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Institutions of higher education spent nearly Euro 44 billion in 2011

22.05.2013
In 2011, German public and private institutions of higher education spent Euro 43.8 billion on teaching, research and health treatment.

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), that was 6.1% more than in 2010 (Euro 41.2 billion).

The rise in expenditure is due to a large number of factors, for instance the greater number of study places under the higher education pact, the foundation of new institutions of higher education, additional funds from the economic stimulus package, more externally funded research, and restructuring measures in university medicine.

For further information please call:
Marco Threin
tel: (+49-611) 75–4311,
www.destatis.de/contact

Marco Threin | Statistisches Bundesamt
Further information:
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