Rostock/Greifswald (dpa/mv) - In view of the lack of housing for students, the Schwerin FDP parliamentary group is demanding more money for the student unions. "Our student unions have long suffered from the state's underfunding, although they play a central role in the attractiveness of our universities," said construction policy spokesman David Wulff on Saturday.
"The housing problem in the university towns has been known for a long time and yet the state government has not tackled it for years." The coalition of SPD and Left Party must finally properly finance the student unions and thus significantly increase the number of student dormitories.
In Wismar, Rostock and Greifswald, the demand for living space exceeds the supply of the student unions. Since August 19, all interested parties have had to be turned down, according to the Greifswald student union. So far there have been at least 340. According to the Rostock-Wismar student union, there are more than 1,200 applications for just over 400 rooms in Rostock that would become available at the beginning of the winter semester. In Wismar there are 250 applications and 200 rooms that have become vacant. The "Ostsee-Zeitung" had previously reported.