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Statement from the Chemnitz University of Technology Academic Senate: An Open-Minded, Democratic City

The Chemnitz University of Technology Academic Senate adopts an official stance on the recent elections

At its meeting on 28 May 2019, the Chemnitz University of Technology Academic Senate made the following statement on the recent elections:

Chemnitz University of Technology, as an educational and research institution, offers people from all over the world a home and welcomes them – regardless of where they come from, what religion they practice, their sexual orientation, or their choice of cohabitation.

On the basis of this conviction, we wish for an open-minded climate that is grounded in acceptance – not only on the university campus but throughout the city as a whole. Comments that contradict this notion, such as some that were made in the context of the recent elections, fill us with great concern. This particularly applies to racist, right-wing extremist or even openly radical right-wing ideologies. We resolutely oppose these political stances. We urge all city council members to continue to fight for an open and non-discriminatory environment in our city, and to stand up for the fundamental values of a free, democratic and open society!

The Chemnitz University of Technology Academic Senate

(Translation: Jeffrey Karnitz)

Mario Steinebach

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