"Better together" - under this motto, the universities and research institutes of the Ruhr region are growing ever closer together. Cooperations expand the potential for both students and scientists in their study, teaching and research projects. Alongside the Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen, the TU Dortmund University is part of the University Alliance Ruhr, which was founded in 2007.
For example, students enrolled at one of the UA Ruhr universities have the opportunity to attend classes at one of the other partner universities without paying additional fees.
The mechanical engineering departments of the universities of Dortmund and Bochum also cooperate in the sense of a joint department in the Engineering Unit Ruhr (EUR). The EUR utilizes the resources of both universities, enables synergies and creates space for knowledge and innovation transfer. This has created a Germany-wide leading training and research center for mechanical engineering in the heart of the Ruhr region.
Innovative and strong research partners of the department are the cooperating institutes of the TU Dortmund University.