O’Keeffe steps up cost-cutting plan

Ireland“Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe said he was stepping up his campaign for improved ‘value for money’ in higher education after a cost-cutting plan in one college achieved savings of more than €2 million. The savings were made at the Cork Institute of Technology following an internal audit by Deloitte, done on a pro-bono basis. On Wednesday, representatives of all 14 institutes of technology were called to a special meeting at the department where the case for greater savings and the need for more pooling of resources was stressed …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 8 May]

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