TU Dortmund supports people who care for relatives: Our care helper will be happy to provide you with information.
When close relatives need care, this often comes unprepared. With the high emotional burden come many new tasks. Caregivers have no time off work, vacations cannot be used for recreation, there is no time for personal friendships and activities, and sometimes the understanding of outsiders is diminished. Care and support often have to be organized in a very short time. Many caregivers are also working full time or studying and are unsure how much understanding their superiors or teachers have for their private situation.
Our caregiver helpline is your first point of contact on campus for questions about caring for family members in this difficult situation. How can university members reconcile care and work/study? Where can I find on-site counseling services and contact points? Who are the contact persons within and outside the university?
Our care helpline does not offer care advice, but information that will give you, the person seeking advice, an orientation for the first steps. Discussions are treated strictly confidentially.
Please feel free to make a personal appointment.
This Internet database is a service of the City of Dortmund - Social Welfare Office/Specialized Service for Senior Citizens. If you are a caring relative, friend or neighbor and would like to organize support for someone in need of help, you can access a wide range of care services in Dortmund. The Dortmund Care Guide provides you with a comprehensive overview of various providers within the city area.
The city of Dortmund, in cooperation with numerous partners, offers a selection of information and services for older people on its websites. The contact details of the senior citizens' offices in the 12 city districts can be found under the heading "Senior citizens in the city district".
Here, a nursing expert and a medical specialist are available to provide expert advice on dealing with dementia patients.
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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”.