3. September 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │03.09.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Inauguration + Apprentices start + Quantum Computer +  Open doors + Friction + Newsletter in Newsletter

Editor: Lisa Ryll

► Welcome back

The vaccination progress and the 3G regulation in the teaching rooms and the mandatory masking of the audience in the lectures allow a high level of protection. Fface-to-face teaching on campus will thus be possible again with the beginning of the lecture period. The planning for this continues to progress. The final conditions for the implementation of classroom teaching will follow.

► Ceremonial inauguration

Yesterday, we celebrated the ceremonial inauguration of President Professor Angela Ittel. The Governance Board, University Council and Senate had invited to the digital inauguration, which took place in the Audimax. Those who could not watch the live-stream can still get a glimpse of the event in a best-off video and a picture gallery, which we will publish in our magazine at the beginning of the week.

► Our new apprentices are here!

This week, President Professor Angela Ittel welcomed 26 new junior staff members to the TU Braunschweig. This means that 92 trainees are currently employed at our university, being trained for a total of 18 professions. This makes us one of the largest training institutions in the region.

► Superfast quantum computer with TU know-how

The first prototypes of the quantum computer are already being tested by the Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS). By 2025, the first quantum computer should be in operation. TU Braunschweig is taking a leading role in the further development of quantum and nanotechnologies to make the supercomputer as small and compact as possible, yet enormously powerful and energy-efficient. 

► Open doors for Afghan refugees to study and science

The TU Braunschweig takes responsibility to enable prospective students, students and researchers from Afghanistan to enter the German study and university system. Individual educational counseling and proven programs for possibilities to study and science are available. 

► Light into the darkness of friction phenomena

Cork particles that move almost like dancing can be seen in our picture of the month September. Thanks to a machine constructed by Professor Georg-Peter Ostermeyer from the Institute of Dynamics and Vibrations, we can take a look inside friction. This makes complex self-organization effects visible and can thus contribute significantly to clarifying different phenomena.

► Teaching and media education: New courses starting October

Hybrid teaching, blended scenarios and digital testing: The new program of Team Teaching and Media Education helps to “design blended learning scenarios,” offers individual coaching on voice and speech training, and promotes a collegial exchange at “TU Insights”.

► Braunschweig Young Talent Lecture Series in Winter 2021/22

In its fourth semester, the Braunschweig Young Scholars Lecture Series explores the question of interdisciplinary perspectives of unity and uniformity. Until October 01, we are looking for proposals for lectures from young scholars of all disciplines. 

► International cooperation opportunities with the DFG

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) has agreements with funding agencies in other countries for joint proposal submissions. These are possible under a Standing Open Procedure (SOP), the Weave Lead Agency Process and specific international calls. The team of the Research Services and European Office provides further information and support.

► Darling of the week

Did you know – besides the “Woche” there is also a monthly newsletter of the TU Braunschweig, which also addresses external target groups. We have now redesigned the content, graphics and technology of this newsletter. It was sent for the first time the day before yesterday. In addition to a major cover story on socially relevant, sometimes controversial topics, it also features a column by the Presidential Board, highlights from research, teaching and the campus, and of course it is bilingual.Our darlings are you, dear existing and future subscribers. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.