Academics need to learn tough lessons

Few things are more important to Ireland's future prosperity than a thriving third level sector.

26th May, 2012

Few things are more important to Ireland's future prosperity than a thriving third level sector. However, last week the Higher Education Authority warned (again) that Ireland's colleges are facing a funding crisis.

There is no doubt that the third level sector is facing a cash squeeze. Budgets have been slashed and funding is set to continue to decline, while student numbers increase. Student fees are inevitable, and the nettle might as well be grasped sooner...

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