19. January 2024 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │19.01.2024 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Better flood prevention + Sustainable mobility marketing + International days

Editor: Dilara Aktaş

► Foundation University Information Week: Thank You for Your Participation!

The Executive Board expresses gratitude to all members of the University for active participation in the Foundation University Information Week and the many trustful discussions. The video recording of the opening event of the Information Week is available on the website in the login area.

► Open Access: DEAL agreements signed

The TU9 universities have signed DEAL agreements with Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley. In doing so, they are strengthening the establishment of Open Access publishing as the standard publication channel for researchers and free access to research articles.

► First Presidential Lecture on 15 February

Braunschweig Scientific Society (BWG) and TU Braunschweig jointly initiate a public lecture series featuring outstanding scientists to provide insights into their research and engage in discussions on socially relevant issues. At the inaugural event on 15 February Professor Tina Malti will deliver a lecture on the topic “Paths to a Humane Global Community”.

► Research mission of the German Marine Research Alliance launched

Under the title “mareXtreme”, around 150 scientists will be researching strategies for dealing with extreme marine events and natural hazards over the next three years. The joint project METAscales, coordinated by the Technical University of Braunschweig, is also part of the mission and is actively supporting the transformation of climate change adaptation on coasts in real laboratories.

► How Europe’s megafloods are becoming predictable

International data from hydrologically similar areas can provide important information for forecasting extreme floods. This is the conclusion of a study by Prof Kai Schröter of the Leichtweiß Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources. The researchers analysed data from more than 8,000 water level stations across Europe – from the years 1810 to 2021.

► Introduced: Prof Ulrich Römer

In 2017, Ulrich Römer took up his junior professorship at the Institute of Dynamics and Vibrations. Six years later, he was appointed full professor at the Institute of Acoustics and Dynamics. There, he works on methods to improve the validity of forecasts and models.

► “Marketing is much more than advertising!”

After ten years in the UK, Prof Christof Backhaus has returned to TU Braunschweig. Since the beginning of the winter semester he has been head of the Institute of Marketing. His research focuses, among other things, on issues related to the change towards more sustainable mobility.

► Save the date: International Days in April

For the first time, TU members can find out all about international topics at TU Braunschweig at the International Days from 24 to 26 April. The event is organised by the International House on campus. Details of the programme will follow in the coming weeks.

► Strengthening Professional Selection – Minimising the Impact of Unconscious Bias

The Personal Development is offering three additional workshops in February and March. Participants will learn how to improve selection processes to attract talent, identify the right people and understand the impact of unconscious decision making and thinking.

► Scholarships for academics at risk

Applications for the 14th round of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative can be submitted until 16 February. New is the central application procedure for all nominations via the university. If you have any questions or nominations, please contact Dr Astrid Sebastian from the Research Services.

► Evaluation of the Teaching Toolkit

All lecturers are invited to take part in the Teaching Toolkit survey. The Teaching Toolkit provides information, materials and handouts for teaching.

► Applying for DFG Collaborative Projects

Updated internal TU procedures for applying for, organising and coordinating DFG Collaborative Research Centres (SFB, SFB/TRR, RTG, FOR) with the Executive Board are now available on the Research Services website. They now also contain detailed descriptions categorised by proposal phase (pre-proposal and full proposal).

► To inspire enthusiasm for the world of physics…

is the aim of the Physics Information Day on Saturday 27 January. The programme includes fascinating hands-on experiments such as quantum mini-golf, lectures, lab tours, presentations from the institutes and a tour of LENA.

► Darling of the week

There are many exciting TU projects for students. This week, the Institute for Music and Music Education showed pupils from the secondary school in Uelzen what a music lesson can look like and what can be learnt in two days. Together with the music education students, led by Peer Frenzke, they reinterpreted the song  “Control“  by Zoe Wees.

► 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.