Universities with financial autonomy are less vulnerable to cuts
On average, 70% of the research-active universities' income comes from the Government© Mary Gober (marygober) / stock.xnchg
European universities with the greatest financial autonomy (i.e. the capacity to allocate funds internally) have the most diversified sources of income. This makes them less dependent on a single income stream and therefore less vulnerable to cuts in government funding.
This is one of the main findings of the report "European University Funding and Financial Autonomy", which was published today by the JRC's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies.