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#OAWeek2022: Welcome to Open Access Week at the TU Hamburg

Every year, the international Open Access Week takes place at the end of October. Institutions around the world promote free access to scientific results. Open Access stands for worldwide free access to literature, free of charge, reusable and without technical or legal barriers.

Open for Climate Justice

The motto of this year’s Open Access Week is “Open for Climate Justice” – because addressing the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Timm-Giel

Open Science with an open exchange and thus improved reusability of results can increase speed in science and technology development. This is extremely important for the challenges of today’s world: climate change, energy shortages, transition to renewable energies, resilient energy networks, resilient and sustainable logistics and mobility.
Climate change and its consequences are a key topic for Hamburg University of Technology’s further development: here we need technological solutions in shortest possible time to prevent the worst impact for the global world. Open Science can help the pace of research as well as the speed of implementing well-researched solutions all over the world and not only in highly developed countries.”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Timm-Giel. President TU Hamburg

TUHH program

At TUHH, we are participating in Open Access Week this year with a poster exhibition, a hackathon, and information and advice on all aspects of Open Access and the scientific publishing of the future.


The hackathon “Formats For Future: Liberating and Semantify IPCC Reports” will take place all week long. Asynchronously and in small teams, the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are to be semantically prepared so that the content can be more easily understood and disseminated by humans and machines. On Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at 2:30 p.m., we will offer joint hacking at TU Hamburg for this purpose.

Blog posts

Follow our blog #oaweek2022 and get inspired to get involved this week: The Hackathon, Saying Goodbye to PDF, the Blue Engineering Initiative, and of course, making your research open-access.


Ask me about Open Access

Open Access Talk about Zoom (code: 347349) for questions concerning Open Access:
Friday from 10:00 to 10:30 am


In the rotunda of the library there is again a small poster exhibition on Open Access (in German).

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