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JURE Programme

One day before the start of EARLI SIG19 conference at TU Dortmund University, we invite all junior researchers to a mid-day Pre-Conference 12th September 2022. Doing research in an international context means to perform on different international stages, such as presenting at conferences, publishing in journals or participating in international networks. The JURE Pre-Conference programme focuses on these aspects. Together we are going to discuss insights and exchange knowledge about how to perform confidently on international stages. And of course, in the spirit of the conference theme, there will be time for networking and get to know each other!


Check In for the Pre-Conference is possible at TU Dortmund University from 11:00 am. Information about where to find the registration desk will be available soon.

We are going to start the Pre-Conference with a joint lunch in the cafeteria of the university. It offers an extensive culinary menu, also with vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Networking at an international conference will not only be possible during lunch and dinner but will also be the topic of the first slot. We are going to get to know each other and exchange insights about common research interests and current projects.

How to publish as junior researcher in internationally recognized journals will be the focus of the second slot. Two international editors are going to present their journal and answer your questions concerning the processes  ́behind the scenes ́.

During the short coffee break there will be snacks and beverages for you, and of course nice conversations.

Conferences seem to be the place where both – networking and papers – get mixed up into exciting experiences. In a third slot, we are going to talk to and with different junior researchers about experiences, opportunities and obstacles before, during and after international conferences.

After our Pre-Conference, we are going to have dinner together at a restaurant near the university. More information coming soon.

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).