Colleges braced for harsh cutbacks

“Staff at two universities have been called to urgent meetings to be told of severe cuts. They include pay restraint, a freeze on filling most vacancies, restrictions on travel to conferences abroad, reductions in funding for schools and departments, and higher charges. In Cork, UCC president Dr Michael Murphy addressed staff yesterday. It will be UCD’s turn tomorrow …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 28 January]

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