Brain drain concern as more Irish studying overseas

Ireland“A new brain drain could be looming after new figures showed a sharp rise in the number of third-level students going to college abroad. A startling jump in the numbers of Irish undergraduate and post-graduate students at college elsewhere in Europe is revealed in a new EU education report. The extent of the economic downturn in Ireland makes it difficult for graduates to return to a job at home …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly and Paddy Clancy, Independent, 27 July]

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