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Department of Physics

The Department of Physics combines excellent research in four main areas with a modern and future-oriented teaching concept. In addition to the classic Bachelor Physics and Master Physics programs, the department offers a Bachelor's program in Medical Physics and, together with the Ruhr University Bochum, a Master's program in Medical Physics. Furthermore, the department participates in the education of prospective teachers, and offers physics courses as a minor subject.

The department started teaching in 1970 with a diploma course. In research, the initial focus was on solid-state physics and particle physics; in 1985, accelerator physics was added, which is involved in the Dortmund Electron Storage Ring DELTA and the Center for Synchrotron Radiation. Since 2015, the department has been expanding its interdisciplinary focus on medical physics. The Department of Physics is strongly committed to the promotion of its students and scientific staff. In addition to a catalog of very concrete support measures, the department facilitates international exchange, e.g. within the framework of Erasmus or through the existing scientific networks.


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Location & approach

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.



One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.



From Dortmund Airport, it takes just over 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.

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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".

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