Universities say state funding a ‘fraction’ of what’s required to tackle investment gap
Universities association says government’s funding plans have done little to address the underlying core funding deficit in the sector
State funding for third-level education is making up only a “fraction” of the amount identified as necessary in a groundbreaking report five years ago, universities have argued.
The Irish Universities Association (IUA) has claimed that many of the funding arrangements put in place by the government have “done little to address the underlying core funding deficit” in the sector.
And the IUA, which represents the country’s eight universities, said state funding per student has fallen ...