4. March 2022 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │04.03.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Support and promotion + University Development Initiative 2030 + International Women’s Day + STEM Young Academics

Editor: Lisa Ryll

► Special deadline for sponsorship of Ukrainian researchers at risk

In the light of the current crisis situation, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is creating the opportunity to submit well-founded applications for acutely endangered Ukrainian researchers even during the current selection round of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. The special deadline for nominations is 18 March.

► First reactions of TU Braunschweig to the war in Ukraine

After intensive consideration, the Governance Board of the TU Braunschweig has decided to temporarily suspend scientific activities with Russia and Belarus. This was preceded by clear requests from the HRK, the DAAD, the DFG and the MWK. The International House is working hard on a support program for Ukrainian students and researchers and for Ukrainian refugees. A cross-departmental task force, assigned by the Governance Board and organized by the International House, intensively exchanges information on operational issues, advises the Governance Board and becomes the central contact for TU-internal requests.

► President’s Spotlight: For a university with the highest standards

In order to lead TU Braunschweig to holistic excellence, numerous challenges have to be mastered. In her spotlight, President Professor Angela Ittel shows what role the “University Development Initiative 2030” plays on this path.

► Three women, three questions

Where they see the greatest need for action to overcome the disadvantage and inequality of women, we wanted to know from three members of our university. President Professor Angela Ittel, Dr. Liseth Pérez and Luisa Perdomo Lopez answered this and other questions on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.

► “Action and Information”

… is the motto of the Equal Opportunity Office for International Women’s Day on 8 March. For this purpose, a website has been set up that brings together information, news and event notices that are mainly aimed at women. In addition, an event will start on the Universitätsplatz at 12 noon to make the new page visible. All TU members are kindly invited to participate!

► Picture of the Month

This mobile robot with radar-based sensor unit is capable of ground-penetrating scans to a depth of 40 centimetres in which the reflections produced by rocks and other solid materials are visualised. With the help of such underground mapping, it should be possible to develop autonomous vehicles that can navigate without the help of lasers and cameras.

► Appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Volkswagen Foundation

Professor Vanessa Miriam Carlow, Head of the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism, is one of the new members of the Volkswagen Foundation’s highest decision-making body. As an architect and urban planner, she would like to focus her efforts there on research for the sustainable development of the built environment in cities and the countryside.

► Niedersachsen Technikum: A model of success

Last week, the tenth class of the Niedersachsen Technikum was bid farewell with a digital ceremony.The programme is designed for young women who have completed their Abitur or Fachabitur and are interested in studying STEM subjects. In the magazine, they reveal what they have learned and what’s next for them.

► Information event for young researchers

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) offers regular information events in German and English on its funding opportunities for young researchers.

► EIT Manufacturing Call for Proposals 2023

Until 11 March, drafts can be submitted to work on projects in 2023 on topics such as “smart technologies for green manufacturing processes” or “AI and digital twins in manufacturing systems”. Applications can be submitted via the coordinator for EIT Manufacturing projects at TU Braunschweig, Bastian Thiede.

► Communication, Cooperation, Collaboration

In the joint project Co³Learn, TU Braunschweig, Leibniz Universität Hannover and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen are developing a digital toolbox to improve collaborative teaching and learning. With the help of a questionnaire, the needs for the toolbox are being determined.

► New courses and formats of the Team Teaching and Media Education

The qualification offers of the Team Teaching and Media Education for the summer semester 2022 have been published.The focus is on the further development of teaching in cooperation with students and colleagues.

► Who will win the Carolo-Cup@Home?

Nine teams send their automated driving vehicles into the race in this year’s Carolo-Cup@Home. In the magazine, they report on their preparations, strengths and challenges during the competition. The winners will be announced in a livestream on 17 March.

► Studentenwerk opts out of REBOWL system

From 1 April, the Studentenwerk will no longer use plastic bowls for takeaway food. Intensive testing has shown that the deposit bowls are not sustainable due to the usage behaviour of the guests and under the conditions of the Studentenwerk. Instead, guests are asked to take their food in their own containers in future.

► “Webex Meetings” becomes “Webex”

As of 8pm tonight, the Gauß-IT-Zentrum is conducting a mandatory migration of “Webex Meetings” to “Webex”. Non-migrated client programmes are considered obsolete from Monday 7 March and must be compulsorily updated in the morning.

► Darling of the week

Our darlings of this week send a clear signal against war and for solidarity. While large letters in the windows of the Oker Tower send out the clear message “STOP WAR”, as of tonight the dome of Haus der Wissenschaften will shine in blue and yellow at night.