Academic stays at The University of Hong Kong
During the months of October and November 2022, our lab members, Víctor Cobs-Muñoz and Liudmila Slivinskaya, were welcomed at the Urban Analytics and Interventions Research Lab (uLab) of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), as part of the DAAD-funded project “Intercultural perspectives on experiences of space and place”.
The first visit was conducted by Víctor during the month of October. During his stay, he connected with different colleagues and Labs at the HKU, as well as attended research meetings, not only at the host institution but also at the “PolyU Lab of Earth Observations”, led by Prof. Qihao Weng at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he offered an introduction talk about his ongoing research. In the same line, Víctor presented his ongoing work “Environmental justice and place: Creating a framework proposal to approach social-ecological Sacrifice Zones” as an invited speaker at the Peer Talk Series hosted by the “New Urban Researcher Seminar Series” (NURSS) of the HKU Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning.
The second visit was conducted by Liudmila during the month of November. As part of the exchange, she shared her ongoing research “Reading Urban Form of Housing Estate through Place” as an invited speaker at the Peer Talk Series hosted by the NURSS-HKU Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning in collaboration with the uLab-HKU. During her stay, Liudmila networked with colleagues and researchers from the Department of Urban Planning and Design, meeting with the Head of the Department, Prof. Shenjing He, and the associate professor Dr. Mandy Lau. She also attended seminars and events hosted by the faculty, and took part in uLab-HKU meetings. As part of her stay, Liudmila visited public housing estates in Hong Kong in order to gain a comparative understanding of the housing estate typology as her main object of research.
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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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord 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 Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd 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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