IUA Official Response to the Higher Education Strategy Announcement

“The Irish Universities Association welcomes the commencement of the process to develop a long term strategy for higher education within a tightly focused timeframe. “We are especially glad to see that the process is to have a strong international, forward looking dimension.

This initiative represents an opportunity to ensure our higher education system makes an optimal contribution to the recovery of the economy, to an equitable and stable society, to a vibrant culture and to our future prosperity. In regard to the organization and resourcing of the sector, it is important that the strategy has a positive perspective and is not artificially constrained in its outlook by the current economic difficulties. This can be achieved by keeping aspirations of quality, innovation, scholarship and international competitiveness to the fore” a spokesperson for the seven University Presidents said.”


For more information contact

Lia O’Sullivan, Communications Manager, IUA, 01 676 4948, lia.osullivan@iua.ie