During the Corona pandemic this year, there were many days when we all stayed home when we would have preferred to add variety to our daily lives. However, the issue is not over now, but returns to the forefront with the current regulations in November. However, there are alternatives to spending the day not exclusively on your own studies:
The museums of the city of Stuttgart had a varied online offering even before the pandemic. Since it is not possible for many cultural sites to welcome guests, the online offer was further increased. In addition to videos that can be viewed at any time, there are also live programs that can be streamed. So when everyday life gets too monotonous again, it's worth taking a digital trip.
The entire online offering is free of charge.
This table should make it easier to get a taste of the colorful offerings of some museums:
elle soll es erleichtern in das bunte Angebot einiger Museen zu schnuppern:
|Museum of Natural History||The Museum of Natural History offers a new special exhibition every year. To keep the exhibitions going after they are dismantled, virtual tours with audio commentary are created. Those who missed the special exhibitions of the last years can catch up from home.||https://naturkundemuseum-bw.de/entdecken|
|Linden-Museum||The Linden Museum has ethnology as its theme and offers panoramas and video tours. This year the Aztecs are in the foreground.||https://www.lindenmuseum.de/sehen/mediathek/|
|Landesmuseum||The Landesmuseum presents 250,000 years of cultural history from the Württemberg region in its digital collection. In addition, for anyone with VR glasses at home, the VR Journey to the Middle Ages, which is part of the exhibition, is also offered online.||https://www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de/sammlung/sammlung-online/https://www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de/ausstellungen/vr-reise-ins-mittelalter/|
|Staatsgalerie||The "Digital Collection" of the Staatsgalerie comprises a selection of all areas of the collection and thus provides an insight into 700 years of art history.||https://www.staatsgalerie.de/sammlung/sammlung-digital/|
|Haus der Geschichte||In addition to virtual tours of several exhibitions, the "Haus der Geschichte" has a variety of other offerings for experiencing regional history online.||https://www.hdgbw.de/digital/|
|streetcar museum||The streetcar museum shows the highlights of Stuttgart's streetcar history. In the virtual tour you can get an impression of the historical exhibits.||https://www.ssb-ag.de/erleben/strassenbahnmuseum-stuttgart/|
|Mercedes-Benz-Museum||In the virtual tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum you can see the development of the automobile from 1886 to the present day across all 8 levels of the museum.||https://www.mercedes-benz.com/de/classic/museum/ausstellung/|
|Stadtpalais||The Stadtpalais currently offers interesting live guided tours every day at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. with "StadtPalais Digital II" to complement its varied program.||https://www.stadtpalais-stuttgart.de/festivals/stadtpalais-digital-2|
|Theodor-Heuss-Haus||The exhibition house focuses on the person Theodor Heuss and the German history of the 20th century. Under the motto #MuseenEntdecken, curators present objects from the permanent exhibition in short video contributions. There are also 360° panoramas of the permanent exhibition and the living quarters.||https://www.theodor-heuss-haus.de/theodor-heuss-haus/|
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Department for Studies and Teaching
As the Student Affairs Officer, I am, together with my deputies, the first point of contact for all issues related to studying and teaching, both for the university and for the students.
The main task is therefore to coordinate the various study and teaching issues; from solving the problems of individual students, to changes to examination regulations, to negotiating with the university about, for example, withdrawal deadlines from examinations.
We are in constant contact with all the important university institutions (for students), such as the Prorectorate for Teaching, the Examinations Office, the Deans of Studies, the University Rectorate and Quality Assurance.
In addition, it is the task of the Student Affairs Officer to manage the ASR. This means that we are also the first point of contact for any questions that are dealt with in the ASR, such as the topic of student council and study commission funds.
The speaker leads the preliminary discussions of the non-professorial members of the senate, senate member or senate observer and is an advisory member of the stuvus board.
If you have any problems in the area of studies and teaching, you are welcome to contact us.
Student Affairs Officer: Alice Höfler
Deputy speakers for studies and teaching: Jonas Gaiser& Finn Mundinger
Academic Student Council
The Academic Student Council (ASR) is the link between the senate of our university and the stuvus, as it is composed of the student senate members and deputies, among others.
The ASR's tasks include:
- all matters concerning teaching and the formal aspects of studying (e.g. examination regulations, examination dates, teaching award...)
- the election of the advisor for studies and teaching
- the allocation of quality assurance funds (QSM) or study commission funds (SKM)*.
The ASR is chaired by the head of studies and teaching.
