Science Talks

With the Science Talks, we want to initiate thematic impulses, create space for a stronger, interdisciplinary exchange and, in particular, enable closer networking among the professors of the Faculty of Engineering. The Science Talks take place once a quarter and combine scientific lectures with exciting locations or activities that offer the opportunity to exchange ideas both professionally and informally, e.g. in the form of a guided tour, a visit or a networking event, and thus to find potential points of contact for joint research and to engage in conversation with colleagues.

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FIW Network for Young Researchers

By networking, the young scientists of the Faculty of Engineering, postdocs and advanced doctoral students have the opportunity to exchange experiences, meet peers, and learn more about the research of the other departments in the faculty.

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Hydrogen in Context

The energy transition is one of the key challenges of the coming years. Hydrogen as an energy carrier holds an enormous opportunity for the German energy industry. "Hydrogen in Context" is an initiative of the Faculty of Engineering of the UDE, the TIW and other institutions and bundles all information on the topic of "hydrogen" - from current research, cooperations and news to planned events.

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Workshops & Seminars

21.04.2023 Compact workshop "Design Thinking"

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In the first part, the compact workshop provides an overview of the origins of design thinking and its special features. Participants learn why quantity is sometimes more important than quality, and why it is so important to build on the wild ideas of others.
In the second part, participants experience Design Thinking in a concrete mini-challenge and then reflect on how they can integrate individual elements into their everyday research.                   

Numerous practical examples from university practice and inspirations round off this workshop.

21.11.2022 Transfer workshop "Perfect Pitch"

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As part of the seminar series on the professionalisation of our faculty's researchers, the workshop on "Pitch your Research - Communicating Research Results in a Convincing and Target-Group-Specific Way" took place on Monday, 21.11.2022, 4-8 pm.

26.9.2022 Workshop „Werkstatt – Handwerk trifft Wissenschaft“

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Are you a craftsman in the finishing trades (electrical, drywall, plumbing, shutters, air conditioning, ...) and want to digitize your business and make it future-proof?
Are you a scientist from the engineering sciences or computer science - e.g. a research assistant, student, professor, graduate - and are interested in advancing the skilled trades with exciting ideas?

Take part in the "Handwerk trifft Wissenschaft" workshop. The "Handwerk trifft Wissenschaft" workshop promotes exchange and networking between craftspeople and scientists. In small teams, we develop the digital craft innovations of tomorrow. The meetings of the teams are spread over a month. The end result will be solutions and prototypes that solve key challenges in the skilled trades.

Dates & schedule of the workshop

1st meeting: Topic and team identification - Monday 26.09.2022, 15:30-19:30 hrs.

Workshop phase: development of solutions and prototypes - 27.09.2022 - 23.10.2022.

  • Teams will meet independently during this period for a total of 10 - 15 hours to work on their digital projects. The goal is to present the first concrete results and prototypes (including programming, design, manufacturing, etc.) by the 2nd meeting on 10/24.

2nd meeting: Presentation of results - Monday 10/24/2022, 3:30pm-7:30pm.

Registration & more information can be found here!

11.7.2022 Seminar "Successfully acquire and manage third-party funding"

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Professionalization of FIW researchers

For some years now, third-party funding has been gaining increasing relevance and has become a fixed source of income at many universities and non-university research institutions. Often, the acquisition of third-party funds is even absolutely necessary in order to be able to conduct research at the highest level and thus to strengthen one's own reputation. The acquisition of third-party funds and their administration often pose a number of hurdles and stumbling blocks.

This was the topic of the seminar "Successful acquisition and management of third-party funds - optimal use of project opportunities", which was organized by the Research Coordination for all scientists of the Faculty of Engineering on July 11, 2022.

The goal of the full-day seminar was to show the possibilities of third-party funding and to impart knowledge about different project sponsors as well as the third-party funding provider economy. In addition, the seminar addressed common mistakes in the application process and included the creation of a guide to optimize the chances of obtaining third-party funding. The event also showed ways to manage the funds after successful acquisition of third-party funding. In addition to the preparation of a financing plan, the program and project lump sum as well as the call for funds and proof of use were discussed. Lecturer Magnus Gees also addressed quantitative and qualitative key figure management, digitization and IT-based management tools.

To ensure the highest possible degree of professionalization, the seminar was held in cooperation with the Center for Science Management Speyer (ZWM) and was aimed at faculty researchers with management responsibilities (postdocs and professors) who wanted to familiarize themselves with the topic of third-party funding and receive practical support. The participants rated the seminar with a grade of 1.9.