Programme for Research

“Today – Thursday, January 8 – the Irish Government announced the Fifth Cycle of the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI). Well, when I say ‘announced’, I mean they published a statement declaring that the new cycle of PRTLI would now get under way, in the form of as press release that was put on the website of the Department of Education and Science some time this morning. There was no media event of any kind, and indeed no statement was made to the programme’s clients at all. However, I absolutely must not be churlish, the great thing is that the Programme is back under way; some of us had feared that this might not happen. So all credit to the Government and to the Minister; this has been a good news day, and we have precious few of these …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 8 January]

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