Every student can also work in the ASR in an advisory capacity. If you are interested, please contact us! However, it is possible that you will not be able to work on every topic, as topics from the senate meetings are discussed from time to time and are confidential.
On this page you can see how and on what the student council funds and study commission funds are spent.
The current members of the ASR are:
- Voting: Alice Höfer, Jonas Gaiser, Finn-Jannik Mundinger, Isabell Faißt, Inka Kaufmann, Mariyam Iskendirova
- Advisory: Christopher Behrmann, Matthias Ehrhardt, Jeremias Hubbauer, Fabian Zeisberger, Jonathan Müller, Myles Zabel, Felicitas Leese, Martin Peschel, Silja Wach, Tobias Poetsch, Friedrich Balassa, Markus Vogler, Melanie Alrachid, Lucas Weyrich, Elias Moll, Andrey Belkin, Niklas Metz, Kevin Krzyzanowski.
*more precisely, we can only decide on the student portion of QSM, but that would go too far here. If you have any questions about QSM and SKM, you are of course welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal and task of the stuvus Department for Sustainability is to create a greater awareness for sustainability within the student body and to make student representation activities more environmentally friendly. For this purpose, we cooperate with other units, subject groups, working groups, student university groups as well as with organs of the university. We are in constant contact with the Green Office and exchange information about sustainability activities at the University of Stuttgart. We are part of the Round Table Climate and advocate for a climate-friendly University of Stuttgart. Furthermore, we support a good networking of existing initiatives and projects in the field of sustainability, because only together we can make the university more sustainable.
Since our establishment at the beginning of 2019, we have already been able to implement a number of projects.
The completed projects as well as the projects we are currently working on are listed below:
- Sustainability within stuvus: guidelines, communication with subject groups, life cycle assessment of activities (e.g. parties), ...
- Sustainability and reflection in teaching
- Green Erasmus (e.g. raising awareness of sustainable travel among students and inform international students about sustainability in Stuttgart)
- Sustainability in the canteens and cafeterias → AK Green Canteen
- Support for the establishment of the Green Office at the University of Stuttgart
- Sustainability Weeks 2021
- Erstsemesterakademie BaWü zukunftsfähig (German only)
- Guidelines for sustainability within the student body (German only)
- Sustainability Days 2020 (German only)
- Sustainability in SEPUS (Structural and Development Plan of the University of Stuttgart)
- Project report "Photovoltaics and sustainable energy supply at the University of Stuttgart" (German only)
- Sustainability Days 2019 (German only)
- Image film about sustainability at the University of Stuttgart (YouTube, German only)
- Information campaign about "veganism" at the University of Stuttgart on 24.10.2019 (YouTube, German only)
- Talk by Ed Winters ("Earthling Ed") on the topic "Living in times of climate crisis - How to bring about positive change" on 30.11.2019 (Facebook, German only)
The following stuvus working groups belong to the sustainability department:
Furthermore, the following working groups also have a strong reference to sustainability:
- AK Fahrradwerkstatt (bicycle repair shop)
- AK International Green Group (e.g. waste separation in the dormitories)
Sustainability at the University of Stuttgart
We have summarized some information about sustainability at the University of Stuttgart on the page stuvus.de/en/sustainability. Among other things, we address the following points there:
- What is sustainability?
- Why is sustainability important for us - the student council of the University of Stuttgart?
- Sustainability at Universities
- Structures on sustainability at the University of Stuttgart
- Student university groups
- Sustainability activities at the University of Stuttgart
- Sustainability recommendations for everyday life
- Sustainability and reflection in teaching
Mailing list »Nachhaltig am Campus«
There is an e-mail distribution list " Sustainable on Campus" (only in German). Here you can subscribe to the e-mail distribution list to receive information about sustainability topics from the various initiatives and people at the University of Stuttgart.
Knowledge Management (German only)
Naturally, there are often personal changes in the student community. Knowledge management is therefore very important, but not exactly easy. In a public wiki, in which everyone has read and write access, we would like to try to collect as much information as possible to make it easier to get started with the engagement for sustainability at the University of Stuttgart (currently German only):
Former speakers for sustainability within stuvus:
- Paul Joseph: WiSe 2018/19 + WiSe 2019/20 (deputy)
- Alina Volland: SoSe 2019
- David Kopp: WiSe 2019/20 + SoSe 2020 + WiSe 2020/21 + SoSe 2021
- Vivien Langhans: WiSe 2020/21 (deputy) + SoSe 2021 (deputy)
- Jan Stein: WiSe 2020/21 + SoSe 2021 (deputy)
Stress? Problems? Help? Then the Department for Equality, Diversity and Social Affairs is the right place for you! No matter what concerns you have, we try to help you "from student to student". Problems of any kind will always find an open ear and will be treated confidentially.
