Careful spending can make humanities faculty “more stable and stronger in the long term”
The dean of humanities at Utrecht University has issued a warning after his department was awarded enough money to hire 44 lecturers.
The university’s board had earlier decided that the humanities department would receive around a quarter of a €50 million funding injection from the Dutch government. In addition, a plan agreed between science minister Robbert Dijkgraaf and universities as part of a nationwide initiative will create an extra €3.2 million a year for humanities research and teaching at Utrecht.
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