Finance in general

The following table indicates the faculty‚Äôs income and expenditure for the past 5 years. 

When looking at the income, the lumpsum and the 2nd / 3rd money stream (indirect funding and contract funding) are relevant. The lumpsum (also referred to as direct funding) constitutes the funds the faculty receives from the central university funds to pay for education and research. TU Delft receives these funds from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The indirect and contract funding are funds which the faculty itself acquires, primarily by acquiring research assignments. As the table shows, there is an upward trend in the 2nd and 3rd money stream projects.