Our main topics are as follows:
We see it as our goal to reduce gender-specific differences at the University of Stuttgart and we want to prevent sexism and sexualised violence. Projects that fall under this are as follows:
- Basic decision on gender-sensitive language: with this basic decision, all stuvus institutions are now obliged to use gender-sensitive language in public appearances. It is normal that uncertainties arise at the beginning. If you have any questions about wording or similar, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can also help you understand the document, which is only available in German.
- Guidelines for awareness teams: the exact structure is currently being developed. If you are organising a party as a section, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can explain the guidelines to you and implement them together.
- On the implemented Website you can find Information on sexual harassment and violence (SDG)
- Student groups should be aware about their responsibility within this topic. What´s important to know can be found in this Handout on prevention of sexual harassment and violence in student groups.
These include the various diversity dimensions: Gender, Life Style, Age, Health, Social Origin, Nationality & Culture and Professional Orientation. We condemn any discrimination based on one of these dimensions and want to take preventive action against it. Projects that we have realised to date:
- Encounter is a key to breaking down prejudices. That's why we organise regular events that are especially aimed at international students.
- Let's talk about racism@UniStuttgart campaign
- Workshop series "Decolonise us - getting started with anti-discrimination and anti-racism work".
This video gives an impression of what the participants learned:
Study despite disabilities! This is the focus of the group for students with chronic illnesses, disabilities and mental illnesses. The aim is to get to know each other, to exchange ideas and to support each other. We also believe that it is important to represent the interests of students with illnesses and disabilities at university in order to give a voice to those for whom, for example, online study is an opportunity for inclusion. If you want to be a part of this, contact email@example.com .
We are also happy to support you with any other concerns and questions about studying and life on campus. So feel free to come to us with your concerns. In the past, we have helped new students find a place to sleep during their first few days on campus with projects such as "Sofa für Erstis". Another important topic for us is the support of "first-generation students". For example, we are in contact with arbeiterkind.de to support you in your contact with the university.
You can find more information in the Help and Advice section. There we have collected a list of contact persons. All contact persons treat your complaints confidentially and nothing will be done that you do not want or is not in your interest. A complaint is important in any case, even if you wish to remain anonymous. If there is an accumulation of complaints, action can still be taken.
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If you are interested in our work and would like to get involved, just get in touch! We are always happy to welcome new people!
The stuvus' Department for Networking is primarily concerned with the task of strengthening networking and exchange within the student body and between different universities. At the same time, we also represent our student body within the State Students' Council. This includes various projects and working groups within the University of Stuttgart, as well as participation in working groups and meetings of the State Students' Council.
University internal tasks and projects
Within the framework of the university's internal networking of the student body, it is our goal to improve the exchange and cooperation between subject groups, university groups and the central stuvus bodies (executive committee, student parliament, departments, working groups). We pay particular attention to networking between the two locations in Stuttgart-Stadtmitte (city centre) and Stuttgart-Vaihingen.
Current projects in this area include:
- semi-annual how-2-stuvus / how-2-student group presentations in which student groups and other interested parties are introduced to the basic structure of stuvus, the tasks of the student groups, and the stuvus services
- regular networking meetings, where students from different disciplines and stuvus sub-groups are invited to meet in a relaxed atmosphere for an informal exchange (suspended until further notice due to the current situation)
- In cooperation with the department for events: Tour de FGen
- The ILIAS forum area "Leben, Lernen und Vernetzung" ("Living, Learning and Networking"), which is supposed to offer students the possibility of virtual exchange and to establish contacts with the local authorities. The project is currently still under construction. Therefore ideas and helping hands are welcome!
Inter-university tasks and projects
Inter-university networking is another important part of our range of tasks. Projects such as the nationwide demonstrations on university financing can only succeed if student bodies from different universities work together. We represent the student body of the University of Stuttgart in the State Students' Council of Baden-Württemberg and regularly take part in the meetings of the "Landes-Asten-Konferenz" ("State Student Councils' Conference", aka LAK) Baden-Württemberg. Currently, we are particularly active in the working group for the constitution of the State Students' Council. However, stuvus is also active on a smaller level in networking between universities and founded the "Stuttgarter-Asten-Konferenz" ("Student Councils' Conference", aka SAK) together with the student body of the Stuttgart Media University (Hochschule der Medien) and other Stuttgart student bodies.
If we have sparked your interest or you have further questions about our work, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us at the following e-mail address: