University Presidents seek commitment from Minister to work with them on a new funding plan

“The Presidents of the Seven Universities today called on the Minister for Education and Science, Mr. Batt O’Keefe to commit to a new “bold and imaginative” approach to the funding of Irish Higher Education. The Presidents noted the success of the Government’s Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation, as shown by recent high tech jobs announcements by IDA and Enterprise Ireland. They stressed that investment in our universities to support higher skills and more innovation is the best way to defeat the economic problems facing the country. Meeting Minister O’Keefe the Presidents expressed their grave concern at the emerging financial situation …” (more)

[IUA Press Release, 24 September]

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