12. January 2024 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │12.01.2024 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Foundation University Information Week + Anti-Semitism and Antiscience Attitudes + Two shining TU projects

Editor:  Hannah Kreß

► Foundation University Information Week

The information week program for the foundation university starts on Monday with the kick-off event in the Audimax. A Senate meeting open to the university public, a staff meeting, a traveling information stand and an online closing event offer all employees the opportunity to find out more and get involved. 

► Agile development for the TU Braunschweig

In November, development talks were held for the second time between the Executive Board and the six faculties. These are an important step towards achieving the goals of University Development 2030. A report on the topics addressed, among others, has been published on the HSE 2030 website.

► Anti-Semitism and Antiscience Attitudes

The similarities, differences and overlaps between anti-science and anti-Semitism will be discussed at a public panel discussion organised by Bet Tfila – Research Centre for Jewish Architecture and Partners on 18 January in Braunschweig’s Old Town Hall. Please register by 17 January: info@bet-tfila.org.

Living and working in a department store

Architecture students Antonia Stöcker and Paul Knauer impressed the Laves Prize jury with their project for the redesign of the C&A department store in Braunschweig. They were awarded one of the five first prizes. Congratulations!

► iTUBS Transformittag: Research transfer, networks and start-ups

The iTUBS Transformittag will take place on 20 February between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Haus der Wissenschaft. The new network format offers insights into the latest iTUBS developments, such as Singapore, HI!CHALLENGE and the conference management HI!CONFERENCE.

Picture of the month: Northern lights in Sweden

A research team from TU Braunschweig conducted a geophysical survey of permafrost bogs in northern Sweden. This trip not only provided a lot of valuable data, but also left beautiful impressions. Madhuri Sugand, for example, photographed a natural spectacle in the sky.

► “Women in Entrepreneurship Program”

The GUILD Academy and the German Center of Research and Innovation (DWIH) San Francisco promote participation in a hybrid entrepreneurship program for students and scientists. They learn how to bring their start-up idea to market maturity and successfully launch their own company. Information and registration for the information event.

► Application phase for the DaF/DaZ study program starts soon

The next application phase for the DaF/DaZ study program for the summer semester runs from 22.01 to 04.02. Postdocs and employees can also acquire a certificate for academic and didactic aptitude for tasks related to German as a foreign and second language. An online information event will take place on 26.01.

Inaugural lectures

Prof. Michael Heere, Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Fuel Cells, and Prof. Christina Umstätter, Institute of Agricultural Technology, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, will hold their inaugural lectures “Facetten der Energiebereitstellungon 16 January.

► Interdisciplinary workshop about the future city

An interdisciplinary series of events on joint planning methods and evaluation approaches for the sustainable and productive future city was launched at the TU in December. The next workshop on “Operations Research and its application in production and logistics management” will take place on 17 January from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. 

► Darling of the week

Yay, our two favorites of the week are part of this year’s Braunschweig Light Parcours: The two creative TU student designs, a swarm of jellyfish made of lights and an illuminated no-go zone on the Oker, were able to convince the committee along with eleven other works of art. We will report in detail on the work on the two installations at the Institute for Architecture-Related Art in the summer semester.

► 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.