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Student-staff ratio poses serious funding problem

Data released by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) reveals that since 2008, the core staff numbers at universities have dropped by 12 per cent. Student numbers, on the other hand, have shot up by 10 per cent, thereby widening the … Continue reading

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Colleges in Ireland will have to earn their keep

From 2014 on, Irish universities and colleges may face cuts of up to 10 percent to their state funding if their performances do not meet new measures. Colleges will soon be assessed on their ability to retain students as well … Continue reading

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Grants go down as value of education goes up

Getting to college has always been a commendable achievement in an academic sense, but the funding challenges faced by students now makes it a financial one too. The value of further and third-level education to students has never been higher. … Continue reading

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