The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) continuously monitors the situation in Germany. It publishes a daily situation report. It also continuously updates the list of risk areas abroad. Daily updated Key figures are also published by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (in German). The city of Dortmund publishes figures on local infection incidence on its website every day (in German).
Teaching in the summer semester as a rule takes place in presence and may only be accompanied by digital offers in justified and exceptional cases. In addition, the integration of digital elements into classroom teaching is of course still possible. Teachers at TU Dortmund University can continue to provide hybrid offers, but are not obliged to do so.
No, as of 4 April, the 3G controls on campus will no longer generally apply, as the Infection Protection Act will then only stipulate such access restrictions for hotspots. TU Dortmund University recommends that everyone continues to make use of the testing offer.
At TU Dortmund University, the mask requirement for courses continues to apply, so that all participants must continue to wear a medical mask during classroom teaching. The aim of this measure is to protect all participants and especially the teachers from infection and thus reliably maintain the recently resumed classroom teaching. This is particularly necessary because the teachers themselves are usually unable to wear an FFP2 mask when speaking loudly and understandably and are therefore unable to protect themselves. This regulation will continue until the end of May; an extension will be considered depending on the incidence values of infections. Masks are also still required in the university library.
Outside the courses, TU Dortmund University recommends that all employees, students and guests always wear a medical mask indoors at the university. Details on occupational safety are governed by the general hygiene concept.
Those who wear a surgical mask thereby protect other persons in particular, while a well-fitting FFP2 mask offers a high level of self-protection at the same time.
The Office of Occupational Safety, Environmental and Health Protection provides certified surgical masks to the Dean’s Offices and other institutions which can be issued to employees for work on campus. A contingent of FFP2 masks is available if it is inevitable to work without a minimum distance in special situations.
A video (in German) on the ServicePortal explains the correct use of FFP2 masks.
TU Dortmund University is monitoring the situation and informs all members regularly via the homepage and, if necessary, also via e-mail. Please check these communication channels regularly (currently every day if possible), even when you are at home. TU members can find an archive of all e-mails in the ServicePortal.
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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dortmund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dortmund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station (“Dortmund Universität”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station (“Dortmund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop “Dortmund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dortmund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dortmund Universität S”.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dortmund Universität S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.