Universities warn of student-staff ratios reaching ‘critical’ threshold

“The ratio of students to staff has sharply increased at universities, new figures show, in a trend that threatens to further damage Ireland’s standing in global rankings for higher education. In a five-year period, the ratio has gone up from 23:1 to 27:1, a level that ‘puts us on a par with what would have been a bad polytechnic in the UK’ …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 15 February]

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