News from Stuve

The lecture-free period has also made itself felt in the student representation, which is why we have been busy with networking as well as new and longer-term projects over the last month. In the past weeks, the AK Semesterticket, with the support of some interested students, the Studierendenwerk, and the VGN, has presented this semester’s ticket options at various universities in the region. You will find similar information booths at our university next week, as Paulus explains in this video on instagram. Just drop by on either April 18th at WiSo, on April 19th at Langemarckplatz, or on April 20th at Roter Platz.

The Speaker’s Council was invited to the City Hall by the Erlangen Office for Volunteering and Citizen Participation to talk about what moves students and how to get them excited about volunteering in the city. With this in mind, in the external news section of this mail you will find a contribution from the City of Erlangen on the wide range of volunteer opportunities in the area. Which city developments would you like to support? What do you particularly like about Erlangen as a city? What could be improved? Feel free to send us an email to .

There was also a talk with Jürgen Kleinöder, the CIO of FAU. Here, the current problems, intended improvements and the further development of Campo were discussed. We are looking forward to the upcoming improvements, which resulted from our exchange.

With the start of the semester and the approaching summer, this year’s university elections are getting closer and closer and, as every year, the Stuve is already starting to prepare for the elections in order to ensure a well-structured and participatory university election. If you are interested in the topic of university politics or would like to join in the discussion, just drop by the next student council meeting. If you have any suggestions for university election events, please send an email to the Ref for Political Education at If you want to run for office yourself, you can find more information here.

Call for applications FAU Equality Prize 2023

Since 2005, FAU’s Renate Wittern Sterzel Prize is awarded annually for an especially successful equality project at the University.

The prize money is 10,000 euros and can be awarded to members and/or organizational units of FAU.  Is serves to continue existing or to develop new activities in equality and diversity at FAU. Suggestions for prize winners can be made by all FAU members, including students. Direct applications are also possible.

New: From 2023, student activities and teaching projects that deal with and receive funding for the topic of equal opportunities and diversity can now also be nominated for the award.

Further information about the application is available here.

The deadline for submitting applications and nomination ends on June 30, 2023.

Information about previous prize winners is available here:

EELISA Pub Quiz „Europe Day“

It’s Europe Day on May 9th and we want to celebrate! Test your knowledge about Europe in our EELISA Pub Quiz and win four Interrail-tickets with your team to visit one of our partner universities. The Pub Quiz will take place on Wednesday, May 9th, at 7:30 pm at the Kanapee in Erlangen (Neue Straße 50). A total of 10 teams can prove their knowledge on the topic of Europe and compete for the main prize.
Register as a team of four here: [] Be quick, because only the first 10 registrations will be accepted. Haven’t managed to get a place? Follow us on Instagram to find out if your team can move up at short notice. Teams that have not arrived at the Kanapee by 7:45 pm on May 9th will be automatically disqualified and another team will be allowed to move up.
Who is behind the Pub Quiz?
As an EELISA university group, we connect FAU students with the European partner universities of the EELISA university alliance. We are pleased that so many FAU students have already been able to participate in summer schools, competitions or think tanks at the partner universities. In our university group, we exchange information about our experiences in Bucharest, Madrid, and Pisa and also organise local events at FAU. On the one hand, to make the EELISA alliance better known, and on the other hand, to realise sustainable projects and ideas. For example, we are currently planning a repair café.
We meet once a month, usually in Erlangen. Come along to our next meeting on April 17th at Turnstr. 7, room 00.12. There will also be more info on our Instagram channel @eelisa_fau
* Interrail-tickets are four Global Passes with four days of travel within one month. Your travel must be before the end of October 2023 and on the condition that you stop at one of the EELISA partner universities and take a photo of yourself in front of the university. You can find an overview of the EELISA universities here: []

No to shortening opening hours and closing branch libraries!

Protest against shorter opening hours and closing of branch libraries!

Since April 3rd, the opening hours in more than 20 branch libraries in Erlangen’s city centre and on the southern campus have been shortened. Two were even completely closed. According to our information, jobs have been cut, which mainly affects student assistants. However, all other students are also affected, because libraries are not just storage places for books, but also essential working and study areas, as well as meeting places for students of a discipline. With shorter opening hours, the possibilities of scientific work and the successful preparation of examinations are massively restricted. Even without cuts, the learning places are already limited and overcrowded, especially in exam peak phases.

We stand in solidarity with our colleagues whose employment contracts have not been renewed. Student employees, who generally suffer from precarious employment, are once again left out in the cold. For us students it’s getting more difficult to study. Saving in education and science must end!

We demand:
– (Re-) Increase the number of jobs in the university libraries!
– Guaranteed preservation of all libraries!
– Stable basic funding of the universities by the Free State!
– Better working conditions and remuneration of student employees as well as their inclusion in the collective agreement of the federal states (TV-L)!
– Creation of new learning and working spaces for students – improvements and no deterioration of the quality of studies!

In order to express this grievance and to bring our demands to the public, we call for a demonstration.
On 26.04. at 6 p.m. on the Schlossplatz, we call on the university and the Free State not to make life even more difficult for us and to finally invest more money for science and education!

You can find the whole statement here: