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Working Group Sustainability

On the initiative of Chancellor Albrecht Ehlers, the Working Group Sustainability was founded in 2012 to stimulate a university-wide dialog and to meet ecological and social responsibility in research and teaching as well as in administration. The Working Group includes various members from teaching, research and administration.

The aim of this group is to ensure sustainable development in various areas of the university and to develop and implement new ideas for sustainability projects in and between science, students and administration.

To this end, the Working Group also uses the potential of successful projects and initiatives. There are currently links in particular to ecological projects in energy management and resource conservation as well as to sustainable construction and environmental protection on campus and in teaching and research operations. Increasingly, however, ideas for sustainability projects are also emerging from personnel development and diversity management.

If you are interested in getting involved and making a contribution to sustainability at TU Dortmund University, join us. The Working Group is open to all TU members.

Location & approach

The campus of the TU Dortmund University is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the A45 crosses the B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by the bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offers an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

From Dortmund Airport, the AirportExpress takes just over 20 minutes to Dortmund main station and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.