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News from our Campus and about our Research - N° 3 - November 2014

© TU Berlin/PR/Ulrich Dahl

The President's Editorial

Dear Alumni, dear Guest Scientists,

I am very pleased to be able to bring to you another issue of Newsflash.

Once again, much has been happening at the university, where you studied, researched or taught. The internationalisation process has been proceeding apace: in 2012, according to a study of the international character of teaching and learning carried out by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD) and the German Centre for Academic and Science Studies (Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung – DZHW), TU Berlin was Germany's leading university with regard to the number of guest scientists. With 926 scientists from abroad, TU Berlin was Germany's most popular host university. Conversely, 287 of our own scientists spent a research period abroad. Between 2009 and 2013, TU Berlin occupied the eighth position among all German universities with regard to the number of Humboldt Fellows; apart from Technische Universität München (TUM), TU Berlin was the only institute of technology among the top-ten universities...

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Research News

Catalysis Research Has a New Home

With its three research areas - Synthesis, Spectroscopy and Catalytic Reactions BasCat offers the basic prerequisite for developing new methods and conducting extensive studies


Searching for a Bridge between Classical and Quantum Physics

The European Union's ERC Consolidator Grant goes to TU Professor Stephan Reitzenstein


Antisemitism on the Internet

The Internet is nowadays regarded as the main distribution medium for new forms of antisemitism



IPODI: The International Post-Doc Initiative of the TU Berlin

The International Post-Doc Initiative of the TU Berlin (IPODI) awards nine two-year post-doc fellowships to outstanding international female researchers. Second call for applications is open until 15 December 2014


Humboldt Professorship for Giuseppe Caire

In April 2014, telecommunications expert and information scientist Professor Giuseppe Caire, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, took up his Professorship at TU Berlin


TU Berlin Attracts International Scientists

Technische Universität Berlin is among the most popular German universities as a research destination for leading foreign scientists – a fact that has been proved once again by the university's rankings in various tables


Award for TU Professors

Three TU professors have been honoured as 'Germany's Digital Minds' ('Deutschlands digitale Köpfe'): Professor Dr. Anja Feldmann, Professor Dr. Volker Markl and Professor Dr. Thomas Wiegand


Launch of 'Einstein Center for Mathematics Berlin' ('ECMath')

In June 2014, the scientific research institution Matheon was relaunched as as 'ECMath', the new Einstein Center for Mathematics Berlin


Third-Party Funds Again at Record High

In 2013, TU Berlin scientists attracted a total of 174 million euros in third-party funds. This is an increase on the sum for 2012 (up by 9.5 per cent from 159.6 million euros) and, in a five-year comparison, for 2008 (up by 76.2 per cent from 98.7 million euros)




Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen, President of the TU Berlin
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Editorial Staff: Stefanie Terp, (Editor in Chief), Katharina Jung, Christiane Petersen
Translation: Jennifer Feldman
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