Third Level Funding: Loans to Universities

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 18th, 2017 by steve

IrelandThomas Byrne (Meath East, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on reports that EUROSTAT has asked the Central Statistics Office, CSO, to determine whether universities are on or off the Exchequer’s balance sheet; the implications of a finding that the universities are on balance sheet; if his Department has made representations to EUROSTAT, the CSO or another State organisation about same; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 16 November]

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University expansion plans at risk from funding difficulties

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Irish universities are at risk of losing their capacity to borrow hundreds of millions of euro needed to fund their expansion to cope with rising student numbers. Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics agency, has asked the Central Statistics Office (CSO) to determine whether universities are on or off the exchequer’s balance sheet …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 13 November]

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Irish have more degrees than rest of EU

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 29th, 2013 by steve

“Ireland has the highest rate of third-level degree attainment in the EU, with just over half of all 30 to 34-year-olds in Ireland completing third-level education …” (more)

[Jason Kennedy, Irish Times, 29 April]

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Ireland the most educated country in EU, says Eurostat

Posted in Teaching on April 14th, 2013 by steve

“Ireland has the most higher education graduates per head of population of all 27 countries of the European Union, a report from EU statistical agency Eurostat has revealed …” (more)

[Keith Nuthal, University World News, 13 April]

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