8. December 2023 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │08.12.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Christmas market on campus + Student house impresses again + Online season’s greetings

Editor: Dilara Aktaş und Hannah Kreß

► Foundation university

From January 15th to 19th, the Information Week on the Foundation University at TU Braunschweig will take place. We interviewed President Angela Ittel and Vice President Dietmar Smyrek about the purpose of the Information Week and how members of TU Braunschweig can contribute to shaping the decision-making process regarding the Foundation University.

► Braunschweig Citizens’ Prize 2023 awarded

Seven students impress with their outstanding academic achievements and social commitment. On St. Nicholas Day, they traditionally received the “Braunschweiger Bürgerpreis”, each endowed with 1,500 euros. In addition, three students in need were supported with a total of 4,000 euros.

► Heinze ArchitekturAWARD for student house

The After winning the German Architecture Prize and the Lower Saxony BDA Prize, the Student House has now been awarded the Heinze ArchitekturAWARD in the “Best Cradle to Cradle” category at the Climate Festival in Berlin.

► NaNaBatt: Environmentally friendly rechargeable batteries

Three institutes are working with industrial partners to develop sustainable and cost-efficient production processes for sodium ion cells. Sodium ion technology is intended to complement lithium ion technology in the future and meet the growing demand for energy storage in an economically and ecologically way.

► “Synthetic chemistry is such a creative subject”

Christopher J. Teskey has been a professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry since 1 November. He will be working on the search for new methods to form organic molecules. He will also incorporate artificial intelligence into the research programme and strengthen links with industrial partners.

► Standardised determination of greenhouse gas emissions

Many universities in Lower Saxony are working on researching and implementing climate protection measures. The “COUNTS” pilot project now aims to create uniform standards for the greenhouse gas balances of universities in Lower Saxony.

► 20 years of Gender Center

Diversity researching and teaching – interdisciplinary and across universities. The three universities TU Braunschweig, Ostfalia and HBK have been working closely together in the field of gender studies for 20 years. They are celebrating their anniversary with the “GenderVisionen 23” conference on 11 December.

► Photos of students awarded

The International House honored the winning photos of the “Wanderlust” photo competition at an awards ceremony in early December. Over 75 students submitted photos that will definitely give you wanderlust. To the website with all photos.

► New double degree Master’s programme: Business Engineering in Urban Mobility

As part of the EIT Urban Mobility Master School, the Chair of Service Management together with the Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Fakultät has launched a new double degree Master’s programme. Students will spend the first year at TU Braunschweig and the second year at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Spain.

► Intensive support as a key to success

What is particularly important when it comes to supporting international students? The Computational Sciences in Engineering (CSE) degree program relies on a strong welcoming culture, onboarding formats and networking.

► Online survey on gender-based violence

The Institute of Psychology is asking all students and employees to take part in a 20-minute online survey on the topic of “Be Safe – Survey on Gender-Based Discrimination and Violence at TU Braunschweig”. Gender-based violence can affect anyone. Click here for the survey.

► Jour fixe of the administration

From the concept of the Foundation University Informaion Week to student marketing and digitization projects to PC telephone forwarding, these are the topics of the online exchange format on 14 December for the employees of the central and decentralized administration.

► Community Café “Climate Feelings”

On 13 December, the Psychologists for the Future will be guests at the Community Café organised by the Knowledge Transfer team. The guests will report on their community work in Braunschweig on feelings caused by the confrontation with climate change.

► Skills from the region, for the region!

Under this motto, the YouTube channel “TechTalk”, a joint project of the Institute for Work Organisation and Social Psychology and the NFF, offers a platform for large companies, SMEs, actors from science and politics as well as social partners to share their knowledge and experience with people in the region.

► Never miss out on funding opportunities again

The “FIT für die Wissenschaft” newsletter is available to all TU Braunschweig employees to keep you informed about current calls for proposals.

► Holiday Greetings

The Christmas card is available with two designs as a print-ready PDF and as a digital card. In addition, the card can be individually customized in InDesign and PowerPoint for printing.

► Darling of the week

It’s very Christmassy! On 14 December at 16:00, students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy the festive atmosphere at this year’s Charity Christmas Market on University Square. In keeping with the spirit of “cosy get-togethers instead of profits”, profits will be donated to selected organisations and projects.

► Events

There is always something going on at TU Braunschweig. Lectures, discussions, information events, concerts, films and much more. Take a look at our calendar of events and get inspired.