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Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in the context of higher education. This is underlined not least by the side letter to the Higher Education Agreement NRW 2021, in which the universities of NRW commit themselves to making sustainability a stronger focus of research projects and operations.

For TU Dortmund University, sustainable action is one of the operational and strategic goals, whereby it perceives sustainability as a joint task in which all TU members participate.

The concrete goals of the TU Dortmund in the context of sustainability are set out in the sustainability strategy. It also creates a framework for action for the future.

Here you will find opportunities to get involved: whether in one of our projects or in concrete participatory activities. We also make transparent which projects we are working on in the past, present and future. We also want to explain if and why certain (larger) project ideas cannot be carried out at the current time.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to get involved in a project or if you have ideas yourself about what can be done at TU Dortmund University for more sustainability.

In order to be informed about projects and ideas for sustainability at the TU and to be able to exchange ideas with each other, you can subscribe to our mailing list.

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.