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Workspaces

Whether alone or in a group, whether with a computer or just pen and paper - finding a suitable place to study and work on campus is not always easy. With the following list of workspaces we try to make this search easier for you.

The presented workspaces are of course not the only ones, but hopefully the best and indisputably the most frequently used places to study and work at the university. Do you know any other good places? Then please send us your suggestion by e-mail.

Sofa room

Location room M/322 on the 3rd floor of Mathetower

Utilization Very crowded at peak times, mostly empty in the early morning and late afternoon as well as during the lecture-free period.

Equipment Sofas, low tables, folding chairs, W-LAN, several sockets, some textbooks

Description The many sofas make the sofa room a cozy place to study. However, it is also easy to get distracted here.

Group workspaces and computer room 3rd floor

Location 3rd floor of the Mathetower

Utilization often busy. The computer room is shared with the Maths department. It is not opened yet, after the renovations.

Equipment Desks and chairs; in the computer rooms computers with Windows operating system and common statistical software, laser printer "Alfred". On the third floor there is also the Mathematics Help Desk and a small kitchenette.

Description The most communicative of the department's computer rooms, which means it is not always quiet here. But you can ask someone else a question or ask for help.

Computer room basement

Location room M/U18 in the basement of the Mathetower, accessible only via the staircase or the elevators at the south end of the building.

Utilization usually there are still computers available

Equipment Computers with Windows operating system and common statistical software, access to laser printer "basement" in room M/U26 four doors down

Description Usually a little quieter and far less frequented than its big brother on the 7th floor.

Linux pool

Location Room M/U26 in the basement of the Mathetower, accessible only via the stairwell or the elevators at the south end of the building

Utilization often empty

Equipment Computer with Linux operating system and common statistical software, laser printer "basement".

Description Is only used by a few students.

Other places

Workstations for groups and individuals in the central library

Work places on the ground floor of the Mathetower and in the Audimax foyer

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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.