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Green Campus

Raised garden bed

  • Projekte
  • 15 Leben an Land
TU logo surrounded with yellow blossoms of flowers. © Nikolas Golsch​/​TU Dortmund

Raised beds are to be built for the campus and placed in prominent locations. TU members are then cordially invited to use them.

Time and again, the desire for a greener campus becomes clear. The TU can be more than just a place to work, study and research: it can be a colourful living space that invites you to linger, relax and network. To get one step closer to this goal, as many raised beds as possible are to be installed this year.

They should be built as sustainably as possible and, where possible, from existing materials. The idea is to make it a community project: Anyone who has water left in their water bottle can quickly water the flowers or herbs on the way to the next lecture. If hunger drives you to the cafeteria, you can snack on a few tomatoes as you pass by. It is also conceivable that, for example, a small group is responsible for its own raised bed and can let off steam creatively.

The raised-bed locations should also invite people to get to know each other, to network and to exchange ideas about sustainability.

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.