Universities are more than entrepreneurial hothouses

Irish universities are shrinking in most areas, with one exception it seems, Brian Lucey and Charles Larkin examine the issues.

7th September, 2013

Irish universities are shrinking in most areas, with one exception it seems. There has been a growth over the last number of years in university-based industrial incubators. These subsidised hot presses are designed to create tomorrow's Google or Facebook, and with it the money for the universities and the jobs for the politicians. Of course, faced with 400,000 plus on the live register we will need a lot of FaceGoogles to make a dent.

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