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The University of Stuttgart has taken a stance in the framework of its strategic external image: with a new image film and a new image brochure, the university is placing itself in a complex environment as a renowned research university with a leading position by international standards. The new media products with the programmatic collective title “We Study the Future!“ are geared at multipliers from science, business, politics and society and have been designed in German and English.
A new centre of excellence for Laser-Doppler vibrometry is opening today at the University of Stuttgart, the aim of which is to make measurement techniques from mechanical engineering beneficial for biomechanics. The cooperation is supported by the Institute for Technical and Numeric Mechanics (ITM) at the University of der Stuttgart as well as Polytec from Waldbronn, the world market leader in the field of non-contact vibration measurement technology. Those with hearing impairments in particular will benefit from the research. “Thanks to our equipment in laser measurement technology, we are creating conditions for excellent research and a sound training”, according to the Head of ITM, Prof. Peter Eberhard. Dr. Stefan König, responsible for sales in South Germany at Polytec: “Laser-Doppler vibrometry at ITM enables us to make interesting applications and profound analyses .“
The University of Stuttgart mourns its former chancellor Joachim Schwarze, who passed away on 28th October 2013 shortly before his 73rd birthday in his place of residence in Tübingen. Schwarze headed the administration of the university from 1991 until he retired in 2005. “In Joachim Schwarze the University of Stuttgart had a chancellor with exceptional negotiating skills and endurance in times of increasingly tight financial leeway. We are very grateful to him and will always remember him with much gratitude. Our commiserations go to his family and relatives“, according to the Rector of the University of Stuttgart, Prof. Wolfram Ressel. University Chancellor Dr. Bettina Buhlmann: “My predecessor acted with circumspection and far-sightedness so that the success of his work can still be felt in many places within the university.“
An innovative folding mechanism without joints and hinges: Prof. Dr. Jan Knippers from the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart, Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck, Director of the Botanical Gardens at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Dr. Markus Milwich from the Institute of Textile Technology and Process Engineering Denkendorf as well as their employees are being presented with the Gips-Schüle Research Prize awarded for the first time for the bionic façade shading system Flectofin® and the further developments based on this. The award is to be presented by retired Minister of State Erwin Teufel on 23rd October 2013 in Stuttgart. The Gips-Schüle Foundation is endowing the prize with 40,000 Euros and will be awarded every two years in future.
Bild: Uni Stuttgart/ ITKE