We, the initiators of the petition of Bremen State universities against the planned science budget cuts, would like to thank you for your support and thus expressed solidarity.
To date, more than 8,700 individuals have signed the petition of the Bremen State universities – that is an impressive number, which made us very happy.
The initially planned Bremen science budget cuts were not realized. Instead, there will be some moderate increases to the science budget. These are the good news. However, the current budget falls short of the targets set out in the Science Plan 2025. We understand that the pandemic-related losses of revenue and additional expenditures have created a unique situation that is reflected in the budget planning. Nevertheless, we think that we must remain vigilant with regard to the funding of the universities and with a view to Bremen as a scientific location. Therefore, we ask you to continue to participate in actions and debates that help to strengthen science and its funding.