26. January 2024 | Magazine:

The TU Braunschweig stands for democracy, rule of law, and freedom.

Against the backdrop of recent societal developments, the Executive Board of TU Braunschweig has issued the following statement.

“At TU Braunschweig, we are observing with great concern the rising tendencies of anti-democratic, right-wing extremist, inhumane, and racist tendencies in parts of our society.

In light of this, the Executive Board explicitly aligns itself with the statement of the German Rectors’ Conference: Democracy, the rule of law, and freedom are central values for our University and indispensable prerequisites for good science.

We firmly believe that the respectful exchange of diverse perspectives is a crucial element of a vibrant democratic discourse, and that science is strengthened through this diversity.

Our University is a place where everyone can study, research, work and experience appreciation, regardless of their background or sexual orientation.

In collaboration with our partners regionally and globally, we actively strive to ensure that our University remains a place where principles of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law are lived and promoted to the benefit of all our performance dimensions without restrictions. Therefore, we decisively and explicitly position ourselves against any form of racism, intolerance, and exclusion. Dehumanisation has no place at TU Braunschweig.”

Executive Board of TU Braunschweig
Prof. Dr. Angela Ittel, President
Dietmar Smyrek, Vice President for Human Resources, Finance, and Infrastructure
Prof. Dr. Manfred Krafczyk, Vice President for Digital Transformation and Sustainability
Prof. Dr. Peter Hecker, Vice President for Research and Early Career Academics
Prof. Dr. Tatjana Schneider, Vice President for Internationalisation and Regional Relations
Prof. Dr. Katja Koch, Vice President for Organizational Development and Teacher Training
Prof. Dr. Knut Baumann, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Prof. Dr. Arno Kwade, Vice President for Technology Transfer and Innovation