Rectors balk over funding

In response to the government's plans to introduce a minimum university entrance grade, the Rectors' Synod on Friday said it will get on board as long as the expected drop in admissions does not affect funding. 

Funding is determined by the number of students admitted and the minimum grade threshold is expected to lead to a reduction, especially at regional institutions like the universities of Western Macedonia, the Ionian, Democritus of Thrace, the Aegean and the Mediterranean (based in Crete).

The council reaffirmed its position on the issue for the need for a minimum grade requirement but insisted funding, especially for regional universities, remains intact.

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