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Third level staff cut by 2,246 since 2008

The Irish Independent has reported devastating third level job cuts of 2,246 since 2008. Education Editor Katherine Donnelly points out that the 12pc drop, which amounts to more than the entire staff of UCD, ‘comes in the face of soaring demand for a college place, with … Continue reading

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Third level spending cut by a fifth

Spending on third level education in Ireland fell by over 20% between 2003 and 2012, according to a new CSO report.

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Boom time for third level education, but not for lecturers

This article by Peter McGuire,  in The Irish Times, captures some of the reality of life as a lecturer as classes fill to bursting.

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Ex-President warns on ‘asset-stripping’

Former DCU President Ferdinand von Prondzynski writes on the silent crisis facing Irish universities, now reduced to ‘half the per capita funding of other OECD countries’ amidst a programme of staffing cuts, pay cuts, and ‘asset-stripping’. Of particular relevance to … Continue reading

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