Tasks of the student parliament

The StuPa itself has a political mandate. It can and should take a position on university and science policy issues and put these up for discussion in other university bodies.

The StuPa takes care of your semester ticket and its conditions. The committee elected by the StuPa is responsible for negotiations with the VBB (Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg).

It elects the members of the AStA and the student election committee. In addition, it votes on and approves the budget and the contribution regulations, in which the distribution of financial resources is laid down.

The AStA, elected by the StuPa, in turn takes care of negotiations with the university, legal advice for students, as well as approving financial applications for events and first semester trips.

40. Legislaturperiode

Current Occupation

The current student parliament has been in existence since 20.10.2019. Thanks to your votes, we can fill eight seats. The remaining distribution of the 60 seats is as follows (from dark grey to light grey):

  • Für einen Dönerladen auf dem Campus (3)
  • Freitagsrunde & KulT-Ini & UTEX (11)
  • Shila operiert (2)
  • Kritisch nachhaltige TUB (8)
  • RBD – Ring Berliner Demokraten (2)
  • RCDS TU Berlin (2)
  • Langzeitstudis gegen Studiengebühren (1)
  • Juso-Huchschulgruppe TU-Berlin (3)
  • Fachschaftsteam (8)
  • ZZV – Zurück zur Vernunft (1)
  • EB 104 & Plangrün & Zwille (8)
  • Linke Liste (6)
  • Sputnik (2)



Our election promises for the current legislative period

Semester ticket for the entire Berlin-Brandenburg region

Semester ticket for the entire Berlin-Brandenburg region

We want you to have a semester ticket that allows you to travel not only in the Berlin metropolitan region, but also to the Spreewald, Poland or to possible relatives in the surrounding area.

We would like to make it possible for commuters from Brandenburg who are studying in Berlin to get to the university without having to pay for a VBB Zusatzticket (see VBB-Zusatztickets). Or to visit their parents’ home in Brandenburg free of charge.

The example of the University of Potsdam shows that this demand is realistic. Here, the semester ticket for students is €180.06, with a semester fee of €296.96 (see UniPotsdam and AStA-UniPotsdam). The share of the 307.54 € semester contribution at the TU Berlin for the semester ticket (ABC area) is 193.80 € (see TUBerlin).

We definitely do not want to reduce the benefits for students at Brandenburg universities, but rather to increase our benefits.

Mensacard und Studiausweis in einer Karte

Mensacard and student ID in one

We want you to have one card for all your university matters. So far you have already united everything – student card, semester ticket, library card – only the Mensacard is missing. The last AStA, which is elected by the StuPa, decided to keep it separate. The reason given was data protection, which we do not see as being threatened:

For one thing, no sensitive data is stored on your current ID card. Locally stored on the card is a card number, validity and range of validity of the semester ticket as well as the storage of your name in the form: First letter, number of omitted characters, last letter. Martina Musterfrau thus becomes: M5A M8U (see https://www.studentcard.tu-berlin.de/).

In addition, the Mensacard only stores another card number, for which only the existing amount of money is stored on the card. No conclusions can be drawn about the person, the food consumed or other personal data.

After all, all other higher education institutions in Berlin have already agreed on this model and introduced the campus card, where all data is even only stored as a pseudonym (see https://campuscard.berlin/).

More water dispensers at the university

More water dispensers at the university

We call for more freely accessible water dispensers on university campuses. In many schools, universities and offices, public water dispensers have long been firmly integrated into the building infrastructure.

Thanks to them, the health and concentration of students and employees can be promoted. In addition, publicly accessible water dispensers can be used to refill bottles that students bring with them, thus eliminating the need for disposable or reusable plastic bottles on campus.

Ventilation in lecture halls

Ventilation in lecture halls

We demand better ventilation in the lecture halls of the university. Especially in summer, the temperatures in some lecture halls rise extremely during lectures and exams. The resulting bad air makes concentration immensely difficult, which inevitably leads to poorer study and examination performance.

We see a strong need to catch up in order to guarantee year-round studyability and to ensure that every student has the chance to give his or her best in every exam and course.

It should also be possible to implement potentially expensive investments for necessary state-of-the-art ventilation systems on a sustainable campus. Especially at a university whose research focuses include energy systems, sustainable resource management and “human health”. As an expert in sustainable energy systems and health management, the TU should also set a good example on its campus and implement sustainable ventilation systems.