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Projects

Here you can find information about the ongoing and completed projects at the Technology Studies Group at TU Dort­mund.

Current projects

The  MoMeEnT research project aims to model the different levels of the complex socio-technical system of energy supply using multi-agent approaches.
This project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

InnaMoRuhr is a multidisciplinary project of the three UA Ruhr universities that are investigating the issu of how mobility in the Ruhr region can be made sustainable. The project will develop a concept of integrated, sustainable mobility for the University Alliance Ruhr and test it in practice in a field trial.
This project is funded by the Ministry of Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Completed projects

The MoFFa project explores the question of how human-machine interaction might look in intelligent, (partially) autonomous vehicles.
The project was funded by the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of Transport.

The ABIDA project investigated the societal risks and opportunities arising from current developments in the field of big data. In particular, it focused on the factors of trust, real-time control and technology assessment.
The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The aim of the KoRiSim project was to create the basis for cooperative information and risk management in electricity grids of the future.
The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It was carried out in cooperation with the Institute for Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics at TU Dort­mund University and Dort­mun­derNetz GmbH (DEW21).

The TraDiLog project focused on the effects of mechanisation and digitalisation on mobile work in forwarding and logistics companies.
This project was funded by the Research Institute for Social Development. 

The DiscGo project analysed technology policy decisions related to the phase-out of established technologies (e.g., nuclear power, automobiles with combustion engines) in order to gain a better understanding of the governance of the dismantling of socio-technological systems.
The project was funded by the German Research Foundation. 

The  RisCSIM research project has used computer simulations to investigate how the type of control affects the safety performance of a complex system. This should contribute to a better understanding and analysis of the control and counter role of complex systems such as air traffic, energy systems or road traffic.
RisCSIM was funded by the Fondation pour une Culture de Sécurité Industrielle, Toulouse, France.

AktOr is a joint project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the funding guideline "KMU-innovativ". It involves the development of a training simulation for faster crisis management.

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.