Irish universities ridiculously underfunded? Knowledge economy on a shoestring?

“In today’s Irish Times, former president of DCU Ferdinand von Prondzynski, states that before the recession, Irish universities got about half the money per student compared with UK universities and only a fraction of the money in the US, and cuts have been made since in that parsimonious funding …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 8 March]

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One Response to “Irish universities ridiculously underfunded? Knowledge economy on a shoestring?”

  1. Prondzynski cost Ireland $millions – at least – in legal fees alone, before we get into the lack of tutoring staff as Debert channeled money into DCU for vanity projects

    He led the charge to destroy academic tenure and freedom in Ireland before being stopped at the High Court;

    Cahill v Dublin City University [2007] IEHC 20 (09 February 2007)

    This was confirmed at the Supreme Court and ALL costs – several million – were awarded to Paul Cahill

    This was one of SEVEN high -profile cases Pr lost – so much for the canny Scots, who took him in when it became clear that TCD would not have him

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