Annual report 2011

With the revised and completely redesigned annual report we would like to inform you about the most important events and figures of the 2011 financial year. It provides information about important operational developments and economic framework data and also shows which challenges the Studentenwerk Oberfranken will have to face in the near future.

Overall, the 2011 financial year can be considered a very good and economically successful one. The year was marked above all by the completion of the double year at the universities in Bavaria. The Studentenwerk was just as well prepared for this event as the universities it supervises, so that the increased demand for the services of the Studentenwerk in the canteens, in the hostels and also for childcare could be well met.

The issue of increasing student numbers will continue to accompany the Studentenwerk in the years to come. In order to cope with this situation, it is essential for the Studentenwerk to continue to grow along with the number of students. Accordingly, the planning and completion of a total of four hostels and the construction of two additional crèches are being expedited. In the area of catering facilities, the Studentenwerk will receive two additional catering facilities in addition to the canteen that will be opened in Weiden in 2011.

Through its work, the Studentenwerk continually secures and expands the social infrastructure at the universities it supervises, thus making it an indispensable and important factor for students to successfully complete their studies. The Studentenwerk will do everything in its power to ensure that the motto "Damit Studieren gelingt" (So that studying is successful), under which all German Studentenwerke work, also becomes reality for students in Upper Franconia.