The Week at TU Braunschweig │04.02.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees
Topics: Dare to make a new start + Too good for the garbage can + Support programmes + Donating to study success
Editor: Mark Winter
► Daring to make a new start …
… and to shape the future of the TU Braunschweig together is what President Professor Angela Ittel invites you to do. She outlines her thoughts on this in her Spotlight.
► Vaccinations at the Research Airport Campus
In addition to the existing vaccination offer in the sports hall at Rebenring, first, second and booster vaccinations will be offered once on 9 February at the Institute of Jet Propulsion and Turbomachinery (IFAS) at the research airport. The vaccination offer is aimed at all persons from 12 years of age.
► TU Braunschweig involved in COVID-19 research network Lower Saxony
The COFONI research network promotes research into active agents against SARS-CoV-2 as well as the causes and long-term consequences of COVID-19 disease. The TU Braunschweig is working together with the HZI to better predict future variants of SARS-CoV-2 and improved active agents.
► “Teaching in English has many aspects”
The topic of multilingual teaching is more present than ever. President Professor Angela Ittel and Sabrina Ammann, President of the Student Parliament, talk about the status quo in an interview and venture a look into the future of English-language teaching.
► Can it go?
Why does so much of our still edible food end up in the rubbish? The Agnes Pockels Laboratory brochure “Use it, don’t waste it!” gives tips and background information on the topic of food waste and shows how you can become a food expert through simple experiments.
Students and teachers can contribute their ideas for digital learning and teaching at a workshop of the Co3Lean project on February 15. The goal is to develop a digital toolbox for collaborative learning and learning content development to strengthen collaboration in the digital space. Click here to register.
► In the starting blocks…
… the first round of the ProDiGI funding line to support digital international teaching is ready. A total of 19 applications for innovation projects were submitted, from which the project board will now make a selection. The kick-off of the funding round will take place in April.
► Information event on the admission of researchers at risk
Within the framework of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is offering a “Special Programme for Bridging Sponsorship for Academics from Afghanistan”. Applications can be submitted until 28 February. Details on how to apply will be presented in a webinar on 8 February. The main programme of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative for researchers at risk from other EU countries, which was announced last week, will also be the subject of a webinar on 7 February to prepare the application process.
► Funding program “Begegungszonen” for natural scientists
Joachim Herz Foundation supports interdisciplinary and international events for young scientists. Applications can be submitted until May 16, 2022.
► New Funding Opportunity for Indo-German International Research Training Groups
Applications for Indo-German Research Training Groups to be funded by the DFG-DST are open to all subject areas covered by the DST. Interdisciplinarity in joint projects is desired. The first deadline for the submission of draft proposals is 1 August. Thereafter, there are two deadlines per year: 1 February and 1 August.
► Darling of the week
This year, they are providing optimal support for 79 talented and committed students, valuing their achievements, enabling excellent exchange and access to important networks, and providing insights into practice: Many thanks to the 28 sponsors of the Deutschlandstipendien.