Policy & Economy

Ireland’s Universities Facing a Major Funding Crisis due to Covid-19

Senior academics in Ireland feel their institutions would be in stronger financial positions if the Government would work harder to facilitate the recruitment of lucrative international students. However, a majority are also wary of becoming too dependent on international students for income – a problem which has been brutally exposed by the travel limitations brought in to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

A survey, commissioned by education consultants BH Associates, has found that poor policy support, a failure to attract world-class academics and an unhelpful policy on immigration are inhibiting the Irish education system. A poll of more than 340 senior staff in higher education institutions and agencies was executed by research firm Prospectus showed that 57% are of the view that reform of institutional academic and administration structures is essential in enabling the higher education system to achieve world leading status.

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