Those who wear a medical mask (surgical mask) can protect others from infection. A well-fitting FFP2 mask is more effective. In particular, it also offers a high level of self-protection. In North Rhine-Westphalia masks are still mandatory in contact with persons requiring special protection, especially in facilities such as hospitals or nursing homes. The mask requirement in public transport was abolished in February 2023.
Of course, masks may still be worn on the campus of TU Dortmund University. Especially during the winter months, it is recommended to wear a medical mask indoors when experiencing cold symptoms in order to avoid infecting others. In case of infection with the coronavirus, an FFP2 mask must be worn on campus.
Observe the general hygiene rules such as ventilating rooms or washing hands. 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.
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. Test yourself if you have symptoms or see your family doctor.
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. The issued devices may continue to be used as needed. They do not have to be returned to the Office of Occupational, Environmental and Health Protection, but are to be stored on site.
All lecture halls and some seminar rooms are automatically ventilated. Other rooms must be ventilated through the windows every 20 minutes.
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.
The STIKO recommends a second booster vaccination with a vaccine adapted to Omikron for persons over 60 years of age and for certain groups of persons who are themselves particularly at risk or who have close contact with people who are particularly at risk. Despite vaccination, infection can occur. However, immunization provides very good protection against a severe course.
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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”.