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Offers for Staff

International mobility

Internationality in research and teaching can involve many facets. In addition to the latest news on international mobility and the Erasmus+ program, we have compiled further helpful information here. Whether you want to go to a host university as a teacher, invite visiting scholars, or plan an international research stay, here is an overview of some of the areas that can support you.

Mobility for Researchers

Conferences and Research Stays

TU Dortmund University's Research Support Services offer an overview of different funding formats that can be used to support international travel and stays.

Possible funding programs are presented for:

  • participation in conferences and congresses
  • shorter (up to 12 months) and longer research stays (over 12 months)
  • guest stays of international researchers
  • the exchange of researchers

The office offers support with choosing the right program as well as the application process.

Research Support Services - Mobility for Researchers

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Going Abroad for Teaching Purposes

Erasmus+ Teaching Staff Mobility

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Funded by the Erasmus+ program, teachers can take up guest lectureships at one of our partner universities. These are generally short stays of a few days or weeks. Lecturers from our partner universities can also teach at our department as guests.

These guest lectureships are intended to strengthen the links between the universities as well as the European dimension of the host university. Students can be provided with specialized knowledge from other European universities and the range of courses can be expanded.

The exchange offers a good opportunity for teachers to pass on their expertise beyond the borders of their own university and to receive new impulses in turn.

This can also strengthen their own international profile and the development of an international network. Other possible goals can be, for example, the preparation of future cooperation projects or joint study programs.

A prerequisite for the exchange is that staff mobility has been included in the Erasmus agreement between the universities. This is the case with a large number of our partners. You are welcome to contact the department's Erasmus coordination to ask if this is the case for a particular partner university.

You can find out more about the Erasmus+ program for teaching staff on the pages of the International Office.

Erasmus+ Teaching Staff Mobility

Continuing Education and Training

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility

In addition to mobility for teaching staff, the Erasmus program also enables non-scientific staff to receive funding for a period abroad. The goal here is the internationalization of the work area and the expansion of international networks. Staff members can gain new perspectives and strengthen their competencies through the professional exchange. The exchange also enables the development of international networks.

The mobility project can, for example, take the form of job shadowing or participation in workshops, seminars or courses. The program is aimed at non-academic employees of the administration and central institutions of TU Dortmund University as well as departmental Erasmus coordinators.

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility

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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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord 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 20 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 Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd 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 departments 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".

Streetnavigation from and to TU Dortmund University:

OpenStreetMap Routing Machine

The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:

Environment map (PDF)

Environment map (graphic)

This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:

Interactive campus map

This document contains a simple campus map in German and English:

Campus map (PDF)