News - December 15, 2005


The chair groups at the university will have 2.3 million euros extra to spend on education and research next year. The money allotted to education will go up by five percent and the chair groups will get eight percent more than the current budget for each PhD thesis. The extra budget has become available as a result of the overheads cuts. The Executive Board hopes that the cuts will lead to total savings of ten million euros. According to spokesman Simon Vink, the Executive Board will review whether more money will become available during the course of 2006. It will depend on how the reorganisation progresses. ‘The Executive Board wants to pass on any windfalls as quickly as possible to education and research.’ / KV