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WP 5: Capacity building / Dual PhD (TUDO, SURP, all partners)

Resilient informal upgrading will only be successful and sustainable, if accompanied by capacity building of stakeholders at the local and national levels as well as in the academia and if results will be broadly disseminated and utilized. This includes the development, conduction and evaluation of training courses for key stakeholders involved in disaster risk management and urban governance. To sustain the knowledge and good practices of disaster risk reduction and management as well as urban governance in the Philippines and the partner countries Thailand and Vietnam, the first part of WP5 is the strengthening stakeholders’ capabilities and their networks are crucial. 

The second part, a Dual PhD between TUDO and SURP on topics of urban planning and resilience and disaster risk reduction and management with regular PhD workshops is planned. To build up a new generation of local experts on disaster risk reduction and management and urban governance, the Dual PhD program between TU Dortmund and UP SURP universities is a fundamental step in intensifying academic cooperation. Students at the PhD level shall be intensively involved in all research activities of the various WPs. LMU and Stuttgart Universities will be involved in joint supervision as well. 

Results/Deliverables
D5.1 Training course curricula and training courses conducted and evaluated
D5.2 Report on a Dual PhD between TU Dortmund Institute of Spatial Planning and the University of the Philippines School of Urban and Regional Planning
Milestones
M5.1 Knowledge exchange workshops in Thailand and Vietnam took place
M5.2 Start of the training courses and first batch of PhD candidates
M5.3 Evaluation of training courses, start training courses in partner countries
M5.4 Evaluation of training courses in partner countries

 

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 South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). 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 North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus 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 North Campus. 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 South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

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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