The Week at TU Braunschweig │13.05.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees
Topics: Spotlight + sustainability + SE2A in the Science Slam + our (favourite) trainers
Editor: Mark Winter
► Spotlight: Equal opportunities and diversity
What can we do to promote equal opportunities and diversity? This is the question President Prof. Angela Ittel asks in her new Spotlight. She also explains the benefits of diversity and equality in society and the world of work.
► On the way to more sustainability
… is TU Braunschweig at the moment. In view of the German goal of climate neutrality by 2045 and rising energy costs, the university must also be environmentally aware and sustainable in its teaching, research and administration. We took a look around the campus to see where we are with this.
► Study sustainability with NEEMO
The new degree programme “Sustainable Energy Systems and Electromobility”, or NEEMO for short, will start in the winter semester. Graduates are expected to create the technical basis for the energy transition in the future. In an interview, Prof. Bernd Engel, head of the elenia Institute for High Voltage Technology and Energy Systems, explains how students will be prepared for this.
► First steps for drone test field
With “Flybots”, an infrastructure is to be created at Braunschweig Research Airport as the basis for a future drone test field. To this end, TU Braunschweig and DLR will develop a propulsion test stand, a drone cage for flight testing and a system for drone detection.
► NFF doctoral prizes awarded
On 6 May, after the Corona break, the prizes from 2020, each endowed with 2,500 euros, were ceremoniously presented to Dr Christian Thies and Dr Linus Froböse. With the NFF Doctoral Award, the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen has for the fourth time honoured two young scientists for their outstanding scientific work.
► A warm welcome
We welcome Prof. Svenja Vieluf! She has been a professor of school education with a focus on teaching research at the Institute of Educational Science since 1 April. In her projects, she focuses on the topics of teaching quality and heterogeneity as well as the change in schools due to refugee migration.
► Mail from … Santa Barbara
A scholarship from the German-American Fulbright Commission gave PhD student Fabian Kleischmann from the Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources (LWI) the opportunity to advance his research project at University of California. About his stay he reports in our series “Mail from…”. Attention: The photos could awaken holiday longings!
► Another “Mail from …”
…this time from Braunschweig. Here Lisa-Katharina Möhlen from Vienna reports on her experiences as a research assistant at the Institute of Educational Sciences. As part of a binational doctoral project, she is researching the question of which factors contribute to the stagnating implementation of international law on inclusive education in Germany and Austria.
► Exploring the research station with VR
With their scicomm project, Dr Matthias Beyer’s Isodrones team is working on a “360-degree interactive study site”. Anyone who wants to experience the research site in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica up close using VR glasses will have the opportunity to do so on 1 June at the Institute of Geoecology. Interested people can register via a participation tool.
► About cities of short distances
…, climate-friendly and social urban planning and her own architectural studies, Prof. Tatjana Schneider, Head of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture and the City, talks on Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
► Smart Farming
In the “5G Smart Farming” project, the Institute for Mobile Machines and Commercial Vehicles is investigating how networked future technologies can be used in agriculture. The innovation portal “Besser Smart” spoke with Dr Jan Schattenberg about how drones, robots and artificial intelligence enable more individual and sustainable farming.
► International network for scientists at risk
Scholars at Risk is an international network of 600 research institutions that offers safe residence and research opportunities to researchers who are at risk in their home countries due to political persecution, violence or oppression. Since March, TU Braunschweig has also been a member of Scholars at Risk and has already enabled three scientists to continue their research.
► New IT governance website
The IT Governance boards are now also fully mapped on the website. After logging in with the TU user ID, visitors receive comprehensive information on the CISO staff unit and the individual IT boards.
► Science Slam on environmentally friendly air transport
In cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence SE2A, the Haus der Wissenschaft Braunschweig invites you to the next Science Slam in the auditorium of TU Braunschweig on 20 May. A total of six scientists* from the Cluster will present their current research projects on sustainable and environmentally conscious flying in entertaining short talks. Tickets for the evening are already available.
► Career paths in the museum landscape
What impact does digitalisation have on career paths in the museum world? What skills are required in the museum of tomorrow? This is the topic of the discussion round “Career paths in the museum landscape” organised by GradTUBS and the Brauschweig museums at the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum on 25 May. Registrations are possible by email.
Small vehicles to ride fast for small and big children, e-scooter-parcours, bike stations – the Kids Flitz Project Team invites all children and families on Saturday, May 21, 13-17, Grotrian parking lot (Bültenweg, parcours between numbers 88 and 89).
► New massage chair in the sports center
In TU Braunschweig sports center, students, employees as well as external people can now use a new massage chair to get away from everyday life. The audiovisual relaxation system offers a shiatsu back massage in combination with light and sound deep relaxation. There are various programs to choose from.
► Citizen Science Competition
Ideas are called for which make science experienceable locally and invite citizens to participate in research. The focus should be on improving one’s own environment and also the society of one’s own city and community in a sustainable way. The deadline for applications is 19 June.
► International partners in Horizon Europe
Up to date, 7 countries agreed to provide national funding for the participation of their institutions in Horizon Europe projects: Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of China, Switzerland and South Korea. The European Commission published a guideline how to receive the individual funding.
► KlarText special prize for the best infographic
Klaus Tschira Foundation awards scientists from various STEM subjects who have completed their doctorate in 2020 or 2021 with at least the grade “very good” for the successful visualization of their research as an infographic. The deadline for submissions is June 5.
► Darling of the week
At our university you can not only do excellent research and study – you can also do vocational training here. And what would training be without trainers who are always committed to our junior staff and ensure high-quality training with a high level of motivation and dedication? That’s why our darlings this week are all the instructors at TU Braunschweig. Thank you very much for your commitment! If you are interested in training yourself or would like to offer job shadowing, you can find more information and contact options at the training coordination.