The advice from the Van Rijn committee concerning the funding of higher education has heavy consequences for the UG as a broad-based classical university. The proposed redistribution of funds in favour of technical sciences is at the expense of degree programmes in the humanities, social sciences and medicine. The appendix of the report shows that UG funding would be structurally reduced by around € 9 million net per year.
According to Rector Magnificus Elmer Sterken, the committee’s advice in the short term is not a solution to the problems that the entire education sector has experienced for years, such as high work pressure and the lagging funding per student. "If the committee’s advice would be followed word for word at the UG, this would lead to a dramatic internal redistribution of funding between faculties from 2020 onwards. If the committee’s advice is followed, the UG calls on the Minister of Education to make extra funds available to compensate for the damage that the proposed measures would cause."
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On Friday 14 June, the University of Groningen will be awarding honorary doctorates to Prof. Titia de Lange and Dr Philipp Blom. This academic ceremony is part of the 81st lustrum that takes place from 5 to 15 June 2019. During the ceremony, Prof. Elmer...
More than 200 researchers and their teams can begin to work on social and scientific issues in close collaboration with public and private parties. This close collaboration will take place in 17 research projects.