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Discussion group in front of a poster wall. Above it the logo of HumboldtN © Humboldtⁿ
Discussion round at the Humboldtⁿ meeting in Münster on May 31.

As part of the first Humboldtⁿ meeting on May 31, 2022, the poster exhibition "Humboldtⁿ focused: under pressure." was opened.

On May 31, the kick-off meeting of Humboldtn took place at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. The participants included rectors and students from the universities of North Rhine-Westphalia as well as representatives of various NGOs and the business community. The state's Minister for Culture and Science, Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, also took part in the meeting: "By founding the Humboldtn sustainability initiative, the state's universities have made it clear that they are living up to their responsibility to jointly pursue sustainability goals in research, teaching, administration and infrastructure and to make significant contributions to a successful transformation process towards sustainability. The exchange between academia, business and society at the kick-off event was an important step on this path."

The program included keynotes on new perspectives on sustainability issues and on proposed solutions for dealing with areas of tension in sustainability. In addition, the poster exhibition "Humboldt focused: Under pressure. Sustainability and its areas of tension", in which all universities of North Rhine-Westphalia are participating, was opened. On the basis of the sustainability projects presented on the posters, discussions could be held with representatives of the universities. The TU Dortmund University was also represented at the conference and contributed a poster to the exhibition presenting the studium oecologicum as a first step in the field of education for sustainable development as well as challenges in the field of building renovation and legal framework.

Finally, a panel discussion with representatives of all sectors of society took place, where clear expectations for Humboldtn were formulated and supported by the audience and summarized by Prof. Holger Burckhart (Rector of the University of Siegen, speaker Humboldtn): Strengthen commonalities of the universities, bundle and act inspired from this in exchange with all social actors.

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As part of the first Humboldtⁿ Conference on May 31, 2022, the poster exhibition "Humboldtⁿ focused: Under pressure. Sustainability and its areas of tension" opened.

At a poster exhibition, NRW's 16 universities present diverse projects on areas of tension in sustainability, and the research location North Rhine-Westphalia presents itself in all its facets around the topic of sustainability with this traveling exhibition. Conflicting goals of sustainable research approaches or on the transfer track will be made clear.

In the coming months, the posters will tour through NRW, including the state parliament, the Wuppertal Institute and, of course, the universities. Numerous events and supporting programs will take place at the locations, about which we will keep you up to date in our channels.

To the entire digital poster exhibition

Poster in the context of the exhibition "Humboldtⁿ focuses: Under pressure. Sustainability and its areas of tension" of the Humboldtⁿ Sustainability Initiative

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.