Academics only do four hours per week????

“The Minister of Education should surely try to align his arguments with government policy. The smart economy funding survived the recent budget in spite of McCarthy’s bizarre recommendations that only research that had a commercial output in 5 years should be funded. The universities, for better or worse, are one of the main vehicles for delivering the government’s agenda. For the Minister of Education, part of a government who has decided on this policy, to complain about university professors and lecturers spending too much time on research is bizarre …” (more)

[Ian Robertson, Irishscience, 1 February]

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