FAU Raises Overhead (Infrastrukturbeitrag) to 20%
Starting 2015-01-01, FAU is raising the overhead percentage for industry projects to 20%, up from 10%, to be included in any project offer made to industry. Overhead is used to pay for common costs (heating, electricity, machinery, etc.) at the university; those are typically not covered by specific project costs. Actual overhead costs remain in the 30-50% range; thus, the state of Bavaria (and FAU) will effectively keep subsidizing industry projects.