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State struggles with pay reforms

Baden-Württemberg’s revision of professorial salaries is working, but the system is unwieldy and needs further fine-tuning, the state’s research ministry has said.

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Since 2017, the state’s government has audited the remuneration rules at all 45 public higher education institutions in Baden-Württemberg, and checked around 100 guidelines on the matter. Bauer said that universities were required to submit an annual report of what they had paid their professors, and whether they had incurred extra expenses for research.

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