Workshop Doxastic Agency & Epistemic Responsibility

(02.-03. June 2014)

Arrival & Accommodation


Travel recommendations for long-distance and air travellers

Bochum Central Station is served by ICE, IC, EC, regional and suburban trains at a high frequency. From there, you can reach the University easily by taking underground line U35 straight to the stop Ruhr-Universität.
Four airports - Dortmund, Münster/Osnabrück, Cologne/Bonn and Düsseldorf - are within a reasonable distance of the Ruhr-Universität. Düsseldorf Airport, however, is not only the largest, but also the most easily accessed: there are direct connections between the airport and Bochum's main train station up to eight times per hour, and the journey only takes a good half an hour.

Getting from Düsseldorf Airport to Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

Upon arriving at the airport follow the signs to the DB (Deutsche Bahn) train station. Buy your train ticket to Bochum (Ticket needed: Preisstufe D, €13,10) at the airport before boarding the monorail which takes you to the train station. There are trains travelling directly to Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) frequently and the trip takes about 35 to 45 minutes depending on which train you take. The ticket Preisstufe D is a ticket provided by the public transportation system VRR and it is only valid in regional trains and S-Bahn. If you take an ICE, IC or EC you need a more expensive ticket for long-distant trains.

Getting from Dortmund Airport to Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

Take the shuttle bus from the Airport Terminal to Holzwickede train station. From Holzwickede you take the train to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (central station) and then change trains to Bochum Hauptbahnhof (central station).

Getting from Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) to the venue at Ruhr-University Bochum

From Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) take the U35 towards Bochum Querenburg (Hustadt) and get out at stop "Ruhr Universität". (Ticket needed: Preisstufe A, €2,50). On weekdays the subway U35 leaves every 5 minutes and reaches the university within 9 minutes. Timetables are available on the website of the local transportation company "Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR)".

Getting from the U-Bahn station "Ruhr Universität" to Beckmanns Hof

From the train station of the U-35 ("Ruhr-Universität") go up the pedestrian bridge, turn right from the exit and walk towards the university. Your route takes you directly to the building of the university library. Keep walking till you pass the University library on your right, and continue until you reach the University "Mensa" building. Pass by the "Mensa" by walking down stairs, cross a campus street and a parking lot, and further walk down to the Beckmanns Hof. Signs will guide you to the workshop from the station "Ruhr-Universität" onwards.

You can find a map of the campus here (pdf).


Accommodation is provided only for invited speakers. If you attend the workshop, please arrange this yourself. Below are some suggestions:

The workshop "Doxastic Agency & Epistemic Responsibility" is supported by the Ruhr University Research School PLUS, funded by Germany's Excellence Initiative [DFG GSC 98/3].

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