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Sociology in search of their identity

With his contribution to the conference „Soziologische Fantasie revisited“ Prof. Weyer will be represented at the DGS section "Soziologische Theorie".


Joint farewell and welcome event

On June 21st Johannes Weyer retired after 20 years of professional experience and Cornelius Schubert was welcomed as a new professor.


Can a digital society be sustainable?

Participants at the conference of the "DGS-Arbeitskreis Soziologie der Nachhaltigkeit " from June 23rd to 25th in Passau will deal with this question.


9-Euro-ticket as a new opportunity for public transport?

In two articles of Westfalenspiegel with Prof. Weyer, the subject of the 9-euro ticket, which is being introduced by Deutsche Bahn, is highlighted.


Shaping a digital society

As members of the Department of Sociology, Jan Schlueter and Kay Cepera attended the future forum of the JFF, which took place from May 16th.


„Towards the New Normal in Mobility“

Several members of the InnaMoRuhr project gave presentations at the Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität which took place on June 23rd.


Behavior change through the influence of mobile apps?

A new article by Kay Cepera and Johannes Weyer on trust in digital technology was published in the Journal of Sociology.



Humanization of technology

Johannes Weyer's working paper deals with the interaction of humans and artificial intelligence in everyday contexts.

Location & approach

The  Technical University of Dortmund campus is located near the Dortmund West autobahn junction, where the A45  (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the A40 (Ruhrschnellweg B1). The most convenient autobahn exits are found on the A45 in Dortmund-Eichlinghofen (closer to the south campus) and on the B1 / A40 in Dortmund-Dorstfeld (closer to the north campus). The university is signposted at both exits.

The TU Dortmund has its own S-Bahn station ("Dortmund Universität") on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund’s central station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf’s central station via "Bahnhof Düsseldorf Flughafen". This makes the university directly accessible from the cities of Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg. Furthermore, the TU Dortmund may be reached via buslines 445, 447 and 462.
Individual timetable information for public transport is also available on the website of the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Association, and the Dortmund Transport Authority also offers an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU is the H-Bahn overhead monorail which connects the two campuses. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between the stops Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund Universität S. Line 2 shuttles every 5 minutes between the stops Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

To get from the Dortmund airport to the campus, we recommend taking the "Airport Express" to Dortmund's central train station (20 minutes), and then boarding the S-Bahn there.  A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometres away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station.