‘High fliers’

Ireland“No doubt we all noticed this article in today’s Irish Independent. Aside from the issue of whether great universities require great academics or great bureaucrats (and the intriguing question of how come, in this trawl for world class talent, the people chosen are so often Irish), one needs to ask what price Irish universities need to pay to get great academics, assuming that they want them. Presumably that price is falling rapidly, for several reasons. First, a little bit of googling suffices to make it clear that the academic job market is collapsing in the United States …” (more)

[Kevin O’Rourke, The Irish Economy, 19 March]

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