Definition of Third Party Funding for Performance-oriented Appropriation of State Funds
Promoting research and teaching via fundraising is important for the definition. The following funds are not considered third party funding according to the current state of debate on performance-oriented appropriation of funds at Hessian colleges:
- Funds for continuing education and training
- Taxable projects, as long as they deal with the use of reliable findings or activities without research orientation (services)
- Fees based on a tariff
- Money from special collegiate programs and comparable lines of funding
- Allocations from the Hessian Ministry for Science and Arts (HMWK)
The so-called department research, with the exception of money allocated by the HMWK, falls under the definition of third party funding. From this, projects that finance services are excluded. Monetary donations are generally considered to be third party funding if they promote teaching and research.
Generally only third party funding projects are included that are recorded by the budget and accounting of a college. Prizes, Humboldt scholarships, etc. are therefore not included with the third party funding but rather as a criterion for profit in the context of a profitability budget.
Next comes the clarification whether the money of financial
institutions in which the universities hold shareholder positions can be
considered third party funds. Funds used by so-called affiliated
institutes are not counted towards a university. Money from collegiate
associations that is not used for the university's budget should also
not be counted.