Berlin - The medical institutions and the health sciences at the universities received around 1.4 billion euros in third-party funding in 2010. 420 million of these come from the (DFG). The universities were able to increase third-party funding from the European Union by 28 percent compared to 2009.
In total, the institutions spent 18.9 billion euros on research, teaching and health care - 17.1 billion euros for current expenditure and 1 , 8 for investment. This increased expenditure by 4.8 percent compared to the previous year in 2009. Income from economic activity, which mainly comes from health care wages, amounted to 12.7 billion euros in 2010. The (MFT) reports these figures on the basis of figures from.
"The income is an impressive sign of the international scientific performance of the university medical facilities," said MFT President Dieter Bitter-Suermann. But they shouldn't hide the fact that university medicine is under pressure due to falling basic funds per student.
" The rising costs of health care, which are caused by increases in personnel and material costs that are not covered in the case flat rate system, exacerbate the situation, ”said Bitter-Suermann.