29. July 2022 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │29.07.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Strong performance and commitment + Climate-neutral mobility with Star Wars + Fit through the semester break

Editor: Mark Winter

► Braunschweig Citizens’ Prize

Last week, ten students received the “Braunschweiger Bürgerpreis” for their outstanding academic achievements and special engagement. A total of 15,000 euros was distributed to the prize winners. Four needy students were supported with a further 5,000 euros.

► BRICS and PTB decide on cooperation

The cooperation focuses on standardisation in the biomedical field: globally valid, objective standards for quantitative measurements, such as in insulin therapy and cholesterol diagnosis, are to be researched.

► A warm welcome

We welcome Prof. Michael Heere. He has been a junior professor since March and does research on fuel cells. His favourite quote: ‘Don’t fight what you hate, save what you love’ from Star Wars. Accordingly, he and his team want to fight to ensure that there will be many solutions for climate-neutral mobility in the future to mitigate climate change.

► Congratulations

With Dr Oliver Blume, a man from Braunschweig becomes the new VW Chairman of the Board. He laid the foundation for his career with his studies in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Since 2019, he has also shown his solidarity with TU Braunschweig as a member of our university council.

► Understanding and treating diseases

… is the goal of the Core Research Area “Infection and Therapeutics”. The projects presented themselves at a poster marketplace and gave an overview of the wide range of research.

► Paper-free psychotherapy outpatient clinic

For reasons of sustainability, the annual report for the educational and higher education outpatient clinic for adults at TU Braunschweig is now available as a blog. In future, a newsletter will highlight new developments and research results twice a year.

► ERC Grant Application Workshop

With a workshop on September 12, the Research Services and European Office encourage scientists of all research areas to apply for funding provided by the European Research Council (ERC).

► Goodbye Cloudstorage – Hello Nextcloud

The Gauss IT Centre is transferring the cloud storage system to the Nextcloud platform from 12 to 15 August. It will not be possible to use the system during this period. More information about the changeover on the GITZ instruction wiki.

► Help with breakdowns

…are provided by two new bicycle repair stations at the airport and Mensa 2, as well as a stationary air pump at the North Campus. This was made possible financially by the Mechanical Engineering Student Council and the proceeds from the bicycle auction held by Division 3.

► Darling of the week

Our darling of this week is for all those who want to get their heads clear and stay fit during the lecture-free period: The Sports Centre’s holiday programme! Whether indoor, outdoor, in person or digital – from A as in Autogenic Training to Z as in Zumba, there is the perfect course for everyone.