28. February 2020 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig | 28.02.2020 Our Newsletter for all Employees

► How Does the Anniversary Year Work?

Our university celebrates its birthday. The anniversary platform offers an up-to-date overview of all important dates and topics. Background information, dates and contacts are now also available in the magazine. At this point, we would like to thank the wonderful Braunschweig Cultural Heritage Foundation, which has made much of this possible.

► Recommended Reading: Lower Saxony Universities in Competition

On behalf of the Conference of Universities in the Federal State of Lower Saxony, the Centre for Higher Education Development has assessed the “Competitive and disadvantageous aspects of Lower Saxony’s universities in a state comparison”. The documentation also contains statements on the foundation model.

► Commissioned for Campus Life and Sustainability

Following a positive vote by the Senate, the Executive Committee of the TU Braunschweig has confirmed or appointed two commissioners: Professor Susanne Robra-Bissantz will remain the commissioner for campus life for another two years, while Professor Wolfgang Durner, after his successful time as Vice-President for Studies and Teaching, will become the commissioner for sustainability.

► Surveys, Surveys, Surveys …

Who has time to answer them all? We know the problem and therefore only bother you via this mailing list with three surveys that affect almost all of you and where your feedback is really important: Just now the one on working conditions and health. At the beginning of the year, the strategy process was the subject of a survey and already last year the service survey of the administration has been sent around. They are all data protection-compliant and non-traceable. You can view the results on completion, both as original data sets and with a classification.

► Corona Virus

The TU Braunschweig is well prepared for the further spread of the corona virus. We are in close contact with the responsible authorities and can implement our pandemic plan in case of an emergency. You too can protect yourself. If possible, refrain from travelling (business or private) and observe the hygiene rules recommended by the company medical service.

► Our Favourite of the Week: James

Our favourite innovation of the week is really hanging in the ropes and still a real eye-catcher: James, the new robot from the Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks.

► Personalia

The Society for Genetics has elected a new president: Professor Reinhard Köster, Zoological Institute of the TU Braunschweig. We congratulate him warmly! And we thank no less sincerely Burkhardt Nelius, the Managing Director of iTUBS, Innovationsgesellschaft Technische Universität Braunschweig mbH. He will retire on 29 February 2020. We would like to thank him for the great cooperation and are looking forward to seeing him on campus again. His successor on March 1 will be Eduard Klein, the current assistant to the management.

► In the Magazine

Molds can do quite a lot. Professor André Fleißner and Professor Oded Yarden from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are researching them together, and teaching also benefits from this. What 500 students experienced on the Computer Science Day can also be read in the magazine.

► Attention: Staff Council Elections

The staff council elections will take place on 10 and 11 March 2020! The info portal now shows who can be elected (and even who can’t and why).

► The Coming Week in the Calendar of Events

Guelphs and workshops are – among other things – on the calendar of events.