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Information for New Appointees

Congratulations on your appointment at TU Dortmund University! We are pleased that you have decided to take up a professorship at our university. To help you get off to a good start at our university, we have provided you with some information on the following pages, among other things, our Dual Career Service or finding a place to live, which might be relevant for you when you start working here. Below you will also find answers to frequently asked basic questions.

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Directions for bus, train, plane or car as well as maps can be found on the page  Contact and How to Get to the Campus.

Answers to your questions about pension law matters, secondary employment, etc. can be found on the pages of the  Office Professorships, Civil Servants, Ancillary Areas.


At the Welcome Event for Newly Appointed Professors, you will learn a lot of interesting facts about TU Dortmund University and get to know contact persons from the Central Scientific Institutions, the central administrative and service units as well as the university administration in general who are relevant for you.

Shortly before the end of the lecture period in the summer semester, TU Dortmund University celebrates a summer festival every year. All students, employees and friends of the university are cordially invited together with their families to enjoy the colorful program.

The Open House Day is regularly held on a Saturday in the fall. There, TU Dortmund University presents itself in all its facets. Visitors can get to know the university through a variety of offers and look behind many doors.

On 16 December, TU Dortmund University celebrates its founding with an Academic Anniversary Celebration. This event, to which the Rectorate and the Association of Friends of TU Dortmund University invite guests, will focus on several award ceremonies. In addition, guests can expect a varied stage program and a social gathering in the main cafeteria.

The event calendar informs you about upcoming events around TU Dortmund University.

TU Dortmund University offers an extensive range of continuing education courses at a high level and thus is aimed at interested parties who would like to expand their knowledge in a targeted manner and broaden their skills. You will find offers that are both practical and based on the latest scientific findings. You can choose from a variety of different formats, from continuing education certificate programs on the one hand to customized short-term events on the other hand.

You can find all the information you need on the pages of continuing education at the university.

All offers and important information on the topics of health and health promotion (university sports, occupational health management, occupational safety) at TU Dortmund University can be found on the page Health Services.

Cultural life in all its facets is very important at TU Dortmund University. On the page TU | culture you can find a lot of information in one place about what TU Dortmund University has to offer culturally: Exhibitions, concerts, readings, etc. Here you can also get an overview of the dates on the “Campus Stadt, the university's floor in the Dortmunder U. Information on orchestras, choirs and big bands - the musical offers of TU Dortmund University - can be found on the page Unimusik.

Cultural offers in the surrounding area can be found on the pages of the City of Dortmund.

You can find out about the diverse daily or weekly offerings in the TU Dortmund University catering facilities on the website of the Studierendenwerks Dort­mund.

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 South Cam­pus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). 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 North Cam­pus to South Cam­pus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Cam­pus 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 15 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 North Cam­pus. 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 South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus 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”.

More detailed information can be found at the page campus-maps.

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