In North Rhine-Westphalia, it is mandatory to wear a medical mask (surgical mask, masks of the FFP2 standard or the KN95/N95 standard) in public transport, in hospitals and in nursing homes. At the TU Dortmund University, a medical mask must be worn during lectures. This regulation is initially valid until the end of April; an extension will be considered depending on the incidence. Outside of teaching events, TU Dortmund recommends that all employees, students and guests wear a medical mask at all times indoors at the university. Those who wear a surgical mask thereby protect other persons in particular, while a well-fitting FFP2 mask at the same time offers a high level of self-protection.
Observe the AHAAL rule (distance, hygiene, mask, app, ventilation). Those who wear a surgical mask thereby protect other persons in particular, while a well-fitting FFP2 mask at the same time offers a high level of self-protection. A vaccination offers protection against a severe course.
Get tested if you have symptoms and avoid contact. Regular testing also helps to detect corona infections early and minimize its spread. Pay attention to the coughing and sneezing etiquette: turn away from those present, do not cough in your hand, but cover your mouth and nose and cough into the crook of your arm if possible. Dispose of used tissues quickly. Those who wear a medical face mask can protect others from droplet infection.
The RKI explains on its website who belongs to the risk group (in German).
For students who are demonstrably particularly at risk, e.g. because they cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated or do not build up sufficient immune protection after vaccination, pragmatic solutions for participation in courses should be found in joint discussion. DoBuS continues to support students and teachers with questions about this and about compensation for disadvantages.
"Droplet protection" can be implemented with Plexiglas panels that can be set up variably at the work area. They prevent infection by droplet infection if the minimum distance of 1.5 m between two persons cannot be maintained. TU Dortmund University provides this. You will find all information in the FAQ in the service portal.
All lecture halls and some seminar rooms are automatically ventilated. Here, only fresh air is supplied, so that no contaminated room air is circulated. Other rooms must be ventilated through the windows every 20 minutes. As many rooms as possible are equipped with CO2 monitors to support the ventilation control.
A fact sheet on ventilation and air purification devices is available in the ServicePortal (German only).
You can find a collection of material on health protection in our ServicePortal: posters, table cards and handouts.
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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”.