Higher education suffers €100m shortfall – Academic

The field of higher education in Estonia needs an additional €100 million (US$113 million) in funding, says Margit Sutrop, head of the Riigikogu higher education support group and professor of practical philosophy at the University of Tartu, reports ERR.

Speaking on Vikerraadio, Sutrop (Reform Party) said that while her aim is not to pit university lecturers against general schoolteachers, the situation today is that those teaching the teachers are often paid less. She said that pay of both professors and schoolteachers should grow.

The hosts asked Sutrop what is stopping the ruling Reform Party in a situation where it holds the education and finance portfolios and is running the government. The professor said that money gained in one area means taking it away from somewhere else.
Full report on the ERR site