20. May 2022 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │20.05.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Future + Urban Literature + Vegetables à la HypoWave + KNOW MORE + Sport meets Language Development + Sustainability 

Editor: Lisa Ryll

► HTIA Smart Mobility: Application submitted for startup funding program

This year, the state of Lower Saxony is funding high-tech incubators and accelerators to accelerate the establishment and growth of new high-tech companies. The total volume is 25 million euros. In March, TU Braunschweig submitted a funding application to establish and operate a high-tech incubator or accelerator (HTIA) Smart Mobility. The decision is expected to be made by the end of June.

► Mobility Research: Interview with the new NFF Managing Director

Dr Adrian Sonka has been in charge of the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF) since January 2022. We met him, a man of research, and asked him which mobility topics are at the top of the NFF’s agenda.

► SE²A: Second cluster-internal funding period starts soon

The Cluster of Excellence is starting its second internal funding period and invites applications for new projects or continuation projects from researchers at TU Braunschweig and cluster institutions. More information on the new cluster topics will soon be available on the SE²A homepage. In addition, junior research group leaders are being sought for the new cluster topics; applications are still possible until 31 May.

► Investment in future-oriented research

The Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (MWK) is supporting forward-looking research infrastructures with additional EU funds. Four projects at TU Braunschweig are being funded with this money: RateBatt (battery technology, Prof. Arno Kwade), GroFratiL (aeronautics, Prof. Jens Friedrichs), Digitale Baustelle (Prof. Patrick Schwerdtner) and I-ZWAT (infrastructure for future hydrogen propulsion technology, Prof. Peter Eilts).

► Literature in the city

We can look forward to a literature festival on Campus North on 24 June. The event is part of the Volkswagen Foundation-funded project “Gegenwartspoetiken – Literatur im öffentlichen Raum” (Contemporary Poetics – Literature in Public Space) by Prof. Julia Schöll, Institute of German Studies. In the interview she tells us why readings are important and which authors we can expect at the festival.

► HypoWave+ at IFAT 2022

The process of agricultural food production with recycled water developed in the HypoWave project will be on display on a “small scale” at IFAT in Munich. The research team led by Prof. Thomas Dockhorn from the Institute of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering will be presenting the project at the BMBF stand from 30 May to 3 June.

► [we want to] KNOW MORE

In cooperation with the counselling centre against sexualised violence against women, girls and boys, TU Braunschweig is launching a campaign against sexualised violence. The kick-off will be on 23 May at the Reallabor Hagenmarkt in Braunschweig. Everyone who is interested can expect a speech and a discussion regarding the topic, as well as information stands.

► Playful learning instead of frontal teaching

… this is the focus of the project “Exercise and Language Support” (BuS for short) of the Institute of Sport Science and Movement Pedagogy at TU Braunschweig. The goal is to help elementary school students learn German. A total of four schools are already participating.

► “Freiraum 2022” funding decision

The dedicated committee selected the projects to be funded from the applications for the “Freiraum 2022” call for proposals of the Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre: Five projects from TU Braunschweig were able to convince with their innovative potential.

► Postdoc Day

The Postdoc Day will take place on 16 June at BRICS for all postdocs who would like to network and exchange information with various TU service institutions and contact persons.

► DBU doctoral scholarships in the field of Circular Economy

In the college of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), challenges of a Circular Economy are addressed throughout the life cycle of products and for a sustainable economic system. Applications can be submitted to the DBU until May 15.

► Darling of the week

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) play a major role in our society, even if many are still unfamiliar with them. Our darlings of the week want to change that and make the global goals tangible at a very local level at our university! As patrons in the SDG sponsorship programme of the Green Office, TU staff and students show how they are committed to global justice and sustainable development through their work.