Statement by Dr Michael Murphy, President, UCC to the Academic Council, UCC

“Reports in today’s (March 6th 2009) newspapers are carrying accounts that potentially threaten the integrity of the Irish university community and are described as possibly elaborating a two-tier university system. I draw your attention to expressed Government policy set out in the Taoiseach’s statement on the ‘Smart Economy’ before Christmas calling for rationalisation of the higher education sector resulting in a more effective and cohesive use of resources. The seven universities under the aegis of the Irish Universities Association wrote collectively to the Taoiseach in February 2009 setting out their support for these objectives …” (more)

[UCC Media and Communications, 6 March]

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