26. April 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │23.04.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: quantum ready + tablet classes + educational equity + drone flight + sofa travel + dirty antiquity

Editor: Lisa Ryll, Laurenz Kötter

► One University – One Book

We read! And we’ll all read Juli Zeh’s “Empty Hearts” together. With this proposal, we are among the ten winners of the “One University – One Book” competition. Professor Eckart Voigts, who submitted the application at the suggestion of acting president Professor Katja Koch, has designed three exciting formats around the Braunschweig novel.

► Master in quantum technologies

This new degree program is designed to make future engineers “quantum ready”. Because, as soon as the Quantum Valley Lower Saxony has a quantum computer in 2025, it will no longer only need specialists who design quantum computers, but also those who work with them.

► When the tablet makes learning visible

Future teachers shall be able to make proper use of digital tools in the classroom. Dr. Marcus Friedrich from the Institute of Educational Psychology has now investigated what influence tablets have on the learning development of students.

► Educational equity in a digitized world

In an article for a Heinrich Böll Foundation dossier, Professor Julia Gerick from the Institute for Educational Science describes what needs to change to ensure that differences based on origin do not worsen and that students acquire the skills they need to survive in a digitized society. In an interview with the Federal Agency for Civic Education, she explains what digital skills teachers need today.

► Cost-free coaching for research

Who hasn’t asked themselves how their own work could be done better and healthier? Answers can be found in the individual mini-coaching which the Institute of Psychology is currently offering to all employees of the TU Braunschweig. We tested it and think it’s a great opportunity to do something good for yourself and the H-Work research project at the same time.

First try studying

Starting in the winter semester, there will be a fourth round of orientation studies. In two semesters, the orientation students will get to know various bachelor’s degree programs and take seminars on scientific work, decision-making, training for better communication and self-management, among other things.

We take off again

Off we go for another sightseeing flight! This week, we’re flying through the Computer Science Center with the Institute for Operating Systems and Computer Network in 80 seconds.

► Clinical Pharmacy: Stephan Scherneck appointed Professor

As of April 15, 2021, Junior Professor Dr. Stephan Scherneck has been appointed Professor at the Institute of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacy. There he studies metabolic diseases, in particular various forms of diabetes mellitus.

► House on the hook

A house floating through the air was observed this week by Holger Stegert, Managing Director of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Physics, and he quickly pressed the shutter release for us. It was one of the modules for the new student dormitory on Hans-Sommer-Strasse. Here, 114 apartments for students are being built.

► Workshop for Research Data Management

The TUBS.researchdata team develops custom-fit services for researchers and students on research data management upon request. The workshop for the Research Training Group 2075 even resulted in customized guidelines for the research data of the group.

► Covid-19 Research Network COFONI: Application possible

The COVID-19 research network of the state of Lower Saxony, or COFONI for short, is intended to advance collaborative research. In addition to setting up a technology platform, existing projects can be realized and applications for new projects can be submitted by all research institutions in Lower Saxony.

► Darling of the Week

Our darling of the week takes you into oily swimming pools, reveals the dirty sexual practices of antiquity, and why social distancing has been a tradition for at least 2500 years. Therefore, it’s easy for us to recommend listening to Dr. Bernadette Descharme’s contribution to the “Forsch” podcast.