Talk:Technical University of Dortmund

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Opening heading[edit]

The official English name of the University is "TU Dortmund University". This should be reflected in the title. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.145.127.112 (talk) 17:25, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Lemma[edit]

Could someone please change the lemma to reflect the official English name of the university? It is "TU Dortmund University", and not "Dortmund University of Technology". See for example here: http://www.tu-dortmund.de/uni/International/University/index.html --93.232.92.35 (talk) 16:53, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved to Technical University of Dortmund. Vegaswikian (talk) 20:55, 1 February 2012 (UTC)



Dortmund University of TechnologyTU Dortmund University – See the previous comments on this talk page. The current title sounds like an awkward try of translating the name of the university but nobody who knows it would call it like that in practice. TU Dortmund, TU Dortmund University, Technische Universität Dortmund or even Technical University (of) Dortmund would ALL be better than the current version. Please do not translate "Technische Universität" into "University of Technology" as it changes the meaning in a way. 91.39.173.253 (talk) 22:01, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

  • I am afraid most people outside of Germany have no idea what "TU" stands for (and repeats the words university twice if spelled out - Technical University Dortmund University?) I would agree to a change to "Technical University of Dortmund" (like Technical University of Hamburg, or Technical University Munich. But not to starting the article title with the unfamiliar acronym "TU". Walrasiad (talk) 10:37, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Rename but preferably to Technical University of Dortmund. WP normally seeks to expand abbreviations. Peterkingiron (talk) 16:28, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Well, the current article situation is definitely weird, since the current title is not used in the article itself. And in the article itself there are again two different versions used, so something should be cleaned up here. 91.39.183.196 (talk) 16:52, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
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