Archive for funding

Irish universities ridiculously underfunded? Knowledge economy on a shoestring?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 8 March 2011 by Steve

“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)

[, 8 March]

How to fund a European university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 22 February 2011 by Steve

“These are tough times for Europe’s 5,000 or so universities. As public funding is slashed as a result of the financial downturn, universities must now look elsewhere to galvanise their financial security …” (more)

[Natasha Gilbert, The Great Beyond, 22 February]

European Universities Are Urged to Seek Other Revenue as Public Support Flags

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 22 February 2011 by Steve

“Although public money remains the main source of financing for most European universities, a growing number of institutions are turning to such additional sources of revenue as private contracts with industry, service-related income, philanthropy, and, in some countries, increased tuition, says a new report by the European University Association …” (more)

[Aisha Labi, Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 February]

Shifting education costs

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 2 February 2011 by Steve

“Madam, – JA Barnwell (January 31st) repeats some tired debating points on university funding, which ought to be addressed …” (more)

[Robert Ellis, Irish Times, 2 January]

How should the academic community respond to critical public opinion?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 January 2011 by Steve

“… As society tries to come to grips with a totally changed economic environment and as governments try to make ends meet, expensive public services have come under fire from all quarters, and higher education is right there amongst them. Two common threads in all this criticism are the charge of under-performance (or rather more accurately, the neglect of students and of frontline teaching), and complaints about allegedly excessive pay for academics …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 27 January]

Irish Universities and the FETAC 2008 Accounts and the Royal Irish Academy of Music 2009 Accounts

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 24 January 2011 by Steve

Chairman: I welcome all the witnesses. Our meeting may be disrupted on a few occasions because in order to do business here effectively, we normally have a pairing arrangement but there is no such arrangement today. Therefore, we are at the mercy of votes in the House …” (more)

[Committee of Public Accounts, 20 January]

What will happen in higher education this year?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 24 January 2011 by Steve

“So far I’ve managed to avoid the new years list idea. The new years resolution and/or predictions phenomena just don’t work for me. Anyhow, with all the political happenings taking place at the moment in the country. the implications of associated ‘cost-savings’ methods that some people seem certain will be implemented, along with some interesting websites I’ve come across, I’ve changed my mind …” (more)

[Pennybridged’s Weblog …, 23 January]