Jess Casey

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Funding cuts blamed for poor university rankings

Funding cuts blamed for poor university rankings

12.9.2019

Funding cuts blamed for poor university rankings

Under-investment in third-level education is beginning to bite, universities have warned, as Ireland’s top institute tumbled 44 places in the global rankings.

The 2020 result, while disappointing, follows a funding pattern that began following the financial cri sis, according to TCD dean of research, Linda Doyle.

"It is essential that we remain highly ranked to ensure that Ireland remains an attractive centre for global investment and a country renowned for the talent of its people.”

Universities have worked exceptionally hard to plug the gaps left by the reduction in State funding, but the competition is not standing still.

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