President of Dublin university criticises O’Keeffe

“Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe was yesterday accused by the president of a leading third-level institution of not trusting universities. Prof Ferdinand von Prondzynski, of Dublin City University, said it was also clear the Minister, as well as other key politicians, felt there was a significant under-performance in the institutions. ‘Part of the problem is that the role that universities must play in a knowledge society is different from what it would have been when Ireland was much poorer,’’ said Prof von Prondzynski …” (more)

[Michael O’Regan, Irish Times, 11 November]

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