Building a World-Class System in Ireland's Financial Crisis

Ellen Hazelkorn


Irish higher education faces particular difficulties given the severity of its economic crisis. Like other countries, it is engaged in significant system restructuring coupled with managed policy direction. Where Ireland does differ is in its emphasis on a 'whole of country strategy' and commitment that teaching and research go hand-in-hand. This paper looks at the fortunes and mis-fortunes of Irish higher education.


Financing and Funding; Europe; Ireland; Ireland; financial crisis; restructuring higher education

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