21. October 2022 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │21.10.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Expedition to the Roof of the World + Back in Braunschweig + Our Newcomers Are Here

Editor: Mark Winter

► Saving energy in battery research

Thanks to work by Marcus Vogt, the Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (BLB) was able to reduce the energy consumption of the drying room by more than 20 percent. He answers how he achieved this and what motivated him in the interview.

► Hybrid teaching

To further strengthen the digital teaching infrastructure, the Gauss IT Centre, Facilities Management and the Project House are equipping lecture halls with hybrid technology on behalf of the Executive Board. On the main campus, numerous lecture halls have already been completed for the start of the semester. Others on the North and East Campuses will follow soon.

► Expedition Himalaya

Scientists from the Research Training Group TransTiP want to learn more about the climate and biodiversity of Lake Gosainkunda in Nepal. Together with researchers from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, they have now sampled the high-altitude lake. Dr Katharina Dulias from the Institute of Geosystems and Bioindication reports on the 14-day research trip.

► Back at the Alma Mater

40 years after graduating in mechanical engineering, Professor Rainald Löhner from George Mason University (USA) is coming to TU Braunschweig with a visiting professorship. Together with Professor Roland Wüchner, head of the Institute of Structural Analysis, he plans to collaborate on simulation software as well as long-term research cooperation..

► “The First in the Family to Study”

This time in the “Role Models” project, Prof. Katja Koch, Vice President for Organisational Development and Teacher Training, reports on her experiences as a First Generation academic. She talks about proud parents and new opportunities, but also about hurdles on the academic career path.

► TU for Future

The lecture series on climate protection starts on 26 October with a lecture by Professor Jürgen Kuck entitled “There is no planet D”. The event, which will be held in the Audimax, will be livestreamed on YouTube.

► Career mentoring for scientists in early career phases

Since 2021, TU Braunschweig has offered 1:1 mentoring, especially for junior professors, tenure-track professors and postdocs. Professor Boas Pucker reported on his experiences with the programme, which is open to new applications.

► Welcome event for doctoral students

The Graduate Academy GradTUBS  invites academics who have just started their doctorate or want to start soon to a welcome and information event on 10 November.

► NETWORKTIME – Networking about topics from the work context

Would you like to get in touch with other employees, network and exchange views on topics you encounter in your work context? The “NETWORKTIME“ format of Department 13 – Professional and Personnel Development offer you the opportunity for another digital exchange on 10. November 2022.

► Online interview study on the automated family car

The development of the automated vehicle autoELFE is part of the UNICARagil flagship project. The colleagues at the Institute of Psychology would like to find out more about application possibilities and requirements – to this end, they are looking for parents and guardians with underage children. As a thank you for participating, you will receive a voucher.

► University competition in the Year of Science

In the “University Competition 2023 – Show Your Research!”, Wissenschaft im Dialog invites students, doctoral candidates and young researchers from all disciplines to submit their communication ideas around the theme of “Our Universe”. The deadline for applications is 30 November.

► DFG Web Forum on funding opportunities for international collaborations

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) invites you to the virtual web forum “Funding Opportunities for International Cooperations and International Action by the DFG” on 15 November. Further information and the possibility to register can be found online.

► Darling of the week

These days it’s not just “Welcome, dear first-year students!” but also “Welcome, dear trainees!”. On Monday, 23 new trainees and dual students who started their new phase of life in August and September were welcomed. With currently 77 young people in training or dual studies, the TU Braunschweig is one of the largest training institutions in the region.