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The rising cost of everything—including living, tuition and equipment—dominates German academia

The energy crisis and related inflation have been at the heart of German research policy discussions in recent months—and they are likely to remain the driving force behind any spending decisions in 2023. This is partly due to the efforts of universities, which are increasingly raising their voices to call out this many-layered threat.

The latest call to action came from the University of Tübingen, one of the nation’s leading research universities, which issued a statement in December calling for state subsidies to ameliorate “the sharp rise in energy costs” which “threatens to become a danger for research and teaching”.

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