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Trinity admits plan to cut student to staff ratio will not be achieved

University privately says funding shortfalls mean it is unlikely to meet a target of hiring 200 new academics and reducing its class sizes

Trinity had aimed to increase the number of academic staff it has to more than 1,100. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Trinity has privately admitted it is unlikely to achieve plans to hire 200 new academic staff by 2025, and conceded that it will not meet its target of reducing its student/staff ratio.

It has also accepted that it is unlikely to meet several other objectives of its five-year strategic plan due to a lack of funding.

The country’s oldest university has acknowledged that it faces major obstacles to its plan to increase academic staff numbers ...