The state of bavaria provides its universities with additional funds as part of the bavarian high-tech agenda and enables them to fill positions ahead of schedule. According to a press release, the university of coburg also benefits from this.
"This decision by the state of bavaria comes at exactly the right time for us", coburg’s university president prof. Christiane fritze. And she adds: "this will enable us to achieve our strategic goals faster than planned."
In concrete terms, the university of coburg is benefiting from the fact that planned professorships can now be filled quickly. On the one hand, this concerns the new master’s degree program in autonomous driving at the lucas cranach campus in cronach, germany. On the other hand, the university can strengthen its applied research through further research professorships.
Plan for 2021 to 2030
The university of coburg is currently drafting its university development plan for the years 2021 to 2030. Together with the deans of the faculties, it is determined which areas are to be further strengthened in the coming years and where new competencies are to be built up. The university also has room for maneuver in its development because it now permanently retains positions that were created in recent years for the expansion of additional study places – in contrast to what was originally planned.
"With the high-tech agenda, the state of bavaria is showing that it is strengthening bavaria as a location for science and technology, and that all bavarian regions will benefit from it", rejoices president fritze