TCD provost says return of third-level fees inevitable

“A greater student contribution to third-level funding is inevitable, the provost of Trinity College Dublin has said. Speaking at a TCD Philosophical Society debate entitled ‘Students should bear the cost of the crisis in university funding’, John Hegarty said universities needed more funding if they were to maintain their level of performance and excellence. ‘Our good teachers are in high demand by our competitors overseas and I worry about that,’ he added. Mr Hegarty said that University College London, which was similar in status and tradition to TCD, received 50% more investment per student than TCD did …” (more)

[Pamela Newenham, Irish Times, 16 January]

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