Until 2017, universities received CGS support for as many places as they wanted to offer (the “demand management system”). In December 2017, the Minister capped overall funding at the 2017 level. From 2020, the cap will increase by a small amount per year, subject to a new performance-based financing system that has not yet been announced. “We have done difficult business for the benefit of our students, teachers and researchers,” said Hohenheim University Rector Professor Stephan Dabbert, newly elected President of the National Conference of Rectors. He welcomed the signing of the agreement, which places higher education funding on a stable basis over the next few years. “This means that we will retain our work capacity and, to a large extent, our planning capacity, and that we will now be able to focus on the return in the coming months, in the same way as before the restrictions imposed by the Corona crisis, in part through new approaches to study and teaching. It is a sign of confidence that the state is showing how dependent we can be on the signing of the agreement, despite the financial burdens of the coronary heart attack. 5.3 The agreement should benefit the university and/or its staff throughout the Community and provide resources, research infrastructure or facilities that are not otherwise available from higher education funds; Academic benefits for staff or educational opportunities for students; Secondary services in accordance with the strategic research plan; or a portion of the revenue from the commercial exploitation of the results. A research grant is a fixed-price agreement that is used when a sponsor wishes to support basic research at the university. The use of research aid is not appropriate if the results of the project could be of economic value to a sponsor. In such cases, the university-sponsored research agreement should be used. The director of the University of Stuttgart, Professor Wolfram Ressel, spoke after months of negotiations. “The higher education funding agreement for 2021-2025 gives the universities of Baden-Wuerttemberg – including the University of Stuttgart – the great advantage of planning security.
Today`s agreement is reasonable and important, as the state`s tax revenues will decline in the wake of the La Corone crisis. This means that over the next five years we will be able to largely avoid financial uncertainties or serious inconveniences. However, we will not be able to sustain the increases in our budget that have been necessary in recent years. On the contrary, we must be prepared to save money. The impact of additional resources at national level, which should be welcomed, is clearly countered by policy developments at the federal and EU level. The President of the Conference of Rectors of the Land cited as examples of topics that could weigh millions of euros on higher education budgets, the proposed VAT reform, electronic invoices and increasingly complex legislation on public procurement. Universities welcome the state`s efforts to allocate a total of an additional EUR 1.8 billion to the higher education system over the life of the contract. The increase in basic funding of 3% per year, i.e. EUR 380 million for higher education institutions to cover the increase in staff salaries between 2021 and 2025 and EUR 300 million to cover inflationary adjustments and additional cost increases, will be devoted to maintaining the high standards currently being achieved.
The Higher Education Assistance Program (HELP), formerly known as HECS, is available to students in a CSP. Students who use a HELP loan are not required to pay university fees in advance, but to pay dues as soon as they have income from staff. The Australian higher education system is funded in large part by scholarships and public scholarships and