The Communication Networks Institute (CNI) focuses on the research and development as well as the quantitative analysis of cutting-edge communication services, network architecture and their protocols. CNI has been led by Prof. Dr.-Ing Christian Wietfeld since 2005. With our numerous collaborative research projects, we contribute to the evolution of future wireless communication systems, in particular 5G+ and 6G networks, which are suited to fullfill challenging requirements in application fields like rescue robotics, automotive, smart grids, and the internet of things.
The result of our research is documented in a wide range of publications, which have received a number of international awards. The impact of our research strongly builts on the integration of most recent machine learning techniques derived from our participation in the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 876 as well as on our excellent lab environment, which includes a mobile lab for experiments in the field, an outdoor testing site on the roof-top of a university building as well as access to unique test fields, such as the German Rescue Robotics Centre located nearby.
We offer lectures on communication networks, mobile radio networks and the modelling and dimensioning of communication systems as well as entrepreneurial methods in the field of Information & Communication Technology (ICT). The course catalog is supplemented with numerous practical labs. We kindly invite interested students to to built up in-depth expertise mobile communication networks by joining our team as student assistant and by working on their final theses with us.
First face-to-face meeting of BMBF Lighthouse Project 6G-ANNA with CNI participation
The BMBF lighthouse industry project 6G-ANNA is dedicated to driving forward the 6G wireless technology with a significant budget of 38+ million Euro.
6GEM presented at 6G Summit in Munich
The current status of the 6GEM research hub was presented by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Wietfeld at the most recent 6G Summit on 17.9.2022 in Munich.
Topics for final thesis projects summarized in updated flyer
CNI offers a number of final thesis projects in timely and highly innovative areas of research to prepare you for your future career as engineer.
Workshop on vehicular teleoperation and future wireless networks for participants of the "SchnupperUni"
Prospective students had the opportunity to have insights in recent 6G-related research trials and learn on-hand about mobile communication, exciting…
CNI researchers receive Best Paper Award for new Open Source Network Simulator for Narrowband-Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) Communications
We are pleased to announce our contribution “From LENA to LENA-NB: Implementation and Performance Evaluation of NB-IoT and Early Data Transmission in…
Prof. Christian Wietfeld presented 6G research at interdisciplinary lecture series "TU University in Conversation"
Prof. Christian Wietfeld presented 6GEM in TU Dortmund University's talk series "TU University in Conversation"
Guest lecture of industry experts as part of Mobile Radio Networks course
As part of the Mobile Radio Networks 2 (MRN2) course, the guest lecture from industry experts of VW Infotainment provided the master’s students with…
Introduction of DE-ALERT: Case study of Cell Broadcast Service accompanied by lab demo
CNI aims to illustrates the practical impact of the content of its lectures by continuously integrating case studies of emerging topics in its…
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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”.