Irish universities to fight new controls on staff spending

Ireland“The heads of Irish universities have questioned the legality of attempts by the Government to place a moratorium on the recruitment and promotion of staff. The seven Irish universities have been given two years to balance their books as the Government tightens spending during the recession. Now the Higher Education Authority (HEA), the main funding body in Ireland, has told universities and technology colleges not to recruit new staff or promote academics …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 23 July]

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