To attract more science students we must look at rewards

Ireland“… We compare very well to the rest of Europe in terms of science, mathematics and computing graduates, heading the league table for percentage share of tertiary graduates in these disciplines. However, worryingly, Ireland is at the bottom of the European league table of tertiary graduates in engineering, manufacturing and construction. And generally, although we continue to graduate significant numbers in SET, skills shortages continue because recent demand for engineers and scientists has been unprecedented. To me the really worrying thing is the lack of enthusiasm for careers in science …” (more)

[William Reville, Irish Times, 4 June]

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