An economic study ordered by the LERU (League of European Research Universities) in 2015 shows that intensive research universities make a significant contribution to the European economy. The results of this economic impact study to the 16 member universities of CURIF, as indicated in this report, demonstrates that at least €32 million and 330,000 jobs were generated by the activity of these universities in France.
In its position paper (read here) :
CURIF asks that graduate level teaching and research institutions receive funding based on an allocation system that takes in account the following “research” criteria:
- Number of active research professors;
- Number of researchers or research professors hosted from other institutions;
- Number of BIATSS assigned to research and associated ITA;
- Number of associated IUF and ERC;
- Number of thesis projects supported each year;
- Number of HDR supported each year;
- Amount of space dedicated to research activities;
- Amount of research funding: Europe, ANR, others;
- Number of certificates and undergraduate degrees awarded per year.
CURIF strongly recommends that a “competitive university research” budget for competitive high-level research be designated under program 172 for intensive research universities as research operators. Obviously, this budget should not be generated by making cuts to chapter 150