Performance agreements are contracts under public law. They are concluded between the individual universities and the Federal Government (Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy) within the framework of the law, for periods of three years. They form the basis for the work programme of the University and determine the available budget.
Performance Agreement for the Years 2016 to 2018
The performance agreement for the years 2016 to 2018 was signed at the end of December 2015 between the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and the Rectorate of the University of Vienna. The results achieved in consideration of the existing, budgetary framework conditions were indeed positive and ensure the preservation of the status quo while also allowing a little room for new projects. For the years 2016 to 2018 the University of Vienna receives a global budget of EUR 1,207 million (including budget shares based on performance and on indicators).
The University of Vienna is committed to fulfilling the task it was given by the state, i.e. offering a broad range of educational programmes for a high number of students and maintaining its competitiveness in international research. Given that financial resources are rather limited by international comparison, this task poses a constant challenge in every respect, thus requiring efficiency and effectiveness in all areas.
The resources within the University are allocated during the target agreements.