Studierendenrat (StuRa) - Information in English
What is the StuRa?
The „Studierendenrat“ is a student council representing all students of the University of Heidelberg. It works on a federal, equal and directly democratic basis. Both representatives of the individual programs (as for example of American Studies, Geography, Biology) and representatives of university groups form a council that decides over matters concerning all students such as the application of funds or the positioning of the student body in regard of structural changes planned by the university. As a result, not only the vice chancellor will be able to make decisions about future plans, but the students will also have a say in what is happening. This is why it is important for you to go to the elections and to vote for your representatives at the StuRa.
How can I get involved?
The decision making process begins in your own Fachschaft (i.e. student council within your discipline) or within the various university groups. Join their meetings, discuss about university matters and have your representatives articulate the decisions at the council’s (StuRa) meetings. If you want to get active yourself, you can candidate as a representative of your program. Even if you are not elected as a representative, you can come and join the StuRa meetings because every student has a right to speak and to make proposals.