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Berlin Charité to receive gradually higher subsidies

Berliner Charité

The medical faculty of the Berlin Charité will gradually receive more money in the coming years.

On Tuesday, the Berlin Senate approved the new so-called Charité contract, which has a five-year term from 2024 to 2028. It stipulates that the subsidies for university medicine will increase by five percent annually - from the current 256 million euros to 326 million euros in 2028. A similar agreement was recently reached for the universities in Berlin. The House of Representatives still has to approve the agreement.

Important contribution to securing skilled workers

The new contract will strengthen the financial framework conditions of Berlin's university medicine for the further development of research and teaching, explained Science Senator Ina Czyborra (SPD). According to her, the Charité also makes an important contribution to securing skilled labour. One goal of the agreement is therefore the expansion of academic study programmes in health professions. The agreement also contains agreements on climate protection and the economical use of resources.

More women in management positions

Regulations for academic and non-academic staff are to bring improvements: The number of fixed-term employment contracts is to be limited and continued employment is to be secured to a greater extent than before. The Charité is also to increase the proportion of women in management positions and implement measures to overcome inequality and unequal treatment. The Charité is the joint medical faculty of Freie Universität and Humboldt-Universität. It is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with more than 100 clinics and institutes, a good 21,500 employees across the group and around 9,500 students.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 31 October 2023
Last updated: 31 October 2023

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