26. May 2023 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │26.05.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: New Research Centre + Festival of sustainability + Wildflower Paradise

Editor: Dilara Aktaş

► New Collaborative Research Center on Aviation

Great news for TU Braunschweig! The DFG has approved the Collaborative Research Center/Transregio “SynTrac” on climate-neutral flying. The project “Synergies of Highly Integrated Transport Aircraft” under the leadership of our university together with the University of Stuttgart, the Leibniz University of Hanover and the DLR will initially be funded for three years and nine months from 1 October. The spokesperson of the SFB is Professor Sabine Langer from the Institute of Acoustics.

► The TUmorrow Days

… are back and will bring a varied programme on the topic of sustainability to the campus from 13 to 15 June. Registration for individual lectures and workshops is now open.

► An opportunity for both sides

The two Ukrainian scientists Dr. Olesia Zavarzina and Dr. Mariia Savchenko visited TU Braunschweig for the second time on a fellowship from the Volkswagen Foundation. With their expertise, they enrich the research of the Institute for Partial Differential Equations.

► Among Palaces, Temples and Gangnam Style

In the second episode of “Future City Goes Global”, Dr Stefanie John, Professor Rüdiger Heinze and Professor Eckart Voigts from the Institute of English and American Studies take us to South Korea. They were guests at Chungbuk National University to establish international collaborations.

► A place of research in the middle of the forest

TU historian Daniel Jankowski has investigated the history of the research ground in Braunschweig-Völkenrode in his new book “Ein Ort der Forschung” (A Place of Research). In an interview, he talks about his research in archives and why it is worth researching the history of research institutes in Braunschweig.

► 25,000 euros for diabetic research

Congratulations to Professor Ingo Rustenbeck from the Institute of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacy! He has been awarded the Hans Christian Hagedorn Project Grant of the German Diabetes Society for a joint project with the University Medical Centre Rostock.

► Podcast on the change in fatherhood

Dr. Kim Bräuer from the Institute of Sociology talks about how fathers see their role in the family today, why fatherhood is still not considered in many areas of life and why many companies engage in Fasther-Washing in the podcast of “Echte Papas”.

► How many word types does the German language have?

Professor Martin Neef from the Institute of German Studies, Department of Linguistics and Medieval Studies, presents a path through the variety of possible approaches to the concept of word types in his new book “Wortart”. The volume, published in the series “Kurze Einführungen in die germanistische Linguistik”, is aimed at students and teachers.

► Science Communication Training

The Junior Research Group fourC invites Master’s students in the natural and technical sciences to a science communication training course. Strategies will be taught to communicate complex, scientific content in an understandable and interesting way. Please spread the word! Further information and registration on the fourC website.

► Workshop 30 ECTS English-language teaching in the Project House

English-language teaching teaching is to be integrated into all degree programmes by 2025. All those involved in the conversion process are cordially invited to the next meeting on 6 June. Bernt Erlewein, Head of GB1, will explain the legal framework of the conversion.

► One university, many possibilities!

Numerous high school graduates are currently faced with the question of whether and what they would like to study. The Academic Advice Service (ZSB) has developed a complete programme of online lectures, workshops and advisory services to accompany prospective students on the path from the decision to study to the application..

► Finally! The Campus run is back – register now!

On 11 June, the Campus Run of the University Sports Centre will take place for the 13th time. Further information and the possibility to register can be found here.

► Darling of the week

From green to colourful! On 30 May, dedicated hobby gardeners from TU Braunschweig will take up their spades between 11:00 and 18:00 to plant a “wildflower meadow on campus” in front of the old building. Part of the green lawn in front of the old building will become a paradise for bees, butterflies and other insects. Hobby gardeners and those who want to become one can simply drop by and join in. We think the idea of an environmentally friendly wildflower meadow is great!