18. June 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │18.06.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Inauguration of Prof. Ittel + Future + ZELUBA + Research award +TU-Nights + Sustainable study program + International Affairs

Editor: Lisa Ryll

►The new President of TU Braunschweig takes office

Professor Dr. Angela Ittel will start her term as President of our University on July 1st. 2021. She will receive the certificate of appointment on Monday, June 21st, 2021 at the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture. The senate and university council unanimously elected the Psychologist and long-time Vice President of TU Berlin in a special session on March 10th, 2021. We are looking forward to welcoming her at TU Braunschweig.

► The patient room of the future comes to Braunschweig

The Institute of Construction Design, Industrial and Health Care Building (IKE), the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST and the Braunschweig Municipal Hospital are developing the patient room of the KARMIN research project into an application-oriented research and study laboratory. The demonstrator will be built in September on an open area of the clinic at the site in Naumburgstraße.

► The future of the Harz energy and water reservoir

Since 2019, the joint research project EWAZ, funded by the EU and the state of Lower Saxony, is investigating how the complex system of the energy and water reservoir Harz can be further developed for the future in view of the challenges posed by the effects of climate change. At TU Braunschweig, the Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources (LWI) is involved under the direction of Professor Günter Meon.

► Optimizing competencies, processes and products

Today, products are not just products. They link digital services and processes. But how can employees be trained to adapt to new work processes? The Institutes of Engineering Design and Psychology are researching this with partners in the RePASE research project.

► International and sustainable

Sustainable Engineering of Products and Processes is the first bilingual bachelor’s degree program at Carolo-Wilhelmina. It provides students with a holistic approach to the topics of mobility, product design and manufacturing, process engineering and energy supply. Applications for the winter semester are still open until July 31.

► ZELUBA – new location of the Fraunhofer WKI

The “Center for Lightweight and Environmentally Friendly Buildings ZELUBA” has been built on the campus of the TU Braunschweig. At the beginning of June, the researchers will move into the new building and develop sustainable lightweight construction solutions for the building industry there.

► Regional networking and exchange

Even without a university location, the TransferHub has set itself the goal of better networking business and science. In the district of Peine, the hub cooperates with the local business and tourism development agency.

► IWA Research Award

Dr. Christian Weckenborg received the award for applied scientific achievements on June 11 for developing an effective method for scheduling assembly capacities in vehicle prototyping.

► Inter- or transdisciplinary

How can different disciplines jointly arrive at new perspectives, insights and solutions? The Philosophy Faculty Day invites you to join the online discussion entitled “Inter- or transdisciplinary? With or alongside each other. How natural sciences, technical sciences and the humanities come together” on 24 June. Professor Nicole C. Karafyllis from the Philosophy Institute will open the event with a keynote speech.

► Leading Yourself and Others

Do you have what it takes to be a leader? On June 26, the Entrepreneurship hub invites students, researchers and graduates to a workshop on mastering leadership skills. 

► TU-Nights: From crisis to happiness

The second week of the digital TU Nights led to Querumer Forst on Wednesday. At the Institute for Architecture-Related Art (IAK), we got an insight into the “Reallabor Hagenmarkt”. On Saturday, the bunker under the Okerhochhaus will be presented in a 360° experience tour. Here, among other things, psychologist Tobias Rahm explains how we can move from crisis to happiness. And in an interview, project leader Dr Saskia Frank tells us how the virtual format was developed and what is so special about the TU Night(s).

► Horizon Europe Workprogrammes finally published

The calls for proposals for 2021/22 can be found on the pages of the European Commission. Including: legal documents, the Commission work programmes, model grant agreements and guides for specific actions.

► International Newsletter of TU Braunschweig

From July, the International House will offer a new newsletter service to keep you informed about all international topics at TU Braunschweig. The newsletter is aimed at students, employees in research and administration, alumni and the interested public. You can register for the newsletter in advance.

► Darling of the week

Our darling of this week is literally out of this world: Asteroid 27506 Glassmeiser was named by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in honor of Prof. Karl-Heinz Glaßmeier, former head of the Space Physics and Space Sensors Research Group. The celestial body, which is about 5.86 kilometers in diameter, reflects so little light, also known as albedo, that it is almost as black as coal. Now our house asteroid ‘Carolowilhelmina’ is no longer alone in the asteroid belt.