Financially, 2006 was an excellent year for Wageningen UR. While the research institutes showed a positive balance of twelve million euros, the university ended the year with five million in its coffers, and VHL with four million.
Part of the university’s windfall is also probably a one-off, and the Executive Board plans to spend part of it: one million will be set aside for buying equipment, and half a million each for teaching innovations and ‘talent development’. Towards the summer the Executive Board will assess whether the university windfalls are structural. If they are, more money will be made available for education and research.