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- Integration of Rutgers and UMDNJ Campuses
On August 22, 2012, Governor Chris Christie signed historic legislation that promises to strengthen medical education in New Jersey and propel the state’s flagship university into the very top tier of national research universities. The New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, passed by the New Jersey Senate and Assembly on June 28, 2012, integrates all units of UMDNJ,
except University Hospital in Newark and the School of Osteopathic
Medicine in Stratford, into Rutgers effective July 1, 2013.
As required by the Rutgers Act of 1956, the legislation needed approval of both the Rutgers Board of Governors and Rutgers Board of Trustees. Both boards approved the integration of Rutgers and UMDNJ at their November 19, 2012, meeting. The 12 functional teams with members from both universities are continuing their work to ensure a smooth operational integration on July 1.
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- State Support for Higher Education
As New Jersey’s state university, Rutgers derives a significant part of
its revenue from state appropriations. State support remains
essential to the university’s core educational mission, as many other sources
of funding are restricted for use in research, auxiliary, and varied activities
outside the classroom.
Direct state appropriations and fringe benefit payments currently constitute 19.5 percent of Rutgers’ $2.2 billion annual budget; However, the recession and state budget shortfalls have led to significant reductions in funding for programs at Rutgers and all institutions of higher education. We are committed to working with our leaders in Trenton to increase their investment in higher education.
We are committed to working with our leaders in Trenton to increase their investment in higher education.