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Berlin Rehabilitation : Crumbling University Buildings

The backlog of the eleven state universities in Berlin has reached a volume of EUR 3.2 billion. According to the opinion, which was submitted to the scientific Committee of the Berlin house of representatives on Monday. The Rheform GmbH, a real estate management company has looked at in the order of the eleven state universities in Berlin, 451 buildings, in order to quantify the respective requirements in accordance with uniform criteria.

Not in the 3.2 billion Euro for the cost of any energy efficiency measures or operating networks are included, however, as the reviewer Michael Brecht said. Also the need for future areas in research and teaching in the sum is not taken into account.

Monika Gross, President of the Beuth University of applied Sciences, stressed at the hearing that the amount would include the funds for the necessary new buildings that are in need of the colleges strongly for the doctrine, leg. Of Berlin's four state universities, 38 percent more students were enrolled than it was even ten years ago. The universities had to submit to 22 percent. Rooms to rent but it is not only because of the high rental cost problem. Given the high safety standards that apply to buildings with teaching, whether Rent is not a solution. Temporarily the Beuth University of applied Sciences will continue to refer to it rather than on the Container.

The HWR must be more than half of their building is for rent

Among the Berlin universities, particularly on leased and rented spaces to rely the school of Economics and law (HWR), over 50 percent of their building, rent must, how Big is reported. Ulrike Prechtl-Fröhlich, Chancellor of the University of the arts, said that art schools had to be rented due to their special space needs very little space. At the University of the arts, this applies only for six percent of the land. But even the soon-to-be abgemietet, in order to avoid the risk of a short-term notice.

Mathias Neukirchen, Chancellor of the technical University of Berlin, said that the TU would have to rent for the recently acquired three clusters of excellence other areas, "although we have decided four years ago that we rent". Neukirchen also said that universities would have saved in the past, when construction often is on energy efficiency, which is not only for environmental reasons problematic, but the Unis are now on the electricity and heating bill will be a burden.

Secretary of state of noise will said more money

Steffen noise, state Secretary for science (SPD), which, in the opinion of said sum was "not a Surprise". For years there was a nationwide debate on the backlog of repairs in higher education. However, the report will show "a new order of magnitude". Berlin had completed his saving policy in the construction but already for some years and invest again. So TU get a new mathematics building, the University of a new chemical, or the Beuth University of applied Sciences, the laboratory building WAL (Wedding Advanced Laboratories). "But it's clear what it needs to change," said noise, with a view to the means. It is important to ensure that the many now coming on top of measures already existing activities will not be delayed. Several times it was said in Committee, in the competent administrations and in the building departments of the universities, staff had to be increased to the jam process, as soon as the money is flowing.

be rehabilitated and In what order the buildings to set the universities together. You assume that the backlog is resolved in ten to 15 years. For this long Phase, you want a "construction zone" in the money reliably flows. As this keeps the house possible and what totals will be provided is still open.

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The CDU Deputy Adrian Grasse, asked the Senate following the meeting, "in a timely manner, additional resources, and specialized personnel" to provide, "the need for Remediation and to invest in research and teaching, new buildings." In addition, Grasse, accused the Senate, the need for Remediation underestimated. The investment Pact science buildings, estimated to 1.3 billion Euro up to 2026 are not sufficient.

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