The Week at TU Braunschweig │07.07.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees
Topics: The perfect wave + Alumni-Talk + Tetris for the ears
Editor: Dilara Aktaş
► Switching off during the summer break
In summer, we combine the pleasant with the useful: Switch off and save energy! Please support energy saving efforts in your institutes, laboratories and facilities even during the summer break. Identify and minimise unnecessary power consumers, even if they are only small contributions: So switch off instead of standby mode for laptops and monitors, also please check unused research equipment and empty refrigerators – especially if there is a little less activity with the end of the lecture-free period or already now in the school holidays. We wish you a wonderful time and good opportunities to relax!
► World’s Largest Wave Machine
Last week, the expanded Large Wave Current Channel (GWK+) was opened in Hannover together with Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, Minister President Stephan Weil, our President Angela Ittel and LUH President Volker Epping. More than 35 million euros have been invested to advance research on the energy transition.
► Colourful, loud and diverse!
It’s been about a week since the second Diversity Day at TU Braunschweig. With this event, the university once again set an example for anti-discrimination, equality and diversity. In a recap video we look back on a day full of impulses!
► A warm welcome to
… Professor Henriette Bertram! Since May, she has been the new Junior Professor for gender aspects in engineering. She will offer the topic of Gender Studies in her courses for Master’s students of all three engineering faculties.
► Experience digitisation – Mobile hands-on lab makes a stop at TU Braunschweig
3D printing, robotics and augmented reality: On 13 June, students, staff and interested parties will have the opportunity to find out about new technologies, digitalisation and Industry 4.0 in a “TechTruck” in front of the Altgebäude from 13:00 to 16:00.
► Being a Ukrainian refugee at TU Braunschweig
After fleeing from Kiev, Alona Velynska was given the opportunity to continue her doctorate at TU Braunschweig. At the BRICS, she is investigating the effects of a fungicide on the microbiome of mice and earthworms.
► Braunschweig’s microelectronics on the rise
From radar for autonomous vehicles to an alternative mobile phone network: Professor Vadim Issakov’s Institute for CMOS Design is currently celebrating no less than four successful project ideas and presents them in our magazine.
► Co_Living Campus: Second round in the participation process
The five-day Co_Workshop in the participation process for the Co_Living Campus starts on 9 October. The programme includes site visits, impulse lectures, discussions and moderated work formats. Registrations are possible until 16 July.
► Prof. Simone Kauffeld once again one of the top 40 HR leaders
For the eleventh time in total, “Personalmagazin” has chosen leading personalities from management, science and consulting who have a particularly great influence on HR management. Prof. Simone Kauffeld has now been honoured for the third time. Congratulations!
► Space for Health
This is the title of the symposium on healthcare construction organised by the Institute of Construction Design, Industrial and Health Care Building (IKE) on 2 November at TU Braunschweig. The event will focus on the complex interaction between architecture, people, medicine and hygiene in patient care.
► Alumni Talk with Oliver Blume in the Audimax
TU Braunschweig alumnus and member of the University Council Oliver Blume will give a lecture on “The Porsche Story and the New Entrepreneurial Guidelines in the Volkswagen Group” on 11 July in the Audimax. All members and students of TU Braunschweig are cordially invited to attend the event.
► Against blind spots in research
Relevance checks of gender and diversity dimensions help to improve research results. Juliette Wedl explains in an interview how this works and what tools the Braunschweig Centre for Gender Studies offers for this.
► Picture of the month: Microstructure of skeletal muscles
The Institute of Mechanics and Adaptronics is researching the experimental multiscale characterisation of skeletal muscles, which can be used to make predictions about muscular deficits. Our picture of the month shows the interesting insights the method provides into the microstructure of muscles.
► Service Learning – learning through engagement on campus and beyond
The Knowledge Transfer Team invites you to the Community Café at Campus North on 14 July between 1 and 3 pm. In cooperation with the Education Office of the City of Braunschweig, the event will for the first time be explicitly open to pupils from Braunschweig’s upper secondary schools. At the event, students will present their engagement projects as part of the final presentations of this year’s Service Learning.
► Special Call for Proposals: STIBET I and DAAD Award 2024
The DAAD funds the combined scholarship and supervision programme STIBET. The programme aims to support and improve the supervision of international students and doctoral candidates.
► Application phase for DaF/DaZ study programme
The programme offers the opportunity to obtain a certificate for academic and didactic aptitude for tasks related to German as a foreign and second language. It is also recognised by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). The application phase for the winter semester is still open until 16 July.
► Research Funding: DFG-Fraunhofer Cooperation – Trilateral Knowledge Transfer Projects
The funding call is aimed at trilateral transfer projects with a partner from a university/HAW/FH, a partner from a Fraunhofer institute and an application partner. The submission of draft proposals is possible until 13 September.
► Premiere: Next Level – A choral symphonic high score
Planned for a long time, but postponed by necessity – now the time has finally come: the choir and orchestra of TU Braunschweig will finally perform together. Almost 150 musicians and singers will take part in the four concerts starting on 15 July in the Audimax. The programme is “Next Level”: the choir and orchestra will exclusively perform music from video and computer games.
► Architecture Tour
This year, the Department of Architecture’s tour will take place as an end-of-semester event over a whole week from 17 to 22 July. Lectures, discussions, open studios and presentations are on the programme. On Friday, the all-day joint tour of all the institutes is planned.
► Next Titanium World Conference 2027 in Berlin
Germany has been successful in its bid to host the next World Titanium Conference. It will take place in Berlin in 2027 – with Carsten Siemers from the Institute of Materials as Chair. The conference is one of the most important events in the international titanium community.
► Darling of the week
Our darling of the week is our esteemed colleague Madleen Moritz. She has been supporting us in Student Marketing since February 2023, starting today as a Doctor. She wrote her dissertation at the Institute of Marketing with Professor Wolfgang Fritz on the advertising effects of influencer marketing. Congratulations, Dr Madleen Moritz!
There is always something going at TU Braunschweig in the upcoming week. Whether lectures, discussions, information events, concerts, films and much more. Take a look at our calendar of events and let yourself be inspired.