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Study Award "Housing and the City"

Annual call for tender

The NRW.BANK and IRPUD of the TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity announce in cooperation the Study Award "Housing and the City" to honour outstanding theses in this field. The NRW.BANK Award "Housing and the City" is awarded once a year at the NRW.BANK Colloquium for diploma, master and doctoral theses in the field which are particularly distinguished by scientific achievement, outline feasible recommendations for action or contribute to the further development of funding and structural policy concepts in North Rhine-Westphalia. The prize serves to promote young researchers and can be awarded to graduates of all disciplines whose final thesis or doctoral dissertation was written at a uni­ver­si­ty in NRW. Theses written in English can also be submitted.

Selection Committee

A selection committee with re­nowned researchers and practitioners decides on the awarding of the prize and is composed of :

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabine Baumgart, prev. TU Dort­mund; President of the ARL; BPW Stadtplanung, Bremen
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Bauass. Rolf Westerheide, prev. RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity, Chair of Urban Planning and Design; Member of the Board of the Federal Chamber of Architects Berlin and AKNW
  • Dipl.- Ing. Anne Luise Müller, Head of the Department for Urban Planning , Cologne
  • Dr. Daniel Zerweck, Managing Director europiZe UG

Participation Requirements

The prize serves to promote young academics and can be awarded to graduates of all disciplines whose final thesis or doctoral dissertation was written at a uni­ver­si­ty in NRW.
As a prerequisite, the thesis must

  • deal with a topic from the re­search field of "Housing and the City",
  • be characterised by a special scientific achievement, a practical orientation or an in­no­va­ti­ve perspective,
  • focus on current issues in the re­search field,
  • and be no more than two years old and written by a team of no more than three authors.

The prize is awarded in a proposal procedure. All professors and re­search assistants at universities in NRW are eligible to submit proposals.


For the application, the following documents are required:

  • the bachelor, master, diplom or doctoral thesis,
  • a short summary of the theses (max. 300 words),
  • an application form completed by the supervising uni­ver­si­ty professor or re­search assistant,
  • a letter of recommendation written by the supervising uni­ver­si­ty teacher or re­search assistant.


The theses must be submitted in electronic form to the contact mentioned below until 30 April.


Current Tender


Further details on the tenders and award winners can be found in the



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Location & approach

The TU Dort­mund campus is located near the Dort­mund West interchange, where the A45 Sauerland line crosses the B1/A40 Ruhr expressway. The Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Cam­pus, the Dort­mund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Cam­pus. Coming from the A45, you can turn onto Stockumer Straße via Universitätsstraße. This in turn is connected to Baroper Straße, along which Cam­pus South extends. If you take the exit of the A-40, the route via Emil-Figge Straße, Marie-Curie Allee to Baroper Straße makes sense. If you turn from Baroper Straße into Au­gust-Schmidt Straße, you have the possibility to reach the parking lot directly behind the GB III.

The South Cam­pus is connected via Stockumerstraße by bus lines 440 and 449, which run every 10 minutes. Cam­pus South can be reached on foot from the Am Gardenkamp stop, and the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station is also located near the Eichlinghofen stop. The bus lines connect to the U42 light rail line at the Barop Parkhaus stop, which provides connections to the Dort­mund-Hombruch district and Dort­mund downtown. 

From Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen, the South Cam­pus is connected to the H-Bahn network via the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station. Line 1 runs here every 10 minutes, and the South Cam­pus is served by the Cam­pus Süd stop. 
A connection to Cam­pus North is also provided via the H-Bahn. Line 2 shuttles between Cam­pus North and Cam­pus South every 5 minutes.

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 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”.

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