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Sustainability research network

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Scientists have met for the first time to form an interdisciplinary research network on the topic of sustainability. The aim of the research network is for scientists to network in order to conduct interdisciplinary research or teach on the topic of sustainability.

Sustainability lends itself to interdisciplinary research and collaboration like almost no other topic. As can be seen in the Research section of the website, the majority of all faculty are already active in the area of sustainability.

To provide an opportunity for more interdisciplinary work, networking, and finding possible points of intersection, the Sustainability Office organized the first Sustainability Network Meeting (NeNa) on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023.

After a keynote speech on funding opportunities in the field of sustainability by the Research Funding Unit, the 20 lecturers from a wide range of disciplines exchanged ideas on the topic of sustainability.

In the long term, it is planned to hold the Sustainability Network Meeting annually and to promote new interdisciplinary research projects.


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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.