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Contribution to the EGOS 2021 in Amsterdam

Prof. Liudvika Leišytė convenes the sub-plenary 2-3 "Is the Inclusive University a Never-never Land?" and presents a co-authored paper on the emergence of academic resistance platforms on 9 July 2021.

The 37th EGOS Colloquium 2021 is dedicated to the topic "Organizing for an Inclusive Society: Meanings, Motivations & Mechanisms”. At the sub-plenary "Is the Inclusive University a Never-never Land?" Liudvika Leišytė will discuss with Yvonne W.M. Benschop, Rosemary Deem, and Francisco O. Ramirez about the increasing inequality in an economically, socially, politically and culturally divided world. Their focus is on understanding the notion of the inclusive university and the policies and practices promoting inclusion in higher education.

In sub-theme 04 "Organizations and Organizing in Social Movement Fields" prof. Leišytė and Clémentine Gozlan (Université de Versailles, France) will present findings from a study on academic resistance platforms in four European countries that have been at the forefront of New Public Management (NPM) reforms in the higher education sectors, but where the reforms' implementation differs in their path and strength: the United Kingdom (UK), France, the Netherlands and the Flanders region of Belgium.

They will show that academic protest movements arose in these countries to respond in various ways to new modes of control in higher education. In their presentation "The emergence of academic resistance platforms against New Public Management: Towards "new" forms of movement organizing?" prof. Leišytė and Clémentine Gozlan will answer the following questions: How did these collective resistance platforms emerge? How did academics get involved in collective action? How do they organize, work and try to achieve changes in the political reforms?

Check out the program of the EGOS 2021 Colloquium

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 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 15 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 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 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.


Interactive map

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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