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2011: 26% of academic staff at higher education institutions paid from third-party funds

04.07.2013
Converted to full-time equivalents, 26% of the academic and artistic staff working at institutions of higher education were paid from third-party funds in 2011.

Such financial means are raised by higher education institutions from public and private sources in addition to their regular budget to fund projects especially in the research and development sector.

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the share of academic and artistic staff paid from such external sources rose by as much as 9 percentage points from 2001.

For further information:
Miriam Wolters,
tel: (+49-611) 75-4113,
www.destatis.de/contact

Miriam Wolters | Statistisches Bundesamt
Further information:
http://www.destatis.de/

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