Archive for economic crisis

The ‘porous’ university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 17 March 2011 by Steve

“… Desmond’s proposal is to ‘disrupt the current model’ of university education. What dictates this shift from the ‘traditional’ university to the ‘porous’ university? Desmond’s analysis, as usual, is accurate: the current university model is not sustainable. Even before the state decided to re-channel resources from public institutions to banks and speculators the writing was on the wall. Demand now far outstrips supply …” (more)

[University in Crisis, 17 March]

The university-factory?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 17 March 2011 by Steve

“The relationship between the university and capitalism is the key to the politics of 3rd level education. But the nature of this relationship is far from clear. We are perhaps familiar with the argument that neo-liberalism has eroded the idea of ‘the public’ while advancing the logic of the market in all directions …” (more)

[University in Crisis, 16 March]

Student Perspectives on How Higher Education in Ireland Can Help Meet the Needs of the Irish Economy

Posted in Life with tags on 17 March 2011 by Steve

Abstract: This paper will be in three parts; the first section will examine the current tertiary education situation in Ireland amid the global economic crisis and will review what higher education’s contribution be to help alleviate the crisis …” (more)

[Ann Conway and Noelle O’Connor, Conference Paper, 7 March]