The Competence Center NRW Kompetenzzentrum Elektromobilität Infrastruktur und Netze at the ie³ Institute for Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics of the TU Dortmund coordinates and bundles activities of science and companies in the fields of electromobility and energy system transformation. The core of the center is a joint technology and testing platform for interoperable electromobility, infrastructure and networks, which forms the technical foundation of the competence center's projects on all systems engineering issues in the field of electromobility. However, electromobility is more than just driving a car. Electromobility is understood here as a cross-sectional technology of the energy system of the future. It combines the requirements but also the great opportunities of the energy transformation: Decentralized storage, flexible loads, intelligent consumers, fluctuating generation, renewable energies, etc. Combining all of this with people's increasing demand for mobility qualifies the Competence Center at the TU Dortmund University as a place of progress. It is all about thinking the future.
The aim of the competence center is to create a meaningful link between decentralized generators, intelligent loads and flexible storage systems in order to meet the challenges of the energy transformation and at the same time generate technological progress that leads to marketable innovations.
Since energy system transformation and electromobility are issues in the context of society as a whole, the Competence Center is not only pursuing its scientific and technical activities, but is also taking the path of transferring the results and theses generated to society. This is done, for example, by actively shaping municipal citizen participation concepts and through close cooperation with municipalities and associations.
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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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord 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 20 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 Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.