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Academic Center

The office hours on 28.03. have to be cancelled. Please reach out via mail for any assistance!

Office Hours WS 22/23

In-Person: Tu 11:00 - 12:00 (incl. Linguistics expert), or via prior arrangement

Digital (via Zoom): prior arrangement via email


Office Hours SS 23

In-Person: Tu 09:00 - 10:00 (incl. Linguistics expert), or via prior arrangement

Digital (via Zoom): prior arrangement via email


Room: 3.218

Note: Emails cannot always be answered immediately and it may take a few days to get back to you.

What is the Academic Center?

The Academic Center consists of tutors who provide methodical, linguistic, and organizational support with your written works, research, and presentations.

The tutors are students who have been selected based upon their excellent achievement and skillset. They offer regular office hours. If you are having difficulties or questions during your writing process of an essay, term paper, final thesis, or response cards  then feel welcome to give the Academic Center a visit! We are also glad to help answer your questions about the module exams and test preparation.

The Academic Center is exclusively to support students in learning and strengthening their academic writing skills. You visit to the Academic Center has no influence on the grade you receive for the essay, paper, or presentation other than that will will advise you to our best ability. We do not grade the works that you bring to us, but rather work with you on improvements that will help strengthen you work. 

Note: If you are coming to us with a longer term paper or thesis, we cannot always provide a complete correction due to time constraints, but rather answer specific questions and provide general feedback as to improvements. 

Office Hours

Office hours will take place in-person. You can come to any in-person office hours without a prior appointment, but we can also offer times outside of the regular office hours with prior appointment.

Additionally, we are offering digital meetings via Zoom. Please email us if you would like to receive a link for a meeting.

Furthermore, we are offering a special office hour with our Linguistics expert who is able to help with more specific questions and problems with essays and papers for courses in linguistics. 

Feel free to consult the Essay Checklist before reaching out to us.

Note: The demand for corrections and help is especially high during the end of the semester and as deadlines approach. We do our best to help everyone as much as we can, but due to time constraints we cannot always discuss your papers in detail.  It will be more helpful for you to contact us as early as possible before the final deadline.



Here you can download the new Stylesheet (October 2017) which will help you with your structure, writing, and citations. It is based upon the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th edition). Please note that teachers of the respective teams may have different requirements that vary from the stylesheet. If you are unsure, please ask the teacher for their requirements - especially in linguistic courses.


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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).