26. November 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │26.11.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: title ambitions + vocation followed + wood construction + commitment + campus walk + local holidays

Editor: Lisa Ryll

► Christmas parties digital – keeping distance, staying safe

A reminder in the light of the current situation: non-mandatory, convivial events in an official context, such as Christmas parties, must unfortunately not take place face-to-face this year. Neither indoors nor outdoors. Stay healthy!

► Slamming to the championship title

Thomas Kronschläger from the Institute of German Studies already belongs to the crème de la crème of the German science slam scene thanks to his participation in the German Championship. We are curious to see whether he will also win the title with his descriptive presentation “Entgendern nach Phettberg”. Vote along with the livestream on November 27.

► Another short Presentation that Inspires

With “Paper of the Month,” the Cluster of Excellence SE²A – Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Aviation – has successfully introduced a new format for exchange and discussion. Initiator Dr. Doris Pester tells us how the series is going.

► A warm welcome

We welcome Professor Sebastian Heimbs. After many years in industrial research, he followed the appointment at TU Braunschweig. At the Institute of Aircraft Design and Lightweight Construction, he works on new construction methods with high-performance materials and tools for digital development, among other things, in the SE²A cluster of excellence.

► External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems in Wooden Construction

The Institute of Building Construction and Timber Structures and the Fraunhofer WKI have developed models to predict the overall behavior of external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS) in wooden construction. In the future it will be easier to integrate new components into ETICS which have already been approved and opportunities for material innovations are being created.

► Invitation to a campus stroll

Stroll around the campus from the comfort of your own home and take a look inside the lecture halls. The Central Student Advisory Service has created a 360° tour that offers an exciting insight not only for prospective students. The tour will be successively expanded so that you will soon be able to wander through the Botanical Garden as well. 

► Annotated proposal template for submission in RIA/IA calls in Horizon Europe

The national contact point for Cluster 6 in Horizon Europe has published recommendations and further explanations of what to write in the different sections of your RIA or IA proposal in the Horizon Europe programme. 

► Missions in Horizon Europe

BMBF presents in Horizon Europe the five missions climate, cancer, water, cities, soils in an online event.

► Darling of the week

Our darling of this week is also a fine example of our university’s social commitment: Architecture students and staff from the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU) and the Institute for Building Climatology and Energy of Architecture (IBEA) are helping to restore a half-timbered house. They are in the Eifel to record the damage after the flood disaster and to make the house winter-proof. Thank you for the great initiative!