Universities under increased scrutiny

Ireland“The government has called for reduced spending in universities and criticised those third level institutions that are in debt. In recent weeks, the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has imposed a recruitment ban on third level institutions and indicated that colleges which fail to comply will be likely to suffer a loss in funding. Both UCC and UCD have amassed deficits totalling millions of euro and have been told that losses of this scale will no longer be tolerated. UCD has a cumulative deficit of €20 million, while the loss at UCC is over €15 million. In a letter to the heads of universities on April 1, the HEA said: ‘There should be no filling of vacancies by recruitment, promotion or the payment of an allowance for the performance of duties at a higher level’ …” (more)

[Joey Kavanagh, The College View, 18 April]

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