Higher education and funding research

“Sir, – Our underfunded higher education and research system is once again in the spotlight, with the publication of the QS Rankings showing most Irish universities falling in the league tables. Major criticisms still remain regarding the enforced research priorities established during austerity and a lack of funding for ‘blue-skies’ research since 2008. However, change is happening …” (more)

[Emma Teeling and 29 others, Irish Times, 9 July]

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