The Federal Government has amended the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (Science Time Contract Act), the current regulation of 23.09.2020 is effective from 01.10.2020:
"Due to the current exceptional situation, the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) (Science Time Contract Act) was amended in May 2020 by the Wissenschafts- und Studierendenunterstützungsgesetz (WissStudUG) to include a temporary transitional regulation: due to the pandemic-related restrictions on university and academic operations, the maximum fixed-term limit for academic and artistic staff who are in their qualification phase was extended. Employment relationships for qualification that exist between March 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020 can additionally be extended by six months.
In the event that the COVID 19 pandemic should continue, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research was also authorized, by ordinance with the consent of the Bundesrat, to extend the maximum term limit by a further six months at most, depending on the duration of the crisis.
The BMBF has now made use of this ordinance authorization, as the pandemic continues to place considerable restrictions on university and scientific operations. Against this background, the maximum fixed-term period for scientists in their qualification phase will be extended by a further six months. This six-month extension also applies to employment relationships that are not established until between October 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. The Federal Council approved the legal ordinance on September 18, 2020. The ordinance entered into force on October 1, 2020."
The regulation does not mean that correspondingly existing employment relationships are automatically extended. A separate application from the faculties and institutions in the usual form is required in each individual case. Information on this can be found in the ServicePortal.
For further information, please contact your administrator at the Department of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources Division.
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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”.