Expert urges action to end third-level funding impasse

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on June 14th, 2018 by steve

“Decisions and action are needed before a stalemate on higher education funding leads to further impact on students, the author of a key 2016 report to Government has warned. Peter Cassells, chair of the expert group whose report has been awaiting political decisions for two years, said the status quo is not a cost-free option …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 June]

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Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor addressed IIEA Conference on Higher Education Funding in Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2018 by steve

“The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, today 13th June, 2018 gave a closing address to the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) conference on future funding of Higher Education in Ireland. This conference presented a range of expert speakers on higher education including former Minister for Education and IIEA chairperson Ruairi Quinn and Peter Cassells author of the expert report titled Investing in National Ambition: A Strategy for Funding Higher Education …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 13 June]

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Decisions Needed on Third-Level Funding, Says Peter Cassells

Posted in Governance and administration on June 13th, 2018 by steve

“The time has come for decisions on higher education funding, Peter Cassells, the author of a groundbreaking report on higher education funding, has told a conference today. Nearly two years after his report, which set out three options for the future of higher education, Cassells said decisions were now needed …” (more)

[Jack Synnott, University Times, 13 June]

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Remarks of Dr Graham Love, Chief Executive, HEA at the IIEA Conference on the Funding of Higher Education, 13th June 2018

Posted in Governance and administration on June 13th, 2018 by steve

“… We are delighted therefore to sponsor today’s discussions here at the Institute for International and European Affairs and we hope that the deliberations will assist us in our policy work and advocacy for the higher education and research system. The scale of the funding challenge for Irish higher education is enormous. While we should learn from other countries, both from positive experiences and from mistakes, we must also remember that unique circumstances also pertain here …” (more)

[Higher Education Authority, 13 June]

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