We - your AStA - have some rooms at the university at our disposal, among others the study rooms. For example, we manage the study rooms in building A and building Q.
Everyone who has been studying at the university for a while knows the shortage of space. To combat this shortage, the new Building B was part-funded from old tuition fees. Building B was originally designed as a student centre. In the meantime, many rooms have already been passed on to other TU-internal institutions.
Due to the financial emergency of the university, however, no new premises can be rented. New institutes and their staff cannot be accommodated anywhere. Professors have to move into existing seminar rooms, such as those in Channel 4.
These seminar rooms are therefore no longer available for regular courses. Therefore, the university has to look for other rooms as a replacement.
Some rooms are not available for courses because sufficient air circulation is not guaranteed. The rooms cannot be permitted with appropriate air filters due to financial restrictions.
The Authority for Science, Research, Equality and Districts (BWFGB) has acknowledged that renting new premises is essential. Unfortunately, the financial authority does not wish to provide additional funding.
Here comes the problem: TU sees no choice but to access student learning spaces. 5 out of 6 of our new learning spaces in building B are now booked for other purposes. The legal basis is there, so we cannot sue against this taking away.
We find this unacceptable.
We call on the financial authorities and the BWFGB to provide the TUHH with the necessary financial resources to guarantee the rental of new premises and to equip the premises already available for courses sufficiently for teaching in the coming winter semester.
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The message is addressed to the following persons:
* Arne Schneider, Head of Office Budget & Task Planning
* Eva Gümbel, State Councillor for Science, Research and Equality
* Ute Reußow, Head of Department Universities at BWFGB
Let's join together to fight the takeover of our learning spaces!
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