- The Family Service advises and supports all university members in questions regarding the compatibility of family with studies, research and career.
- In the event of an acute psychological crisis, students and employees can contact the Psychological (Study) Counseling Service at the Technical University of Dortmund. On this page, under "Offers for employees", you will find the info series with recommendations for new routines, good communication and manageable news flow for all university employees.
- BMFSFJ overview of counseling and assistance services, continuously updated (06.07.2020).
- Overview at the National Center for Early Support: Where can parents get advice now? (13.05.2020)
There is more flexibility for families in parental benefits. In order to be able to support families during the Corona pandemic, the regulations for parental allowance have been adjusted for a limited period of time. (as of 05/15/2020)
What has changed specifically? In brief:
- Parents in so-called system-relevant occupations can defer their parental benefit months until June 2021 at the latest.
- The partnership bonus remains in effect even if one parent works more or less than planned as a result of the current situation.
- Families and expectant parents who experience a loss of income as a result of the Corona measures should not be at a disadvantage.
- For more information, visit: Current information from the federal government regarding parental allowance
The child supplement supports families with small incomes and can amount to up to 205 euros per month per child. How much child supplement you receive depends on how much income and assets you, your partner and your child have. It also depends on how many children you have and how high your housing costs are.
Income is all income received in the last 6 months before the start of the grant period. The net income after deduction of income-related expenses and allowances is taken into account.
Whether an application makes sense can be checked here: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/familie-und-kinder/kiz-lotse
It is not easy to answer here whether housing allowance or SGB-II benefits are more favorable instead of the child allowance; if you have questions about this, be sure to ask for advice!
Families with a low income can apply for a one-time bonus of 100 euros per child. This bonus can be used for vacation and leisure activities. This scheme will take effect from June 11, 2021, and aims to mitigate the impact of the Corona pandemic on children and young people. Read more at: https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/suche/kinderfreizeitbonus-1927190
- There are now other compensation options for parents who experience wage losses due to the Corona crisis. However, these schemes are likely to be secondary to others (e.g. short-time allowance).
A study team from the Faculty of Education Psychology and Sociology at TU Dortmund University is investigating the Impact of Corona home schooling on parents and children.
First interim results (as of 05/20/20).
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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 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 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 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”.