The Importance of Honesty

Ireland“… The dramatic increase in investment in research and RD in Ireland through SFI has been most welcome and will no doubt build on the HEA investment in infrastructure of the last 10 years. However, caution is required so as not to overplay the expectations from such a limited investment when compared to the investment in research of our international competitors. We must not delude ourselves about our ‘world class’ status across all chosen sectors. Several reputable Universities alone in the US would have budgets in excess of the SFI budget over a similar time period. It is true that certain human capital investment and research programmes funded by SFI are performing on the international stage, even some with flying colours. However large investment has also been made in human capital and research programmes that are far from internationally competitive …” (more)

[Watchdog on Higher Education in Ireland, 25 March]

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