The Week at TU Braunschweig │24.02.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees
Topics: One year after the beginning of war + Better reading with KI + Stories from around the world
Editor: Dilara Aktaş
► Solidarity with Ukraine
With the 24th February it has been a year since the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine began. In a statement, our President Angela Ittel expresses her gratitude to all TU members who have since then gone to immeasurable extent to support refugee scientists and students. Anyone who wants to set a sign for peace can take part in a commemorative event today on the Schlossplatz. The City of Braunschweig, together with the association “Freie Ukraine Braunschweig e. V.” and the Propstei Braunschweig, invite you to take part at 16:30.
► Single Molecule MRI through quantum sensors
With his project on nanoscale NMR, junior professor Nabeel Aslam is taking nuclear magnetic resonance to the quantum level. While a classical MRI targets organs, the research group at the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics is targeting single molecules.
► Reading promotion through app and AI
BesserLesen, a BMBF joint project led by Professor Tim Fingscheidt from the Institute of Communications Technology, aims to improve reading skills through automatic speech recognition in primary school and for independent learning, among other things.
► Start of inaugural lectures
Due to the pandemic, many inaugural lectures could not take place as usual. This is now being made up for. The first lecture starts on 01 March with Professor Stefan Görtz on “Automation of Aircraft Design”. You can find an overview of the inaugural lectures in our event calendar.
► Have you already listened?
In the new podcast “Ferngespräch” of the International House, students and staff talk about international topics. The second episode features Dr. Mark Mennenga and Steffen Blömeke from the Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology reporting on their research stay in Japan.
► Invitation to the closing event “Flexibles Arbeiten”
Since autumn 2021, there has been an exchange on new forms of mobile working in the project “Flexibles Arbeiten”. The project will conclude on 28 February from 15:00 to 16:30 with an online event open to all university members, presenting evaluation results and an outlook.
► Personnel Support for Refugee Accommodation
The MWK has asked for support in the management of accommodations for refugees. Employees who, in coordination with their management, are interested in assisting with reception, distribution and care, please contact Anne Fritz in the Personnel Department by email or telephone (-4350). Support is needed in Braunschweig, Laatzen or Fürstenau, with a minimum duration of 6 months and a minimum of 20 hours per week.
► Deadline extension: Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme
The European Centre for Advanced Studies (ECAS) has extended the deadline for project proposals for the Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme to 31 March 2023.
► Darling of the week
Thanks to the beautiful weather on Wednesday, we were able to capture a few impressions at the Botanical Garden. At the moment you can take a glance at the first crocuses and spring snowflakes there. But not only that, if you’re looking for the perfect place for a relaxing break or walk, you’ll find it here.