Set our universities free

“Hardly a week goes by without a government spokesman discussing an aspect of the ‘smart economy’. In the public (and perhaps government) mind, this is equated with technology. But a truly ‘smart’ economy is not based on technology, but on flexibility – especially mental flexibility. Developing this should be the primary focus of the higher education sector. However, a set of interlinked issues render it unable to do this …” (more)

[Discussion thread on The Irish Economy]
[Charles Larkin and Brian Lucey, Sunday Business Post, 24 January]

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