On basic and project funding for the universities

Resolution of the 17th General Meeting of the HRK, 7 November 2014

The General Meeting of the HRK welcomes the decisions made at the Joint Science Conference on 30 October 2014 and calls upon

1. The Chancellor and the Prime Ministers of the federal states to agree to the proposals of the Joint Science Conference on continuing the pacts for science;

2. The federal government and the federal states to increase the flat rate at which the overhead of third-party projects is covered gradually to 40%;

3. The federal states to use most of the relief funding under German Federal Law on Support in Education (BAföG) to improve basic financing at the universities;

4. The Bundestag and the Bundesrat to pass the amendment to Article 91 b of the Basic Law on relaxing the ban on cooperation.