New law gives state swingeing powers over university governance
Strict new rules will slim down third-level boards and give HEA authority to replace members and withhold funding
University boards could be removed in their entirety and replaced by new members at the behest of the Minister for Higher Education under a tough new law set to be brought to Cabinet next month.
The new legislation being prepared by Simon Harris would give the Higher Education Authority (HEA) a far greater role in ensuring that boards follow codes of governance laid down by the state.
If necessary, the HEA will be able to ...