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Think tank: university challenges for Ireland – Times Online (more from Peter Sutherland)

via Think tank: university challenges for Ireland – Times Online.

Why not any or all of the ideas here? There’s too much here to select particular quotes, so read the whole piece. There are many other articles referred to under the University Quality category to the right, many of which have some similar ideas.

In the end, though, funding is the key, and our universities have little enough of that, and are not free to set a market rate for the service they sell, nor are they able to go and earn other money from other sources. This situation can of course continue, but there will be a predictable erosion of university quality.

As Derek Bok, former President of Harvard, put it: ‘if you think excellence is expensive, then try ignorance’ (I might be paraphrasing slightly).

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