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Fathers at the TU Dortmund

Fathers are also active at TU Dortmund University. These are portrayed in the brochure "Fatherhood - Active Fathers at TU Dortmund" from 2013.

As you read, you first encounter a brief profile of the father. Then the interviewer introduces you scenically to the interview situation. The interviews all follow a similar structure: everyday, professional and father roles. At the end of this brochure you will find an analysis of the interviews, in which some key ideas are elaborated from a social science perspective.

The brochure (Interviews 2013) is available for download. You can also download individual chapters with update interviews from 2017.

Contents of the brochure

"The "family-is-important" father"

2019

 

 

 

"Some braids take a hell of a long time to get cut off"

(2013 and 2017)

"If even we professors can't manage childcare schedules and work at the same time, then no one can."

2019

"You just have to organize everything better, the timing has changed and we are more determined by the child"

(2018)

  "We have reached a stage where joy prevails".

(2013 und 2017)

"Both the work and my supervisor are really family friendly."


2019

"With the start of my position here at TU Dortmund, significantly more family work fell to my wife."

2019

 

"We have a lot of things rolling at us".

(2013 und 2017)

"Being among fathers is just something else again".

(2017)

"The old priorities have been complemented by beautiful, new things"

(2018)

"There is no driver's license for this role."

(2017)

"It wasn't in the least that I felt held up".

(2017)

"You would need a children's outlook".

(2013 und 2017)

"The big sister helped"

(2013)

"I think it's good for kids to test themselves with other kids".

(2013)

"Together we trundle through the afternoon."


2019

"A family needs security through early decisions"

(2018)

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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 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”.

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).