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Artistic Licence: Utilitarian universities are failing us all

The Son. By Jo Nesbo. Harvill Secker, Euro 17.60. Reviewed by Alex Meehan.

6th April, 2014

At the beginning of March, Professor Morgan Kelly of UCD attracted some attention - but not enough - with a warning about the state of our universities. Fifteen years ago, said Kelly, UCD (Ireland's largest university) had almost no administrators. Now there are two administrators for every academic.

''With a bigger slice of a shrinking pie going to administration, Kelly wrote in the Irish Times, ''the numbers of academics in Irish universities have fallen sharply...

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