What is BauFaK?
The BauFaK is a conference of different Civil Engineering Students Councils of Germany and Austria. Once a semester they meet to discuss national matters concerning the study programs of Civil Engineering or university policy. Topics of concern are discussed in small working-groups. Afterwards, the topics are presented in a plenum where each working-group is present. Here again opinions are exchanged. In the end the plenum tries to develop a common position that represents the opinion of the BauFaK. This way the community of Students Councils can achieve more than just one – especially in terms of national university policy.
Another part of the BauFaK is field trips. Here the participants have the chance to witness regional-construction projects and share some experiences.
The Conference lasts 5 days and its organization is a huge challenge for the hosting Students Council.