6. October 2023 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │06.10.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Living in the city of the future +++ career building for female MINT Master students +++ DAAD funding programmes +++ Welcome to the winter semester 

Editor: Dilara Aktaş

► How will you live in the Future City?

With the public conference #SdZ23, the Core Research Area “Future City” invites you to research and action on 11 and 12 October. In addition to scientific discourse, there will be a diverse programme – with exhibitions, lectures, a stage programme, local and sustainable food and live music.

► FEMTEC: Information session and reception by the President

The Femtec Career Development Programme offers female STEM Master students a comprehensive scholarship for personal career development. There will be an information session on 18 October at 17:00, followed by a reception hosted by President Angela Ittel. We would be grateful if you could share the information about this event with your female students.

► Survey participants wanted!

How would you rate your own awareness of information security at TU Braunschweig? As part of a project for the Master of Organisation, Governance and Education, a group of students is investigating this question on behalf of the CISO. Take ten minutes of your time and take part in the survey.

► Call for Application: 15 DAAD funding programmes launched

DAAD announces 15 funding programmes, including three new programmes, and encourages universities to apply for them. Further information about this and the application requirements can be found here.

► A„transformative“ late morning

The iTUBS is organising the “Transformittag 2023” on 17 October from 9:00 to 12:00 at the Haus der Wissenschaft. The event is open to all TU Braunschweig employees and offers exciting insights into the world of knowledge and technology transfer – from iTUBS to the Transfer and Cooperation House (TuK), the TransferHub and science start-ups.

► Health campaign: Rehabilitation for post-COVID

There are still many people who suffer from limitations after their COVID. On 10 October from 11:00 to 12:00, Prof. Jörg Heimsoth will explain the background to long and post-COVID syndrome, outline the state of scientific research and present therapy and treatment options.

► New offer for teachers

Starting on 23 October, the new English-language online course for teachers called “Teaching and Learning for Global Competence” will be available. The course provides strategies and tools for meeting the challenges of an international classroom and teaching in English. The module can be taken independently or in a blended learning format with a certificate of attendance.

► DFG announces Communicator Award 2024

The DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) is once again awarding the “Communicator Prize – Science Prize of the Donors’ Association” for outstanding achievements in science communication. The prize is endowed with 50,000 euros. Applications and proposals can be submitted up to and including 2 January 2024.

► Inaugural lectures

Professors of the Faculty of Life Sciences will give their inaugural lectures on 10 October: Prof. Thekla Cordes about „Metabolism in space and time: How small molecules influence health and disease“ and Prof. Boas Pucker about „Big data-driven discoveries in the specialized plant metabolism“ and on 11 October: Prof. Yvonne Mast about „Bioressourcen für die Wirkstoffforschung: Das Biosynthesepotential der Actinomyceten“ and Prof. Laura Steenpass about „Menschliche und Tierische Zellkulturen – Modelle für Erkrankungen des Menschen“.

► Congratulations to …

Xenia Steinbach, Lecturer in the History of Science and Technology at the Department of History. She received two awards for her outstanding dissertation last month.

► New sport courses for the winter term

The University Sports Centre is once again offering a range of sports courses for the winter term. Registration is possible starting on 9 October at 9:00.

► Picture of the month: Miniscule copper chestnut animals

Our picture of the month may remind you of autumnal tinkering, but it is a relevant technology for component integration for the Cluster of Excellence Quantum Frontiers and the Quantum Valley Niedersachsen. Maximilian Vergin from the Institute of Semiconductor Technology made microscopic metal nanowires with jewel-like tips and happened to get an autumnal picture.

► Darling of the week

We officially entered the winter semester 2023/24 on 1 October, time flies. We are looking forward to a golden October, many new first-year students, the return of our students – welcome back – and a great time together at the University and on campus.

► Events

There is always something going at TU Braunschweig in the upcoming week. Whether lectures, discussions, information events, concerts, films and much more. Take a look at our calendar of events and let yourself be inspired.