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TU Dortmund University - Good to know

On this page you will find information about relevant contacts, ID cards etc. at TU ­Dortmund University.

The Glossary of TU Dortmund University is an online dictionary (German-English) which shows the English equivalents of specific terms used at TU Dortmund University. Here you will find correct translations for many of the terms and academic abbreviations used in the university context.


Office of Research Support Services: The Office of Research Support Services (Referat Forschungsförderung) bundles various support offers and services within the framework of the promotion of young researchers. These include information and advice on the subject of third-party funding and funding agencies, questions on research data management and the promotion of young researchers by the TU Dortmund University Graduate Center.

Graduate centerThe Graduate Center TU Dortmund University is the central service facility for early career researchers at the TU Dortmund University. It supports (prospective) doctoral candidates, postdocs, and junior faculty on their career path by providing individual advice, transferable skills training, and networking.The Graduate Center offers a variety of events on topics relevant to research. 

ITMC: The ITMC (IT & Media Center, only in German) is the service provider for IT tasks of TU Dortmund University. The service desk of the ITMC is responsible for providing information and advice on the services and can be reached by e-mail and during opening hours. In addition, the ITMC offers special consulting services, such as office support and the equipment lending portal.

Employed Families at TU Dortmund University: On the page Family Services you will find information as well as counselling and support services for families / life partnerships. Among the offers are the Parents' Café, the Dual Career Service and the KinderUni (Childrens’ University). Please note that the event offers are only in German.

On the page Organization of studies you will find a lot of relevant information about ID cards and accounts at TU Dortmund University.

UniAccount & UniMail:  All doctoral students are provided with their personal UniAccount. This is required to use the campus-wide WLAN, to obtain your UniMail address and to use other online services.  Read more about how to access your personal UniAccount.

Scientists who have a contract of employment at TU Dortmund University will receive their access data in the course of their recruitment. Scientists who are doing research at TU Dortmund University without a contract receive their access data via their inviting institute.

UniCard/student card & payment systemAll doctoral students receive their personal UniCard. The card identifies the holder as a student and also allows cashless payment (by recharging the card beforehand) at various locations on campus. Read more about how to obtain your personal UniCard as a student.

Employees receive a UniCard Personal for the same functions. This can be requested under the following internal link (only in German).

On the university's main pages you can find current open job positions at TU Dortmund University.


campus picture with mathematics building © Roland Baege​/​TU Dortmund


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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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