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Protests against move to monetise Bavarian research

Reforms proposed by state government would shift university funding towards economic gain and entrepreneurship

A planned reform of Bavaria’s university law has provoked strong criticism from academics and research organisations, culminating in protests in several Bavarian cities.

The law, if implemented, would result in a far-reaching overhaul of Bavaria’s university and research funding system, including a shift towards more entrepreneurship at universities. Academic lobby groups warned that this would drive universities towards “economic operation” and force them to spend extra resources on fundraising.

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