Dr. Nikola Bešinović takes over as temporary head of the Chair of Rail and Public Urban Transport

Nikola Bešinović succeeds as temporary head of the chair for rail and public urban transport its long-standing head, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer König, who retired on April 1, 2022 after 22 years at the faculty.

We as FSR Verkehr welcome Dr Bešinović, who most recently worked at TU Delft as a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences there, as a new member of our faculty, look forward to a good cooperation and wish him every success as temporary head of the professorship!

You can find more information about Dr Bešinović in the faculty magazine “Verkehrslage” or in our dean’s welcome letter, which you can download here.

Tutors wanted for the ESE 2022

This year we are once again looking for tutors for the freshers’ introduction (ESE), which will take place from 04.10.2022 to 09.10.2022. In order to give the first-year students the best possible start to their university life at the faculty, we are dependent on your help. Your task as a tutor is to give the freshmen all the important information they need for their start at university, to guide them through the faculty building, to show them the most important places on campus and to explore the city with them.

Especially for the supervision of the English-language Master’s programme Transportation Economics, we are looking for tutors who offer supervision in English. So we are looking forward to foreign students who can take on this task.

This year, you can easily register via the following OPAL course: https://tud.link/nk0a. You can register individually for each event you want to supervise. Therefore, it is not a problem if you do not have time for all ESE events. Only the supervision of a first-year group (including a tour of the faculty, a short explanation of the degree programme, etc.) on Thursday, 06.10.2022 is obligatory, as experience has shown that we need the most tutors there. We will also provide you with a short training session shortly before the ESE. Otherwise, we would be happy if you register for as many other events as possible.

If you have any questions or problems with enrolment, you can also contact us by email at fsrverkehr@tu-dresden.de.

Office opening hours during the examination phase

We as FSR will again offer office opening hours during the exam phase in SoSe 2022 to provide advice, exam printing service and many other services. The opening times are coordinated with the Examination Office for Transport Sciences, which is open during the semester break on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. by appointment.

The FSR office is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. during the exam period until August 12.

Promotion of measures in the field of sustainability

For the second time, the Commission for the Environment invites applications for funding of measures in the field of sustainability at TU Dresden. Every member of the university can submit measures, but needs a supporting member in the Commission for the Environment. If you have any questions or are looking for a supporting member of the Commission for the Environment, please contact Alexandra Seifert from the Green Office.


Objective and framework conditions for the application:

The Commission for the Environment (KU) advises the Rectorate on all matters relating to the environment and sustainability. It is made up of representatives from the faculties, administration and students. The KU develops recommendations on goals and measures for an environmentally friendly and sustainable university and drafts concepts on how these topics can be consistently implemented at TU Dresden.

The members of TU Dresden are expressly encouraged to actively participate in the shaping of an environmentally sound and sustainable university. For the implementation of their own measures in the field of environment and sustainability, they can apply for financial support using this form. The applicant will receive funding from KU if the submitted proposal is included in the Commission’s annual catalogue of measures. A jury consisting of KU representatives evaluates the submitted applications in this regard.
The KU would like to promote innovative measures to support the ecologically sustainable development of TU Dresden, e.g. through

  • Measures that anchor aspects of ecological sustainability such as greenhouse gas reduction and resource conservation in the structures and processes of TU Dresden.
  • Measures that make research and teaching more ecologically sustainable
  • Measures that raise awareness for sustainable action at the TU Dresden
  • Events in the area of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
  • Development of digital solutions to support sustainable action at TU Dresden
  • Measures for mutual knowledge and technology transfer with society on topics related to ecological sustainability
  • Cooperation and measures to promote ecologically sustainable development, e.g. with organisations such as the SLUB, the Studentenwerk, DRESDEN-concept or the state capital Dresden
  • Measures to develop ecologically sustainable offerings on campus, especially to make research and teaching more attractive

Measures can be applied for up to three years, starting in 2023. A follow-up application is possible. A total of approximately €100,000 is available per year for all approved measures. As a rule, projects are funded in the amount of 500€ – 15,000€; in exceptional cases, higher funding can be approved. Funding for projects lasting several years is possible, but an annual interim report is mandatory.

The application must be endorsed and co-signed by a member of the Environment Commission. The list of members can be found at https://tu-dresden.de/ku. For further information, please also contact the office of the Commission on the Environment at kommission-umwelt@tu-dresden.de or by telephone at 463-33095.

Closing date / deadline 2022 is 31.8.2022.

The application including the text of the call for proposals can also be found at https://bildungsportal.sachsen.de/opal/auth/RepositoryEntry/35523657728.

How much should public transport cost? A discussion evening

Finally, it’s that time again. Our second FSR discussion evening in german will take place on Tuesday 5 July at 6:30 pm in POT 13.

This time, the topic is public transport fares. How much should public transport cost? Should it be as cheap as possible, maybe even free? Or does good public transport have its price? Or do you have completely different ideas about how a modern fare system should work?

If you enjoy discussing these issues, then come to the new FSR discussion evening on 5 July at 6:30 pm in POT 13. After a keynote speech, we will discuss these questions together. Nibbles will be provided, drinks can be purchased on site.

Assistance sought for traffic psychology experiment

For a diploma thesis, help is requested for a traffic psychology study on the willingness of pedestrians to cross in front of vehicles.

The experiment will take place in POT S70B (UG, next to the Mensa U-Boot) and will last about 20 minutes. Each participant receives 5 €. All available dates are listed in this calendar. If you are interested, please send the date number to magdalena_maria.schlemer@tu-dresden.de so that the date can be reserved.

For further information, please contact Magdalena Schlemer at the above-mentioned e-mail address, who would be pleased to receive numerous participants.

Studying transport and traffic – What else!

Yes, you can study transport and traffic! Studyng transport and traffic at TU Dresden is versatile, exciting and future-oriented. Whether it’s climate protection, sustainability, liveable cities and communities or innovative technologies – you want to help shaping things and not just drive along? Then studying transport and traffic is just the right thing for you!

With these words and the new marketing film shown publicly for the first time on Uni Day 2022, our faculty will be promoting transport sciences at TU-Dresden in the future.

We as FSR-Verkehr are very pleased that we were able to support this great project in cooperation with the dean’s office and hope that the new marketing film is a building block to make our faculty more attractive and visible for new students.

Kompass Hauptstudium 2022

At the end of the fourth semester, every VIW student is faced with the choice of a major field of study. As every year, we do not leave the students of traffic engineering alone with this future-oriented decision, but offer a lot of information with “Kompass Hauptstudium” thanks to the active support of Spätverkehr and the faculty. Whether you are completely at a loss, have a certain preference for a field of study or have already made up your mind, we want to provide everyone with useful details about entering the main study programme.

After a break of two years, Kompass Hauptstudium will take place again this year on 20.06., 23.06., 27.06. and 04.07. in presence and as a hybrid event. This means that you can participate in the event in person or online via a BBB room.

This year, Kompass Hauptstudium consists of four events. There will be lectures by 8th semester students and graduates of the respective specialisation, as well as lectures by the heads of the specialisations. If they do not answer all your questions, you can post your questions in the forum and we will try to answer them satisfactorily. Furthermore, there will be a lecture by Dr. Krieg on the topic of semesters abroad.

For more information, content, links and slides please enrol in the following course: https://bildungsportal.sachsen.de/opal/auth/RepositoryEntry/35415719936/

Students urgently needed for the examination board LuLo and StuGaKos

Student representatives [m,w,d] are sought for the Examination Committee Air Transport and Logistics (LuLo). Registration is possible here: http://tud.link/hb0s. The delegation will take place at the FSR meeting on 30.05.2022.

We are also still looking for student programme coordinators for LuLo, BSI. You can find more information (in german) here: https://fsr-verkehr.de/weiterhin-stugakos-fuer-vwi-lulo-und-bsi-gesucht/. Enrolment is also possible in the OPAL course linked above.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about either office. You can reach us either by email, regularly in our office or at our weekly meeting on Mondays at 20:05 in POT/13.

Your semester ticket is valid as a 9€ ticket throughout Germany

In June, July and August, your semester ticket becomes a local transport ticket valid throughout Germany!

From 1 June, the Semesterticket will be valid for three months on local public transport throughout Germany. In the course of the 9€ ticket, we students will also benefit from the reduced prices. Without having to buy an additional ticket, you can simply use local and regional transport throughout Germany in June, July and August.

  • Semesterticket counts as a 9€ ticket: Please do not buy an extra 9€ ticket!
  • Valid throughout Germany on local and regional transport.
  • Reimbursement of the difference to 9€ is still in clarification

The following conditions apply:

  • The semester ticket is valid from 1 June to 31 August on local and regional public transport throughout Germany.
  • You do not need another ticket, the semester ticket is valid as a 9€ ticket!
  • Bicycle transport will not be extended, but will continue to apply under the same conditions as before
  • Long-distance traffic and the long-distance trains released for regional traffic (e.g. the ICs between Elsterwerda-Berlin) can generally not be used.

You can find more detailed information about the 9€ ticket on the Stura website.

If you have any questions about validity or the like, please feel free to contact us or write to us.