Discussion Paper of the Institute for Organisational Economics 12/2015

Drittmittelorientierung als Risiko für Hochschulen
Alexander Dilger
December 2015



Third-party Funds Orientation as Risk for Universities

Walter Dörhage and Raimund Mildner recommend to universities and other academic institutions to orient themselves strategically towards the attraction of third-party funds and commercial gains. However, this is risky for universities as well as higher education policy. A better recommendation is the objective of best possible science, while third-party funds are only a means to this end.