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.

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.

Paddelbootregatta on Aug. 6

Do you feel like getting out of the exam stress, doing nothing for university for a change or just getting to know other people at our faculty? Then come along to our Paddelbootregatta this year. This will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. We will meet at 9:45 am at the main station under the glass dome, then drive to Königstein and paddle from there with rubber boats down the river Elbe (less work) to Obervogelgesang. You can eat during the lunch break in Rathen or then in the beer garden in Obervogelgesang, where we arrive at about 5 pm.

The participation costs are 10 Euro per person. You can register until Wednesday, 27.8., 3 p.m. at https://tud.link/w1yy. We are looking forward to your participation!

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.

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.

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.


Tender:

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.