City facts

Dortmund is located in Germany’s largest urban agglomeration. With about 600.000 inhabitants, it is the third largest city and one of the main economic hubs in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia.

Living in Dortmund

As an ethnically and culturally diverse city, Dortmund has much to offer. On the one side you can immerse into some of Germany’s most multi-cultural areas. On the other side you can enjoy life in bohemian neighborhoods.

Walking in the Phoenix See area, it is possible to see what concrete urban planning visions can bring to post-industrial regions. With monuments to the industrial legacies on site, the area now serves as a leisure, high-tech and high end residential hotspot.

On an international scale, you might have heard of Borussia Dortmund and Germany’s largest soccer stadium. That is where our first year students are usually welcomed at.

Studying in Dortmund

With roughly 35,000 enrolled students (in 10/2017), TU Dortmund University is the largest institution of higher education in the city. The university was founded in 1968 amidst, and in response to regional, post-war restructuring processes in the region.
Both, our North and South Campus can easily be reached via regional and local public transport and are only a short trip away from downtown Dortmund.