We have too many colleges, says UCC chief

“A college chief admitted yesterday that Ireland has too many universities and said there was a need to rationalise and aggregate resources to meet the challenges ahead. His call came as former EU Commissioner Peter Sutherland suggested that only the universities that performed best should received the best financial support. He also supported the call for the re-introduction of college fees and hit out at the ‘familiar cry of populist rhetoric’ that had arisen when Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe raised the issue. UCC president Professor Michael Murphy, who is also vice-chancellor of the National University of Ireland, called for “bold leadership” from university presidents …” (more)

[Fergus Black, Independent, 3 December]

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