10. February 2023 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │10.02.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Diversity in focus + Understanding fathers + Awarding of the Deutschlandstipendien

Editor: Mark Winter

► Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

TU Braunschweig has reacted with great dismay to the terrible news following the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. If you need help, the Psychotherapeutic Counselling Service of the Studierendenwerk is there for you.

► Focus 2023: queer@TU

The new focus year 2023 has the motto queer@TU. The joint project of President Angela Ittel and the Diversity Coordination Office of the Equal Opportunities Unit aims to make diversity at our university more visible and generate more equal opportunities.

► Understanding playmate instead of absent breadwinner

Fathers today want to be empathetic and understanding. The image of the father who feeds the family with his income and only plays with the children at weekends is outdated. This is one of the results of the study “You don’t need to be Superheroes” by TU Braunschweig and Kiel University of Applied Sciences.

► Green hydrogen for climate-friendlier aviation

Will hydrogen be the solution to climate neutrality in the aviation industry? As promising this may be, the challenges in implementing hydrogen-powered aviation are also great. Over the next three years, the joint project HyNEAT will conduct research into supply networks for such aircraft.

► How the e-cargo bike stays fit longer

Electric cargo bike instead of delivery truck, quiet and emission-free – sounds promising. But how long will the battery last? And what happens when the battery reaches the end of its life? A research team from TU Braunschweig and TU Clausthal has found initial answers in the joint project “Life Cycling²”.

► Visionary, inspirer und human being

Prof. Klaus Pierick, Head of the then Institute of Transport, Railway Engineering and Traffic Safety from 1970 to 1996 and Rector and Pro-Rector of our university from 1972 to 1978, died in January at the age of 94. Dr.-Ing. Gunnar Bosse from the Institute of Railway Systems Engineering and Traffic Safety pays tribute to his work in an obituary.

► Urban planning strategies for a “low carbon community”

… were designed by students in the “International Urban Design Competition Studio” (IUDeCS) for Beiguan in Shanghai or Westkreuz in Berlin. It was organised by the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism and the Department of Landscape Studies, CAUP College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University. The public jury meeting will take place on 15 February via Webex.

► 99 Deutschlandstipendien

… with a funding amount of 356,400 euros were awarded to students of TU Braunschweig on 2 February. Congratulations to all scholarship holders and many thanks to all sponsors of the Deutschlandstipendium!

► Quantum know-how for industries and decision-makers

To meet the large demand for skilled workers for the emerging quantum technologies, the EU is setting up a Europe-wide network for quantum training. Together with its partners in Quantum Valley Lower Saxony, the Institute of the Didactics of Natural Sciences is heavily involved in setting up the network and its courses.

► Campus Hour and Digital Town Hall

In the coming week, two of the new dialogue formats with President Angela Ittel will take place: At the Campus Hour on 14 February, you will have the opportunity to talk to the President in a relaxed atmosphere in the 9bar. On 16 February, the Digital Town Hall will focus on the topic of system accreditation.

► Survey on the internationalisation of teaching

As part of the Re-Audit² on the internationalisation of the university, the status quo of English-language teaching and international teaching cooperation at TU Braunschweig is to be surveyed. An online survey of lecturers serves as the basis for this. Lecturers at TU Braunschweig are invited to participate until 15 February.

► What is the status of labour unions among students?

This is what the three students Louisa Hering, Maria Benker and Jule Gehrt researched. On 16 February, they will present their results with a subsequent discussion in the Haus der Wissenschaft. Those interested can register online for the event until 14 February.

► Exchange with Mental Health First Aiders

The Corporate Health Management is currently working on an implementation concept for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) at TU Braunschweig and is looking for an exchange with MHFA first aiders. If you are already a first aider or are currently being trained as one, please contact the Corporate Health Management by email.

► Workshop on applying for Postdoctoral Fellowships

On March 08 Research Services offer an information workshop on applying for Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA). The workshop is especially aimed at university teachers who would like to invite international candidates to TU Braunschweig. Registration by mail is requested.

► Recommendations for addressing international scientists

Under the concept “Researchers Recruit Researchers”, Research Services has compiled recommendations and material for approaching international (early career) researchers.

► Darling of the week

Our darlings of the week are 13 architecture students whose creative designs for a temporary pavilion in Braunschweig’s city centre were selected by a jury. Together with experienced architects, they will now continue planning their design until it is ready for implementation. A jury will then select a final winning design that will actually be built on Domplatz.