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]

One Response to “We have too many colleges, says UCC chief”

  1. […] and pay cuts for academics, but other things as well: the reduction in staff numbers, the merger of colleges, departments or courses, and so on. There are rough times […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: