First semester introduction

Dear freshmen,

From Tuesday, 04.10.2022 to Sunday, 09.10.2022, we will offer you a varied programme as part of our first semester introduction (ESE) to enable you to get to know the TU Dresden, the city and, of course, your fellow students. You can find all further information and the exact programme for the ESE on our website in the section Freshman orientation. If you are still unsure about anything, please send us an email at fsrverkehr@tu-dresden.de.

We look forward to welcoming you to our faculty in October!

Invitation to the DVWG panel discussion

On 12 October 2022 at 6.30 p.m. (admission from 6.10 p.m.), at POT/06, the Saxony District Association of the German Transport Science Society will be hosting a specialist event with panel discussion on the topic of “Transport in Dresden – Where is the journey heading?”

Following three short and informative keynote speeches by Lutz Auerbach from Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe GmbH, Martin Gawalek from Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG and Frank Fiedler from the City Planning Office of the State Capital Dresden, these three key players in Dresden’s transport will engage in conversation with each other and the auditorium during an interesting and insightful panel discussion. The event will be chaired by Prof. Arnd Stephan, holder of the professorship for electric railways at the TU Dresden and Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Saxony District Association.

Participation in the event is free of charge for all. For organisational reasons, please register by email to sachsen@dvwg.de.

Teaching prize Faculty of Transportation and Traffic Sciences 2022

This year, for the first time, the faculty student council (FSR Verkehr) and the Faculty of Transportation and Traffic Sciences “Friedrich List” are offering a teaching prize to honor particularly outstanding teaching.

Together with the dean’s office of our faculty, we decided in April in the faculty council that there will be, initially limited to three years, a prize endowed with 250€, which will be awarded annually to two teachers:

  • to a teacher in undergraduate teaching
    (undergraduate transportation engineering or bachelor transportation economics)
  • to a teacher in the advanced teaching
    (main studies in transportation engineering or master studies)

Teaching awards will be presented on Faculty Day, which this year will be November 11.

Process flow:

  1. Pre-selection by the FSR Verkehr
    • Survey students for best course, instructor, and brief explanation by 07/29/2022 in an OPAL course.
    • Ranking of the courses and teachers to be awarded based on the results of the survey, taking into account the size of the course (ratio to the number of participants)
    • Justification of the proposal of the 3 best rated courses per category based on the student evaluations from the OPAL course.
  2. Decision in the faculty council
    • Submission of the ranking and justifications by the FSR Verkehr
    • Award of teaching prize to 1 out of 3 per category by voting.

Other determinations:

  • Teaching imports, i.e. courses offered by other faculties in our department (e.g. mathematics), will be considered. Teaching exports, i.e. courses offered by teaching staff of our faculty to students of other faculties, on the other hand, cannot be considered.
  • A teaching award will be given again to the same teacher after 3 years at the earliest (repetition block in favor of higher chances of winning per teacher).
  • The concept will be evaluated after the third run.

We as FSR welcome the concept and think it is very good to improve teaching at our faculty. However, such a teaching award is only meaningful if the survey is filled out numerously and truthfully until 22.07.2022. Therefore, we ask you for numerous participation! We hope that the quality of teaching at our faculty can be sustainably improved.

Free room search in the Campus Navigator

If you want to stay on campus during a free period, you can use the SLUB, the refectories or our common room E067a as well as the free lecture rooms at that time. To find out easily where you can find a free lecture room at the moment, the free room search in the Campus Navigator is now available again without restrictions. You can find it at https://navigator.tu-dresden.de/huefm/start?language=en. There you can search for free rooms at a certain time as well as for times when a room you want is available.

Our contribution to Sustainability week

From 17 – 28.06. the Sustainability Week will take place with lots of exciting programs around the topic of sustainability. Not only the environment should be the focus of this week, but also social sustainability.

We as FSR Transport and Traffic Sciences are also participating in this sustainability week.

We will present a walkmobile and interesting short information at the sustainability party on Friday (17.06.) and the sustainability breakfast on Monday (20.06.) as well as a bicycle tour on the topic of traffic planning of bicycle infrastructure on Wednesday (22.06.).

At the beginning of the sustainability week, particularly good or bad bike paths in Dresden will be collected during the sustainability breakfast and the sustainability party. We will develop a bike tour from this to visit these places on site. Join us and explore Dresden’s bike infrastructure.
Starting point is at 15:00 at the Mobipunkt in front of the Potthoffbau.

All further information about the sustainability week can be found here: https://fsr-verkehr.de/en/events/tu-it-now-sustainability-week-between-17-and-28-june/

We are looking forward to many participants!

Scholarships of the Stiftung Lausitzer Braunkohle

The Stiftung Lausitzer Braunkohle supports students from Master’s and diploma degree programmes whose focus is on a climate-friendly environment and resource-conserving energy production.

The scholarship includes one-off financial support of up to 3,600 euros, help in finding a topic for the final thesis and arranging work placements. 

The application deadline is 06 June 2022. You can find more information about the application in the current call for applications.

If you have any further questions, please contact Ms Sophia Trotzer at Deutschlandstipendium.
Phone: +49 351 463-37881
E-mail: sophia.trotzer@tu-dresden.de

Excursion of the “Verkehrte Welt” to Stuttgart

Our “listige Vereinigung” Verkehrte Welt is organizing an excursion to Stuttgart from June 23 to 26, 2022. The program includes visits to the Stuttgart Hbf signal box, the main workshop of the Stuttgarter Straßenbahn AG (SSB) and the construction site for Stuttgart 21. You can find more details directly on the website of Verkehrte Welt.

For the participation in the trip a participation fee in the amount of 200 € is to be paid. Registration is still possible until May 30 and should be done by mail to vorstand@verkehrte-welt.org. The Verkehrte Welt is looking forward to you!

RepairCafé opens on the TUD campus on 17 May

If the household appliance no longer works or sewing work is needed, a visit to the first RepairCafé on the main campus of TU Dresden on 17 May can help. The self-help workshop will be open that day between 5 and 7:30 p.m. and will help those seeking help to make defective devices – hopefully – functional again under the guidance of tech-savvy volunteers. 

The RepairCafé is the kick-off for repair events that will now take place regularly at the SLUB Makerspace in the DrePunct Library (Zellescher Weg 17 in the BZW). Not only the volunteers of the RepairCafé Dresden/Freital initiative as well as many volunteers from the TUD cosmos provide support, but also the SLUB employees with knowledge and equipment from 3D printers to sewing machines. Anyone is welcome who would like to be supported and advised on repairs free of charge.

In addition to repairing, the café character will not be neglected. Coffee and cake are available for refreshment and conversation. It would be nice to register for the RepairCafé so that the Green Office knows what equipment is needed, but spontaneous participants are also welcome. You can register online at: https://tu-dresden.de/tu-dresden/umwelt-und-klima/greenoffice/anmeldung-repaircafe or by calling the TU Dresden Green Office at 0351-463 33037.

StuFoExpo 2022

Are you a student and have you studied excellently, but have no opportunity to present your results? Then come to StuFoExpo 2022, the fifth exhibition of student research at TU Dresden, on 10 November 2022 and present your research projects – whether they are final theses, seminar papers or internship report. The most convincing projects will be chosen by a jury and the audience, and will be rewarded with price money. Find out how you can participate and how other students have presented their projects on the homepage: https://tud.link/yftl.