UL boss calls for action over funding crisis

“The Department of Education was yesterday accused of refusing to take action to rectify a funding crisis in third-level education. Speaking at winter conferrings at the University of Limerick (UL), college chancellor, Peter Malone, issued a renewed call for a review of higher education to be undertaken urgently. Mr Malone said: ‘The third-level sector has consistently delivered for the nation, providing a solid foundation for the knowledge economy — a foundation that is all the more needed in these difficult times if we are to secure prosperity in future years. But there is a serious funding crisis at third-level due to under-investment in recent times and world-class teaching and research standards cannot be attained unless additional state financing is provided …” (more)

[Examiner, 20 January]

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