18. November 2022 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │18.11.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Understanding quanta playfully + prize-packed week + fitness challenge 

Editor: Dilara Aktaş und Mark Winter

► Shaping internationalisation

Dietmar Smyrek, Vice President for Human Resources, Finance and Infrastructure, explains in an interview how the administration is actively shaping internationalisation. He reports on strategic considerations, challenges for employees and explains why internationality does not end with bilingualism.

► What does … mean in English?

The newly revised glossary offers all TU members assistance in translating terms from German into English and vice versa. In addition to the degree programmes, it contains more than 600 common terms from the university context.

► On the way to wireless electromobility

In order to research wireless charging of electric vehicles, TU Braunschweig started a fleet test at a Berlin IT and logistics company. As a basis for new charging concepts, real – wired – charging data is first collected.

► Playing with quanta

In order to make quantum phenomena accessible to a broad audience, Professor Oliver Bodensiek developed interactive exhibits together with the phaeno. Since Tuesday, the new exhibits can be explored in Wolfsburg.

► A week full of prizes

… lies behind us. The research project “Homeo-Hirn” was awarded the second prize of the North German Science Award, TU student Mandy Hoffmann received the Lower Saxony Science Award 2022 in the category “Students”, Professor Jörg Overmann, Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures and Professor in the Institute of Microbiology,was given the Science Award of the Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany, and last but not least, the TU team was honoured for first place in this year’s Braunschweig city cycling competition. Last week, the NFL also awarded a research prize to Dr Stanislav Karpuk and Prof Ali Elham, and two junior researcher prizes to Lucas Hermann and Julia Feder. Congratulations to all award winners!

► Free places in the “changING” research club

The research club of the Cluster of Excellence SE²A still has free places for students in grades ten to twelve. changING offers insights into research for sustainable aviation with the aim of getting girls interested in technical topics.

► TUne in: Save energy!

Tips for saving energy are now available weekly on our social media channels Facebook and Instagram. Our first tip: Please set the thermostat on the heaters to a lower setting! The basic temperature should be 19 degrees Celsius during the day.

► Graduates’ Day 2022

At the beginning of November, the graduates of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Physics were given their farewells. The Walter Kertz Prize and the Erwin Marx Prize were also awarded on this occasion.

► Nominations for the university election

… Nominations in the winter semester 2022/23 can still be submitted until 28 November at 12 noon. The forms for entry in the list of nominations for each status group can be downloaded from the page of the Election Office.

► Digital bouquet of flowers

The AHA team (Azubis-Helfen-Azubis) presents a digital bouquet of flowers to the facilities that participated in this year’s welcome rally for the new trainees. The team would like to thank the speakers at the stations for their excellent preparation, the exciting presentations and insights.

► Darling of the week

… are all those who have accepted the “Challenge yourself”. In a weekly newsletter from Workplace Health Promotion, all subscribers receive a challenge that helps them stay fit and healthy at work and in everyday life. The exercise, nutrition, relaxation and stress management exercises can be easily integrated into everyday office life. How about taking the challenge too?