Studentenwerk Dresden performance figures

As a public law institution (German: Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts), Studentenwerk Dresden has to strike a balance every year. The following performance figures show how the year 2021 looked from a statistical perspective for Studentenwerk Dresden as a company.

The total number of students served by the Studentenwerk Dresden was 42,200, a similar level to the previous year (2020: 42,300). By contrast, the number of staff employed by the Studentenwerk fell to 559 (2020: 594).

Student Dining Services

In the Student Dining Services Division, there was a renewed decline in sales due to the lack of student attendance at universities as a result of the pandemic situation. Total sales in 2021 were € 4 million (2020: € 6.08 million). Revenues in the dining halls totaled €3.17 million (2020: €4.74 million) and in the cafeterias, revenues in 2021 were €0.83 million (2020: €1.34 million).

Student Financing

A total of 8,955 BAföG applications were processed in the Student Financing division in 2021 (2020: 9,266). The number of applications has thus continued to decline. However, the total amount of funding disbursed rose again to €49.3 million (2020: €46.3 million), and the funding ratio of students served also increased to 16.5% (2020: 15.9%).

Student Housing

A total of 6,633 dormitory places were available in the Studentenwerk's 40 dormitories in Dresden, Tharandt, Zittau and Görlitz. In 2021 as a whole, rental income of around €17.9 million was generated (2020: €17.5 million).

Counseling and Social Affairs

In the area of social counseling, including telephone and e-mail counseling, there were approximately 1,799 counseling sessions, about a quarter fewer inquiries than in the previous year (2020: 2,441).

The number of student legal consultations was also lower than the year before at 735 (2020: 985).

In the Psychosocial Counseling Center, on the other hand, the number of contacts increased significantly to a total of 5,945 (2020: 4,851).

The number of childcare spaces available at Student Services daycare centers was unchanged at 240 in 2021.

Student Culture

A total of €88,164 in funding was used in the culture department, of which project funding for five projects totaled €3,011.

As the Dresden Student Days had to be cancelled, as in the previous year, the Dresden student clubs were once again awarded special Corona funding.

Studentenwerk Dresden: Performance figures 2019 2020 2021
Responsible for students (1. Winterterm) 43,000 42,300 42m200
Income from Studentenwerk fees (in million €) 6.8 7.0 7.0
Employees as of 31.12. 601 594 559
Personnel costs (in million €) 23.1 23.0 21.8

Student Dining Services

Full canteens (with kitchen) 12 12 12
Distribution canteens (no kitchen) 7 7 7
Independent cafeterias 4 4 4
Turnover from canteens (in million €) 10.67 4.74 3.17
Turnover from cafeterias (in million €) 4.47 1.34 0.83

Student Financing

Number of BAföG applications processed 9,423 9,266 8,955
Payments 6,818 6,704 6,930
Grants disbursed (in million €) 41.5 46.3 49.5
Funding rate of supervised students (%) 15.8 15.9 16.5

Student Housing

Student residence halls 40 40 40
In Dresden and Tharandt / Zittau / Görlitz 32 / 7 / 1 32 / 7 / 1 32 / 7 / 1
Spots in student residence halls 6,703 6,648 6,633
Rental income from students (in million € 17.0 17.5 17.9

Culture

Supported student clubs 3 4 5
Supported artistic groups 4 5 6
Total funds spend on promotion of culture (in €) 81.133 106.986 88.164

Social Affairs

Loans to students (in €) 20,660 23,910 4,800
Awarded expectant mother aid programs / amount granted (in €) 68 / 13,400 48 / 9,500 43 / 8,500
Psychosocial Counseling Center (number of contacts) 4,493 4,851 5,945
Daycare spots (own / external) 240 / 10 240 / 10 240 / 10
Legal counseling sessions 979 985 735
Social counseling sessions 1,833 2,441 1,799