13. January 2023 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │13.01.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Inspiring architecture for learning + icy picture of the month + dawdle and rummage

Editor: Dilara Aktaş und Mark Winter

► Marine sediments from a depth of 8,000 metres

… were collected by Dr. Marta Pérez Rodríguez from the Institute of Geoecology during the “Island Impact” expedition in the South Atlantic for her research on the mercury cycle. Seven weeks she was on board the “Polarstern”. After her return, she reported on the stormy research journey.

► Resources of heritage buildings

In the research project “Resource-Optimised Cultural Heritage Buildings (Memory Institutions) – ReKult”, new assessment and planning approaches for the sustainable maintenance and construction of cultural heritage buildings are being developed. Also involved is Prof. Elisabeth Endres from the Institute for Building Climatology and Energy of Architecture.

► Cross-country travel on the virtual railway network

In the Erasmus project “IDEALCAREL”, the Institute of Railway Systems Engineering and Traffic Safety has now organised a first joint digital laboratory exercise together with the universities of Zagreb, Žilina and ČVUT Prague.

► TU Braunschweig involved in study to improve depression treatment

Currently, some people suffering from depression cannot be helped with standard therapies. Therefore, a national project is investigating how treatment can be tailored more closely to individual patients.

► Picture of the month: Wind power in snow and ice

One challenge in the operation of wind turbines is icing – with consequences for electricity production and operational safety. In the Braunschweig ice wind tunnel, scientists are investigating how ice build-up can be avoided or how de-icing can be simplified.

► Welcome, Professor Nabeel Aslam!

As a junior professor at the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, Nabeel Aslam researches diamond quantum sensors. In the TU Magazine he tells us what the sensors are all about and what inspired him to become a scientist.

► Innovative teaching-learning projects successful

No less than ten projects were successful in the “Innovation Plus” funding programme. They are funded by the MWK with a total of over 450,000 euros and are intended to support students in the learning process.

► Jewish cultural heritage in the digital world

Together with the State Museum and the Jewish community, the University Library made 25 publications from the museum’s Judaica collection freely available worldwide via the TU publication server.

► Financial relief for students

To cushion the financial burden of the energy crisis, the Studentenwerk OstNiedersachsen will receive eleven million euros from the state. In addition to the “Lower Saxony Menu” for 2.50 euros, there is further support to reduce the burden on students.

► Girls’/Boys ‘Day 2023 – Offers wanted

On 27 April, in the course of the nationwide Girls’ and Boys’ Day, the Future Day for girls and boys will take place again at TU Braunschweig. You can register your event online until 06 February and help to attract pupils to study and open up new perspectives for them, far away from gender stereotypes.

► Campus flea market

On 20 January, the campus flea market will take place in the Grotrian building. Visitors can look forward to flea market treasures as well as culinary catering in the form of waffles and coffee. The Carolo Campus Café will be open longer for the occasion.

► Digital Children’s University Festival

What exactly does sustainability mean? That’s what the Children’s University 2022/23 is trying to find out. Short videos will focus on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Starting on January 13, the topics of ecological, social and economic sustainability will be clearly explained.

► Games evening “Identity Lotto”

The Braunschweig Centre for Gender Studies invites you to a games evening with the social and learning game “Identitätenlotto” on 17 January. Registration by email is desired.

► Travel grants for the preparation of MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Braunschweig

The Research Service and the European Office invite applications for one-week travel grants for international young scientists to prepare for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Braunschweig.

► Darling of the Week

Our darling of the week is a real enrichment for student life at our university. The new student house on the banks of the river Oker opened its doors on 02 January. With 160 study places, it offers a new attractive place to exchange, learn and chill in the heart of the campus.