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Hugh Brady: ‘It’s remarkable what universities have managed to achieve, but it’s not sustainable’

A decade after leaving Belfield, the former UCD president now runs the most entrepreneurial university in Britain

Hugh Brady runs Imperial College London, one of the top universities in the world. Picture: Thomas Angus

Only a few weeks after Simon Harris visited Imperial College’s central London campus, he was elected Taoiseach.

Hugh Brady, the ex-UCD president who now heads the UK’s most entrepreneurial university, would be the first to claim his institution has something of a magic touch.

While other British universities grapple with acute funding challenges and culture war clashes with the UK government, Imperial College is ploughing ahead with plans for a tech corridor and a new ...