Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Press Release 061/2014

Solidarpakt III: Further Budget Cuts Mean Closing

Status of Negotiations with the State Causes Concern – Action Day of the Nine State Universities on May 21 – KIT Invites Media and Public
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State-wide action day of the universities in Baden-Württemberg. (Photo: LRK)

For more than one year now, the universities in Baden-Württemberg have been negotiating with the State Ministry of Finance and the State Ministry of Science on a new Solidarpakt (solidarity agreement) for university funding from January 2015 to 2020. However, the state has not yet announced any concrete framework conditions. On the federal level, clear concepts for future funding of the universities are lacking. If basic funding of universities will not be improved significantly by a new Solidarpakt III, the difficult financial situation of the universities in Baden-Württemberg will even get worse. At the KIT, individual study programs and service offers would be threatened with closure.

 

 

Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

lg, 15.05.2014
Monika Landgraf
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