Hamburg’s Senate and the Studierendenwerk have launched a package of measures to create 2,000 new places in student residences by late 2030. Measures in existing buildings and through new buildings should grow the number of student halls by more than a third to 6,400 from 4,300 at present. Around 600 of the 2,000 new places have been earmarked for apprentices.
Affordable living in big cities
“The fact that we are working with the Studierendenwerk to create more living spaces is an important step towards more educational justice and equal opportunities in Hamburg,” said Katharina Fegebank, Senator for Science, Research and Equality. “Access to education should not depend on one’s wallet even in a big city.” Four sites in the city are to be sold to the Studierendenwerk. At present, the plots of land have been assigned to the Studierendenwerk on a leasehold basis.