Economics of university sector

The main sources of financing for the universities are state funds and income from research councils.

Based on two sources

As a main principle, the financing basis of the universities is based on two sources:

  1. State funding earmarked for the universities in the annual Danish Appropriations Act (Finansloven) under Section 19(2) – the so-called basic funding
  2. Other income from research councils, the EU, private investors, etc.

University basic funding

University basic funding is allocated to the main objectives – education, research and other purposes. The table below shows the development in university basic funding since 2011.

20112012201320142015
Education 6,325 6,435 6,564 6,703 6,753
Education taximeter 5,540 5,777 6,057 6,209 6,272
Completion bonus 657 656 645 632 619
Education other* 128 129 120 120 120
Administrative efficiency -127 -258 -258 -258
Research 8,285 8,163 8,362 8,359 8,359
Other purposes, etc. 990 775 773 843 844
Total basis funding  15,600 15,373 15,699 15,905 15,956
Restructering fund - - 4 7

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Source: Danish Appropriations Act for 2013 (FL13)

*Concerns funds granted to the universities on the basis of the number of international exchange students as well as scholarships and grants.

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last modified Mar 13, 2015