Statement from IFUT in Response to An Bord Snip’s Report for Higher Education

Ireland“This report, and, in particular, the parts of it which relate to education, will come to be regarded as one of the most short-sighted documents in Irish education history. At a time when more and more people are turning to education as an intelligent, self-enhancing alternative to unemployment, how could any group of consultants recommend a total reduction of almost seven thousand jobs in education, two thousand of them in higher education alone? When more students are interested in staying on for postgraduate study, due to a combination of graduate unemployment and the exhortation by all commentators to build the knowledge economy, how can the Committee recommend drastic reductions in our Research Programmes and PhD Courses? …” (more)

[IFUT Press Release, 16 July]

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