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Sustainability research network

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The aim is to develop a network to promote exchange between scientists researching sustainability.

Sustainability lends itself to interdisciplinary research and collaboration like almost no other topic. As can be seen from the research section on this website, the majority of all faculties are already active in the field of sustainability. However, lecturers often do not know about each other - especially across faculties. Thus, in case of doubt, fruitful intersections and opportunities for joint cooperation and the exchange of different perspectives are lost.

A concept for a sustainability network is to be developed with the participation of professors and lecturers. In addition, an exchange with the Vice President Research will be sought.

The long-term goal is to promote dialogue between researchers on sustainability and new interdisciplinary research projects. 

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.