Manning elected 5th chancellor of NUI

“Dr Maurice Manning was elected the fifth Chancellor of the National University of Ireland (NUI) yesterday. Dr Manning is also president of the Irish Human Rights Commission. He takes over from Dr Garrett FitzGerald who held the position for more than 10 years. He is taking up the role at a time when third-level fees are being considered by the Government and a new research alliance has been formed between UCD and Trinity College Dublin. ‘Every aspect of third-level education is under scrutiny at the present time and will undoubtedly change. I have to ensure that the NUI is ready for that change,’ Dr Manning told The Irish Times yesterday …” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 13 March]

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