Why Irish universities are in thrall to neoliberalism

“In a remarkable speech delivered recently, as he joined academics and historians at the launch of the Cambridge History of Ireland, President Michael D Higgins spoke out against the market model of higher education. Taking unflinching aim at research ratings and rankings, the President criticised metrics as an ‘ideological fad’ of the university …” (more)

[Áine Mahon and Shane Bergin, Irish Times, 19 June]

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One Response to “Why Irish universities are in thrall to neoliberalism”

  1. Colum McCaffery Says:

    Unfortunately the Irish Times doesn’t provide for comments on this. There’s a problem, an important missing piece, and it doesn’t feature in MDH’s speech either. The objective of the university – like many organisations – has been changed, not primarily to serve neo-liberalism but something closer to home and far more damaging. Here you go:
    https://colummccaffery.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/cui-bono-the-commercialisation-of-universities-is-more-complex-and-durable-than-many-critics-imagine/

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