2. September 2022 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │02.09.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: High waves + sustainable faces + new record?

Editor: Mark Winter 

► Every saving helps!

In the third part of the interview series “Saving energy at the TU Braunschweig”, Vice President Dietmar Smyrek, for Human Resources, Finance and Infrastructure, talks about the challenge of reconciling presence operation and energy-saving measures in the winter semester.

► Opening of the patient room of the future

On the grounds of the Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig, the Institute for Construction Design, Industrial and Health Care Building (IKE), the Fraunhofer IST and the hospital will in future be conducting joint research in a walk-in model of a two-bed room designed to prevent infections. The patient room will open its doors to all interested visitors on 6 September.

► The world’s largest wave machine

… has now been installed at the Large Wave Flume (GWK) of the Coastal Research Centre and has been presented to the public.It is planned that the new GWK+ will start operating again in 2023, initially in selected pilot projects on the future of energy supply.

► Deep Learning Lab 2022

… offers students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of machine learning in practice. In this year’s competition, the teams developed methods for machine pattern recognition.

► Fully automated on the road

… Braunschweig’s Lord Mayor Dr Thorsten Kornblum and TU President Prof. Angela Ittel took a test drive in the “Teasy 3” at the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen. They got a taste of the planned passenger shuttle at the research airport. 

► Constructive Disobedience

Can experiments on the construction site lead to future-oriented solutions? The Institute of Technology and Design IKON invites to the international conference “Constructive Disobedience” at the Staatstheater Braunschweig on 15 and 16 September.

► Continuing education with strategy

With the audit of the Stifterverband and the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation, the TU Braunschweig is further developing its continuing education. The process has now started with a kick-off workshop.

► The picture of the month

… shows a histological section through the stomach wall. In order to increase the quality of life with a new stomach replacement therapy, the Institute for Mechanics and Adaptronics is researching the mechanical properties of a stomach.

► Mail from … Israel

Sonja Rigterink, research associate at the Institute of Geosystems and Bioindication, spends three months at the University of Haifa during her PhD project. In “Mail from …” she reports on her experiences and gives tips for life on site. 

► Faces of sustainability

In its SDG Patronage Programme, the Green Office has been introducing student volunteers and staff members who are committed to at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on a daily basis. Now the round of introductions is complete and can be read on the Green Office website

► Worldwide reading of Ukrainian literature

… the International House and the Verein Freie Ukraine Braunschweig jointly invite you to this event on 7 September. The TU is thus following the call of the international literature festival berlin to draw attention to the effects of the war in Ukraine with this worldwide reading

 ► New programme of the Team Teaching and Media Education

The Team Teaching and Media Education has published its new course programme for the coming winter semester. One focus remains the topic of hybrid teaching.

► “Strategiekompass“: Diversity

The Department Professional and Personnel Development invites you to the second event of the impulse and exchange format “Strategiekompass“ for leaders. On 16 September, the strategic topic will be diversity. 

► Can we set a new record?

215 people are pedalling hard for TU Braunschweig in this year’s city cycling event. That means we could top last year’s figure of 224 participants. The event starts on 4 September. Registration is still possible at any time.

► Stud.IP update

A new Stud.IP version will be installed on 28 September. The system will not be available on that day. The Stud.IP support team offers a website with information and training offers for the new version. 

► DFG – Shift in the Culture of Research Assessment

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) changes proposal forms and introduces mandatory CV template to support a shift in the culture of research assessment.

► Darling of the week

Our darling of the week is a birthday child. The Institute for Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics is celebrating its 50th birthday. Since 1972, it has anchored biotechnology as a key technology of the future at TU Braunschweig. Congratulations!