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The Faculty of Geography and History (Spending Unit 175) has been allocated €48,517.87 for the fiscal year 2014.

The Contrato Programa (2009-2013, download) signed between the ULPGC and the Government of the Canary Islands provides that the funding received shall depend on the fulfilment of the objectives, which has a direct impact on the annual allocation that this Faculty receives. All Spending Units receive a fixed amount (€6,000), which shall be complemented according to the performance indicators from the previous year. The objectives are:

  • Structural objectives:
  1. Number of ECTS credits taught
  2. Computer rooms
  3. Teaching laboratories/li>
  4. Number of degree courses offered
  • Objective 1:
  1. Proportion of graduate students
  2. Performance rate (ECTS credits) of students who sat at exam
  3. Number of Final Projects (FP) defended
  4. Cultural activities organised
  5. Incoming students
  6. Outgoing students
  7. Work placements
  8. Tutorial Action Plan
  9. Performance rate by credits
  • Objective 2: (not applicable to Faculties and Schools since 2015)
  1. ECTS credits by PhD programmes
  2. Doctoral theses defended
  • Objective 3:
  1. Final Projects (Master’s degree courses)
  2. ECTS credits of Master’s degree courses

The performance indicators of every objective turn into a different economic value through a specific coefficient. The sum of which constitutes the final budget of this Faculty.

Evolución del presupuesto entre 2005 y 2014. Fuente: Gerencia ULPGC.

Since 2005, the budget has been increased every year, except in 2011 and 2012. This reduction is determined, among other reasons, by the general budget reduction caused by the economic and financial crisis in Europe, Spain and the Canary Islands, which occasioned a fall in the number of students enrolled and the university budget. Despite this, this Faculty achieved the objectives and the budget was increased in 2013 and 2014, allowing us to set more ambitious aims and develop new Master’s degree courses with the best equipment and services. The spending usually reaches the 90.75% of the budget.

 

In October 2014, the Rector of the ULPGC decided to deduct a part of every Spending Unit’s budget that had not been spent in order to avoid the budget deficit by the end of the year and the legal and fiscal consequences thereof on the allocation for the year 2015. As a result, the Governing Board approved a reduction up to 25% of all Spending Units’ budget for 2015, which represents for this Faculty a fall of 33.34% compared to the previous year.

 

Year Allocation € Diff. % previous year
2006 30.953 100,00
2007 38.421 24,13
2008 46.097 19,98
2009 44.709 -3,01
2010 48.953 9,49
2011 41.378 -15,47
2012 40.369 -2,44
2013 47.001 16,43
2014 48.518 3,23
2015 32.344 -33,34
 

We have given priority to distributing spending for those actions related to the training of university students. We have supported the development of planned external activities included in the syllabuses (study trips, fieldwork) and other activities such as conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. Likewise, we have made investments for improving the administration areas and academic facilities in collaboration with the other faculties in the building.

 

Furthermore, we have received in 2010 and 2011 from the Vice-Rectorate for Academic Planning of the ULPGC a funding for purchasing new equipment for our rooms. With this economic support, we have extended and restored two rooms, which now have computers and digital blackboards.

  • Funding in 2010: €21,848.19.
  • Funding in 2011: €18,525.00.