Funding shortages could affect quality of Irish graduates

Rising student numbers and cuts to public funding could produce graduates not up to standard, warns HEA


The Higher Education Authority’s (HEA) annual performance report for 2014-2016 shows that Irish institutions have expanded to include an extra 15,000 students. Meanwhile, staff-student ratios are significantly deteriorating, compared to the average in developed countries, rising from 1:16 to 1:20.…