Here you can find information about offers and platforms for fled scientists and researchers under threat.
Please feel free to gather further information about content and programs on the according websites of the individual organizations. In case of any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the Refugee Counseling and Integration Office.
‘‘Chance for science” is a social network for fled scientists, academics and students living in Germany. The network facilitates access to science and helps researchers with a refugee background to get into contact with German researchers and scholars. The portal allows people to create their own profiles with details of their previous activities and creates a framework for making contact with each other.
Scholars at Risk is an international network of more than 400 universities, research institutions and other scientific organizations that work together to help refugee or endangered scientists worldwide. Among other activities, SAR organizes research and teaching assignments for refugee scientists and offers on-site assistance. In addition, the SAR network offers a directory of various scholarship programs and other academic opportunities offered by institutions around the world.
The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund is a fund from the Institute of International Education (IIE) for professors and researchers who are granted scholarships to take refuge in a university or research institution abroad. Even if it is not possible to return to the home country, the SRF continues to support refugee academics to allow medium to long-term possibilities to stay abroad.
The Council for At-Risk Academics supports threatened scientists in their search for opportunities to live and do research in safety, but also those who are in exile or are in their home country despite considerable risks. Furthermore, CARA supports endangered universities that wish to maintain their university operations despite numerous dangers and problems. More information can be found on the website of CARA.
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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.