Hochschulwettbewerb 2013


How it Works


On national level - Winter 2015/16 to Spring 2016

Up to 100 students participate in each local student parliament (SP). Over three days these students discuss the topic 'the future of the Human Being' and related questions and issues. For each subtopic a working group will be formed and monitored by a moderator. Experts support the students during expert hearings by giving input and information on the scientific background. Finally, in the parliamentary debate the committees present their suggestions and vote on resolutions. They hand over their resolutions to local policy makers.

Here's an short overview of the three day schedule:

  • Day 1 involves greetings by the organisers and hosts and teambuilding & brainstorming activities for the students to warm up for the parliament and get to know each other.
  • Day 2 involves mainly working group sessions as well as expert hearings of about 2 hours. The students also prepare the parliamentary debates on day 3.
  • Day 3 contains of all parliamentary debates including a voting after the resolutions have been presented. The results of the students' work are handed over to a policymaker of the hosting city or country.


At ESOF - July 2016

The final student parliament takes place 25-27th July in Manchester in conjunction with the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF). Here, delegates of each national student parliament come together to discuss the interface of science and society at a European level. During three days the delegates discuss the subtopics, meet scientists from across Europe, and debate their resolutions at a simulated parliament session.