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University: what are the institutions planning against the energy crisis?

What do individual universities plan to do as we face the energy crisis that is increasingly worrying the French? We tell you everything!

In order to reduce the energy bill, more and more universities are taking radical decisions. The energy crisis has never been so worrying! MCE TV will tell you everything from A to Z.

The energy crisis disrupts the daily life of students

This winter scares all French people because of the skyrocketing energy prices. The amounts have never been so high, although they have already increased in 2021.

We have to believe that the crisis in Ukraine and the climate conditions only added fuel to the fire. So that’s why campuses start making big decisions.

This is the case of the University of Strasbourg, which therefore decidede to close its doors earlier than expected. Michel Deneken, president of the Strasbourg school, was the first to announce it on Monday, September 19.

According to him, it is necessary to close the premises and turn off the heating to avoid a large bill : “The first week of January will be the final week. So with 4 days off for students (vacation from Friday 16th December evening to Monday 9th January morning). No lessons will be provided. »

“Then the beginning of the school year will be on Monday, January 9. During the February school holidays there will be a 2nd week of closure depending on buildings and activities. »

Moreover! He also says he wants to cancel classes during these closings: “Few people will be on campus. And there will be few courses, even remotely. And teachers, except for rare cases, will perform their activities from home. »

However, be aware that the University of Strasbourg is not the only one making such decisions…

University: radical decisions

The decision was also adopted by other universities in France reduce their electricity consumption reduce the bill. For example, there are no longer courses in Lille, they are only distance learning. The goal is to reduce heating costs.

Even in Rouen the student internship period could be extended. A strategy that would allow young people to stay longer off campus.

But Snesup-FSU’s education department is receiving more and more criticism: We cannot accept that students are banned from campus… While their living conditions in the middle of winter are not good and are often dramatic.”

This was said by Pascal Maillard, manager of Snesup-FSU in Strasbourg. He said he was in favor of reducing energy costs for universities. According to him, it is necessary to “reduce the heating in large spaces and corridors”.

And that’s not all! Snesup-FSU also upsets lower quality learning. Because if young people are not present, it is difficult to monitor and supervise them.

Young people are also afraid of it. This is why there are associations that criticize the return of video. She had bad reputation during the health crisis.

So the question arises, what to do to reduce the additional costs of energy in the amount of 2 and 7 million euros this year?

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