TU Dort­mund University

Dort­mun­d Gambrinus Fellowships

The Gambrinus Fellowship-Program supports guest stays of renowned in­ter­na­tio­nal ­scientists at TU ­Dort­mund University.

Gambrinus Fellowship 2020

Thanks to the support of the Sparkasse­ Dort­mund, TU Dort­mund University was able to announce another round of the Dort­mund Gamrbinus-Fellowships in 2020. The­ program supports guest stays of renowned in­ter­na­tio­nal­ scientists at TU­ Dort­mund University.

Deadline (already over)

Proposals for potential Gambrinus Fellows could be submitted to the Vice-Rector ­Research until April 30, 2020.

An awards committee, consisting of the Vice-Rector Research (2021: Vice-Rector International Affairs) and a representative of the Board of Management of Sparkasse­ Dort­mund, decides on the proposals received in due time. The leading selection criterion is the­ academic reputation of the guest researcher.

General Conditions

Proposals for potential candidates should be submitted via the respective dean’s offices or the management of the central­ scientific­ institutions and should include the following documents:

  • a justification for the invitation of the guest,
  • a brief outline of the­ scientific CV of the proposed visiting scientist,
  • an estimate of the probable costs of travel and subsistence.

Since the­ program aims to particularly promote the development of new contacts, applications for in­ter­na­tio­nal­ scientists who have not yet been guests at TU­ Dort­mund University will be given preferential treatment.

An integral part of the Gambrinus Fellowships is that the invited­ scientists and­ scholars at TU­ Dort­mund University perform teaching and­ research tasks and give a public lecture. During their stay, they will be supervised by the inviting faculty, which will also provide the infrastructure (workplace etc.) for the visit. Financial support for the guest stay by the faculty or chair in question amounting to approx. 30% of the requested cost sum is desired.

The amount of the individual Gambrinus Fellowships is based on the calculated travel and accommodation costs incurred by the guest. A daily rate of 80 Euro is used as a basis for the calculation of the accommodation costs. The duration of the guest's stay can range from a few days to a maximum of six weeks.

With the approval of a Gambrinus Fellowship, the host scientist is obliged to send a final report on the activities of the fellow to the Vice-Rector Research and, if necessary, to participate in the public relations work associated with the stay. For tax reasons, the Fellow's participation in teaching at the faculty is­ required and must be proven.

Gambrinus forum

The highlight of the annual Gambrinus activities is the "Gambrinus Forum". Here, internationally renowned scientists address a broad public with lectures.

Impressions Gambrinus forum 2019



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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".

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