Nobody’s winning university challenge

Nobody’s winning university challenge
Minister for Education Richard Bruton

As under-funded higher education staggers from crisis to catastrophe, nobody is making decisions

Here’s what a crisis looks like.

“The contribution of higher education to Ireland’s economic and social development can no longer be assumed and is, in fact, severely threatened.” Peter Cassells used the word “threat” nine times in his report on future funding for higher education, published last year.

Higher education got no resources from the state for nine years, the Minister for Education acknowledged at the Oireachtas committee on education on Tuesday.

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