With the budget bill cancels some savings, but it is difficult with the new money, believe students and universities.
the Government and its supporting parties hailed the bill, which, according to a press release from the Ministry of Education and research gave a "significant boost" and invested in education.
But a review of the economic priorities of the agreement shows that several points are not added more money. It writes Jyllands-Posten.
- This budget account is not a picture of a government that invests in education. They stop in savings, and abolish uddannelsesloftet, but overall investment in education is not, says president of the Danish Student Council Johan Hedegaard Jørgensen.
One of the criticisms made about a so-called kvalitetstilskud to pedagogy education at 127,5 million dollars.
But the money was already allocated in august.
The same applies for a grant to the humanities and social sciences education, as the Social democrats before the election promised to continue. In the party's proposal for a budget was the action dropped, but was negotiated into the final agreement.
Alone in relation to the level in 2015 in appropriations to higher education have been cut by about 1.3 billion dollars in 2019 as a result of the former government's so-called omprioriteringsbidrag. The savings continue now not.
the Director of the Danish Universities, Jesper Langergaard, find it difficult to see the big investment.
- It requires from the government's side agrees that it will focus on education and knowledge. Now you have taken the first step, and the next will be to find more money, so you can truly begin to invest again, he says to Jyllands-Posten.
Peter Munk Christiansen, professor of Political science at Aarhus University, criticizes the Ministry of Education and research to oversell the agreement:
- If one believes that a zero is an investment, if you have a special interpretation of the word investment.
Education and forskningsminister Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen (S) believe that the budget bill "to the degree that" shows "that the government will education".
- We stop the savings, and it is a very clear signal that we see different on it than the previous government, she says to Jyllands-Posten.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 07 December 2019, 22:00