“Remember those 226 million euros in cutbacks in higher education? That’s still far into the future and a next government can scratch those if they wish.”
Should research universities and universities of applied sciences significantly invest in their beta domain, at the expense of alfa, gamma and medical, or should they ignore the recommendation made by Van Rijn?
The basic grant is not making a comeback in the new coalition agreement, but first-year students will receive a discount off tuition fees of a thousand euros.
The next government will have to eliminate a deficit of 244 million euros.
The PvdA ministers are only willing to agree to the new state budget if it includes a raise in teacher salaries.