A clear commitment to culture

The rentamt speech, which has already been given by such illustrious guests as bamberg’s archbishop ludwig schick or the economic expert professor peter bofinger, was given this year by the cabinet member of the bavarian government, dr. Wolfgang heubisch, state minister for science, research and the arts.
The minister was buried by two hosts, firstly by industrial baldwin knauf, who made the premises available, and secondly by knauf’s legal counsel jorg schanow, who in his capacity as iphofen’s 3. Mayor and chairman of the CSU iphofen performed. Franz brosch, former member of the state parliament for the CSU and now managing director of the vbw (association of bavarian business) in coburg, had made the contact.
Even the iphofen wine princess laura seufert had, despite the pressure of deadlines, not to miss a visit and was charmingly called "royal highness" by heubisch titled. Like all of lower franconia, you and the franconian wine received a lot of praise from the minister, who added the promise to come to the asparagus season soon. After all, he is not only a wine drinker, but also minister of wine in his capacity for science.
Born in munich in 1946, he studied business administration and then dentistry after completing an apprenticeship as a banker. In addition to his work as a dentist, he was also involved in professional politics with the FDP and was elected to the bavarian state parliament for the first time in the 2008 state elections.
Before his appearance in the historic rentamt, heubisch had signed the city’s golden book and visited the knauf company and the knauf museum. The topic of his speech was "art in bavaria" heubisch had expanded the field of science to include the field of science.
"The decisive question for me today is: can we maintain our prosperity in the face of rapid population growth??", he began and then jumped right into his topic. That bavaria is a cultural state is even written into the constitution of the free state of germany. The mission is taken very seriously, the minister stressed: "the bavarian government invests more than half a billion euros a year in this area." this is a clear commitment to culture "which is anything but a superfluous luxury, but is one of the most important soft location factors".
His statement that the bavarian museum landscape comprises more than 1,350 institutions aroused astonishment in the audience. Many an unbelievable laugh could be seen when heubisch emphasized that despite the gross museums in munich, not everything goes there. There were eventually about 40 branch museums in all government districts.
Of course, the durerstreit was also mentioned, whereby heubisch affirmed that he had stood up for nurnberg, but then had to bow to the veto of the restorers. He did not contradict the suggestion of an audience member to bring the painting to nurnberg and leave it there.
He also began the second part of his speech with a credo, namely that of the freedom of science. "On the other side", he added, "i demand responsibility as a matter of course." one of his concerns is to admit people without a high school diploma who have completed vocational training to university. A second, to bring scientific centers to all parts of the state in order to avoid emigration and maintain strong regions. He advocated the influx of bavarian and foreign students, some of whom he hoped would stay.
"One-third of the budget goes to education and yet bavarian universities need tuition fees", stressed heubisch. An opinion that was not shared by all listeners.
In the lively discussion that followed, the main topic was the all-important MINT courses, i.E. Mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology, and the efforts to bring more women into these disciplines. It was about the many dropouts and possibilities of demand, about the tuition fees and the neglect of the subjects art, music and sports in school. Also lamented was the loss of prestigious german degrees such as "diplomingenieur". When the situation of the FDP was mentioned at the end, the minister of state sighed and referred with a bit of resigned gallows humor to the percentage lows that his party had already overcome. "Bavaria in any case", so he concluded "the coalition with the FDP does good."