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Universities’ Participation in FP7:

Towards Full Costs Support

Opening remarks

Prof. Petr Sáha Prague, 5 May 2006


Public, State and Private Institutions

of Higher Education

25 public universities and HEIs

2 state universities

- University of Defence

- Police Academy of the Czech Republic

39 private non-university

higher education providers

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


University Cities of the Czech Republic

Cheb

Plzeň

- 1 university

- 16,364 students

281 thousand students

30 thousand employees

15 thousand academics

15 thousand others

Ústí nad Labem

- 1 university

- 8,259 students

Praha

- 8 universities

- 102,329 students

České Budějovice

- 1 university

- 9,274 students

Liberec

- 1 university

- 7,463 students

Hradec Králové

- 1 university

- 6,917 students

Pardubice

- 1 university

- 7,767 students

Jihlava

- 1 non university HEI

- 616 students

Brno

- 5 universities

- 63,502 students

13 university cities

25 public universities and HEIs

132 faculties

Opava

- 1 university

- 4,838 students

Olomouc

- 1 university

- 17,242 students


Ostrava

- 2 universities

- 27,971 students

Zlín

- 1 university

- 8,544 students

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


Academic Staff at Public

Higher Education Institutions

15,274 total academic staff

1,415 professors (9.3 %)

3,220 associate professors (21.0 %)

7,819 assistant professors (51.2 %)

1,091 assistants (7.2 %)

301 lectors (2.0 %)

1,428 researchers (9.3 %)

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


Forms of Study

Public & State Universities

Form of Study Bachelor

Degree

Master

Degree

Ph.D.

Degree

TOTAL

Full-time 102,003 97,844 9,419 209,266

Combined 30,389 12,639 11,538 54,566

Distance 62 329 466 857

TOTAL 132,454 110,812 21,423 264,689

Private Non-university Institutions of HE

Form of Study Bachelor

Degree

Master

Degree

Ph.D.

Degree

TOTAL

Full-time 8,085 835 0 8,920

Combined 9,851 1,935 0 11,786

Distance 104 0 0 104

TOTAL 18,040 2,770 0 20,810

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


Foreign Students in the Czech Republic

Type of Institution Bachelor

Degree

Master

Degree

Ph.D.

Degree

TOTAL

Public and State Universities 8,884 8,735 1,855 19,474

Private Non-university Institutions of HE 1,883 319 21 2,223

TOTAL 10,767 9,054 1,876 21,697

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


Allocation Structure

1) Study programme – A

Rating of study programmes

Group of study programmes Group

number

Standard

allocation

(CZK)

Coefficient

of financial

demand

Allocation per

student

Humanities, economics 1 33,986 1.00 33,986

Philology, pedagogy 2 1.20 40,783

Technology 3 1.65 56,077

Agriculture 4 2.25 76,469

Chemistry, medicine 5 2.80 95,161

Veterinary medicine, art at other than

artistic universities…

6 3.50 118,951

Art at artistic universities 7 5.90 200,517

Data for the academic year 2005/2006.

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


Allocation for Public and State Universities

Item 2004

(thousand EUR)

Running Expenses 487,378

Investment Expenses

13,807

2005

(thousand EUR)

546,918

17,146

Difference

(thousand EUR)

59,540

3,339

Program Expenses 105,123 115,118 9,995

Total Expenses 606,310 679,183 72,873

Running Expenses / 1 student 1.965 2.045 0.080

Total Expenses / 1 student 2.444 2.540 0.096

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


Basic Rules

A public university acts as one legal entity that may

consist of:

- Faculties

- University departments

- Other establishments focusing on educational and

scientific activity, research, development, art or other

creative activities or on providing information services

- Purpose-built establishments intended for cultural and

sports activities, accommodation and catering in

particular for members of the academic community,

or providing the operation of the university

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


Basic Rules

Public universities manage their own property and on

the disposal of the property only the Rector or persons

determined in the Statute of a public university are

entitled to decide.

The state does not guarantee the obligations of a public

university (except for state universities).

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


Basic Rules

As a resource of a university budget the following items can serve:

- Allowance

- Subsidy

- Income from state budget, state funds, municipal

and regional budgets, income from abroad

- Fees connected with studies

- Property yield

- Yield produced by supplementary activities

- Income from donations and inheritance

Starting from the financial year 2006 it is possible to create funds,

i.e. a subsidy not exhausted does not have to be sent back to state

budget.

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


Changes in Funding



Formerly only subsidies

New:

- Allowance intended for the organization of accredited study

programmes, not necessarily to be exhausted in the given year

- Allowance does not have to be defined as an operation

resource, can be changed to a capital resource upon

application submitted by the public university

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


Mechanism of Financing Universities

in the Czech Republic

University financing is ruled by Czech Law (No. 111/1998).

• Public higher education institutions have the right to get

governmental allocation for:

- Study programmes accredited to the university

- Lifelong education and creative activities

• Public and state universities can claim on subsidies for students’

-meals

- lodging scholarship

• Private institutions may obtain allocation in case they work as

non-profitable organisations

Universities cannot charge tuition fees with the exception of

study programmes taught in a foreign language and extra study time.

Universities are allowed to charge administrative fees

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


Additional Figures

1) Allocation for number of graduates (~ 230 EUR x coefficient / graduate)

2) Doctorate scholarship

- all full-time Ph.D. students can obtain a 3-year scholarship

(~ 2,766 EUR/year)

3) Subventions based on international agreements, including

programmes like Aktion, CEEPU and SOCRATES

4) Project support of long-term motivation programmes and support

of projects beyond one university

5) Project support of educational programmes with developing character

6) Extra allocations – performing of new missions

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006


Structure Support for

Research and Development

Based on Law No. 130/2002 (Development and research

support from public resources) and Law No. 215/2004

1) Institutional support

- according to the previous results – reward

a) Long-term research projects

b) Research connected with students

c) International cooperation

2) Targeted support

a) Public competitions announced by Ministry

or other institutions, such as Czech Science Foundation

b) Public order

Universities’ Participation in FP7: Towards Full Costs Support Prague, 5 May 2006

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