5. May 2023 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │05.05.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Communication format ask me anything + New: TOM Bachelor + Digital twin for final disposal

Editor: Dilara Aktaş

► Digital Town Hall: Law on Fixed-Term Contracts

In the Digital Town Hall on 11 May at 14:00, President Angela Ittel and the head of the Berlin office of the HRK, Henning Rockmann, will comment on the current state of development of the WissZeitVG. They will particularly address the effects on academic staff in qualification phases at our University. We look forward to your participation!

► Ask me anything – communication format for junior professors

… has started. The new communication format “Ask me anything” (AMA) offers young academics an opportunity to talk to successful professors and exchange views on career-related issues. President Angela Ittel was a guest at the launch event.

► A digital twin for final disposal

How can AI methods be used in the evaluation of possible deep geological repositories for radioactive waste? This is what the research team is investigating in the SEMOTI project, which is funded with around one million euros by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection.

► The impact of the war in Ukraine

With a DAAD doctoral scholarship, Yevheniia Berchul is supported in her research at the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism. The Ukrainian architect is researching the impact of the war in Ukraine on the natural and built environment as well as the possibilities of sustainable reconstruction.

► Treating causes instead of symptoms

Network and precision medicine wants to classify diseases on the basis of the underlying molecular mechanisms – instead of symptoms or affected organs. The extent to which databases with descriptions of diseases can support this is shown by researchers in the specialist journal “Nature Communications”.

► TOM: new degree programme at the interface between technology and management

The bachelor’s degree programme Technology-Oriented Management (TOM), which starts in the winter semester, teaches how companies can better succeed in turning innovative technologies into successful business models in the future.

► Picture of the month: The research engine

The Institute of Jet Propulsion and Turbomachinery, together with an industrial partner and LUH, has conducted measurement campaigns with TU Braunschweig’s research engine. The data obtained will be used in several research projects on component fatigue as well as to build a digital twin of the engine.

► This was the Future Day 2023

Last Thursday, 480 students from grades 5-10 visited us and took part in offerings from around 40 institutions and institutes. The boys and girls of different age groups got exciting insights into the different fields of study and work in which the respective gender is underrepresented.

► Your Mensa – Your Opinion!

Almost everyone has an opinion about the canteen food – now you have the opportunity to express it at the right place: After three years, the Studierendenwerk OstNiedersachsen is once again conducting a large-scale Mensa survey. The results of the survey will help the Studierendenwerk to better adjust its offer to its guests. Take ten minutes and participate, even if you don’t visit the canteen or only rarely!

► Pre-announcement: International Call “Enhancing well-being for the future”

The goal of the European Well-being call is to fund innovative social science research addressing one or more of the call themes. Deadline for outline proposals is the 21 September.

► Daimler and Benz Foundation – Conference Funding

With its “Ladenburg Roundtable” conference format, the Daimler and Benz Foundation offers to organise and bear the costs for interdisciplinary reflection on research topics of scientific and social relevance. Scientists in leading positions may contact the Foundation at any time with proposed topics.

► Darling of the week

… is Hanna F. Willenbockel. She studies biology and is involved in science communication in the life sciences alongside her master’s thesis. On Instagram, she gives insights into her research as part of her master’s thesis. She wants to inspire pupils to study biology and make bioscientific topics accessible to the general public in order to strengthen trust in research.

► On our own behalf: We want to show who we are and what makes us so special

Oops, we made a mistake in the last “week”! So, here we go again with the correct email address! If you would like to take part in a photo shoot for the University, please directly contact our colleague Kristina Rottig. We are looking for students, staff and alumni. The pictures will be used for TU Braunschweig’s public relations work, including on websites, social media and in publicly effective campaigns.