Rising energy prices and high inflation are currently the dominant topics in the public debate. The German cabinet in Berlin has cleared the way for a comprehensive energy-saving ordinance. From September, public buildings will generally only be heated to a maximum of 19 degrees Celsius, and private individuals will also be subject to restrictions. But how is Hof University dealing with this development?
The university president expresses himself on this in a first reaction as follows:
“As Hof University of Applied Sciences, we are of course observing the development in the energy sector with concern, just like other consumers. However, one thing is certain: we will not switch back to online mode to save money due to the increased electricity and gas prices. The clear positioning of the university management is: our research and teaching will continue to take place in presence in the winter semester.”Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann
And further: “This applies at least insofar as the pandemic does not make other arrangements necessary, which I do not assume. In addition, we have formed an internal working group that is working on detailed savings proposals as well as measures to ensure our teaching operations.”
“Campuls-digital” will provide information about the planned measures shortly