The budget funding for 1997 was 25.0 MFIM, 6.6 MFIM of which was allocated for research and education equipment and for running costs. The cost of purchases for the library, 475 kFIM, are included in this amount. The Department obtained 11.6 MFIM from outside funds.

The total funding of the Department has increased due to the strong growth of outside funding, such as research project funding and the Graduate School (GS) program, allowing us to employ new research personnel.