14. July 2023 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │14.07.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Networking among professors + Understanding textbooks + Excellently trained

Editor: Mark Winter

► Shaping the future together

The Executive Board invited the professors to a summer reception on 5 July. With snacks and musical accompaniment, the programme included getting to know each other, exchanging ideas and networking in the foyer of the Audimax. “I was very pleased to be able to celebrate our first successes on this path together with the professors of the TU Braunschweig at the Summer Reception,” said President Angela Ittel after the event.

► New professorship links Fraunhofer IST and TU Braunschweig

Two new roles for Dr Sabrina Zellmer: in April, she was appointed Professor of Battery and Fuel Cell Process Technology at TU Braunschweig and on 1 July she took over as Deputy Institute Director of Fraunhofer IST. Congratulations!

► Welcome: Ingo Staack is professor at the Institute of Aircraft Design and Lightweight Construction

In May, Ingo Staack moved to TU Braunschweig after more than ten years at a Swedish university. He has many plans and brings a lot of enthusiasm with him. Read here what he is researching and what motivates him.

► When the university textbook is more comprehensible than the schoolbook

What influence does the comprehensibility of textbooks have on the particularly important goals of teaching – understanding and intrinsic motivation? The Institute of Educational Psychology investigated this in an experiment.

► CO_LIVING CAMPUS: Results of the first participation process

After the CO_NFERENCE, around 480 comments from around 200 participants were digitised and evaluated. Overall, there is a great interest in improving the campus and increasing the quality of living there. The evaluation serves as a basis for further participation steps.

► Zukunftswerkstatt at Staatstheater Braunschweig

The first Zukunftswerkstatt of the Knowledge Transfer Team at the Transfer and Cooperation Office, which was organised in cooperation with the JUNGES! Staatstheater, dealt with cultural heritage in a diverse society. The group work method is an offer for co-creation with researchers and society stakeholders.

► TU Braunschweig is “Erasmus Without Paper Champion”

The award from the EU Commission rewards the great commitment shown by TU Braunschweig in implementing the Erasmus+ digital administrative processes. Our congratulations to Francesco Ducatelli and his team in the Mobility Office of the International House!

► Young Software Developers’ Day

From Kicker-Eye to EnergyPredict: around 190 students of Computer Science, Business Information Systems, Computer and Communication Systems Engineering  and Mathematics will present their semester projects on 20 July at the “Young Software Developers’ Day” in the foyer of the Computer Science Centre.

► Climate Conversation

The Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture and the City is inviting you to a Climate Conversation on 19 July at the BDA Gallery in Braunschweig, as part of the DFG project “Architecture after Architecture”. The discussion will focus on the entanglement of climate and architecture and on possible futures. Participants include Professor Jürgen P. Kropp from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor Gabu Heindl from the University of Kassel.

► A brief cultural history of autonomous driving

At Niedersachsen Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik (NFF), visitors can currently embark on a journey through the history and visions of autonomous driving.The exhibition “A Brief Cultural History of Autonomous Driving” runs until 28 July.

► Application for DLR_Uni_Summer_School 2023

Students of aerospace engineering can apply for the DLR_Uni_Summer_School 2023 until 17 July (send an informal application with CV and grades to v.angermann@tu-bs.de). Participants will put theoretical knowledge to the test during research flights and in the simulator.

► Online Survey: Effects of Climate Change in Braunschweig

Where and how do you perceive the impacts of climate change in Braunschweig? This is what the City of Braunschweig, together with the Institute for Geoecology and the ISU – Institute for Sustainable Urbanism, would like to find out in an online survey.

► Experimental space for teachers to cooperate with and among students

Would you like to learn new ways to support cooperation with and among students in your courses? Then register now for the second Makerspace of the Co³Learn joint project on 22 August. The registration deadline is 11 August.

► Study prizes for heritage conservation and archaeology

This year, the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung and the VGH Foundation are awarding study prizes for outstanding Master’s and doctoral theses in the fields of heritage conservation and archaeology. The deadline for applications is 06 November.

► DFG-Fraunhofer Cooperation – Trilateral Knowledge Transfer Projects

The funding call of the DFG-Fraunhofer Cooperation 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 September 13.

► Correction to the announcement “Special call for proposals: STIBET I and DAAD Prize 2024”

According to the DAAD application documents, only International Offices and other central institutions are eligible to apply for the STIBET I programme and the DAAD Prize 2024. The International House has been financing Welcome Weeks, excursions and workshops for international students through the STIBET programme for several years and will submit an application to the DAAD for TU Braunschweig again this year. For this reason, we ask that you refrain from submitting decentralised applications to the STIBET programme.

► Darling of the week

Congratulations to this week’s darlings! Last Thursday, the training coordination team congratulated a total of 20 trainees who had completed their training in the areas of laboratory, craft, IT and office. Suitably, TU Braunschweig was ranked number 1 in the public sector trainer ranking between Harz and Heide. We would like to thank all the trainers and wish our young professionals all the best and are pleased that many of them will continue their careers at TU Braunschweig.

► Events

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.