It's difficult to say how much more will be cut in 2025. The budgets we see now represent a significant and lasting reduction in NMH's funding.
The cuts will continue to impact in the coming years, and with the 2024 budget, NMH's situation has worsened. In the 2023 budget, we received a notice of cuts in student positions, with budget cuts increasing until 2028, reaching a total annual amount of 12.5 million kroner.
The 2024 budget has proposed cuts of approximately 5 million kroner more than in 2023; see the first two bullet points regarding cuts in student positions. These cuts will be continued and increased in the coming years. In short:
"This year's cost-saving measures are helpful, but NMH must still be run more expensively. We must continue the steps we started in 2023 to balance the budget. It's crucial that we create a realistic and sensible budget for 2024 within the framework we have," says Head of Finance Kai Øderud.