WKU EXCHANGE: Technical University Dortmund
About the University
With 16 faculties ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and cultural studies, the TU Dortmund currently has close to 34,600 students and 6,200 members of staff, including 300 professors. More than 3,600 international students from some 120 countries come to TU Dortmund University to study; they account for approximately 11 percent of the entire student body. TU Dortmund offers approximately 80 different degree programs to choose from, including a comprehensive program of about 30 teacher training courses. When they are not attending lectures and seminars, TUD students can join various initiatives and participate in more than 65 different university sports. The university also offers a whole range of cultural activities, such as the student orchestra and the university film club.
The former 'steel city' is now a modern, cosmopolitan metropolis, known all over Europe as an innovative location for technological development. New industries like IT, micro systems technology, and logistics have re-shaped Dortmund's corporate landscape. The largest city in the Ruhr Valley – with nearly 600,000 inhabitants – Dortmund also boasts extensive green areas and a high quality of life as well as a wide range of cultural and sporting opportunities such as Borussia Dortmund, the local soccer team. However, Dortmund has far more to offer in the line of sport than just football. Dortmund, with its virtuoso concerts, excellent theater and new media art, offers many cultural opportunities.
TU Dortmund offers
two different tracks during the International Summer Program: Track A: Engineering and Track B: German and European Studies. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a research project associated with one of the tracks in lieu of taking regular courses.
The summer program overlaps with the second half of the summer semester and the courses offered are regular university courses integrating German and international students.
Information about the tracks and course offerings can be found here
Winter Semester: October to February (does not align with WKU fall semester)
Summer Semester: April to July
Exchange students live in university dormitories. Housing is included in the program fee.