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Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 political goals of the United Nations on which all countries have agreed. They came into force on 1 January 2016 and represent a programme on the basis of which all nations are to design and implement development goals and projects by 2030. This is why the SDGs are sometimes called the 2030 Agenda. The goals focus on global sustainable development according to economic, social and ecological aspects. In order to make the goals measurable, the SDGs were concretised by 169 sub-goals. An overview of the current global status of the SDGs can be found on the interactive map of SDG Index.

Behind each tile is a detailed explanation of the respective SDG as well as related news and projects that have been carried out at TU Dortmund University. Every year, the UN writes a report on the current status of achieving the goals, which can be viewed on the corresponding page.

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.