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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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