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It’s time to look again at the future of higher education, new policy paper says

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Not many academics want to stick their heads over the parapets of their ivory towers and tell prospective students, “Stay out—we’re full.” But in some common rooms, the question is quietly asked, “Are we encouraging too many young people to go to college ?

e are rightly proud that Ireland has one of the highest employment rates in Europe – 55 per cent of our 30-34 year olds have a tertiary education, compared to an EU average of 40.3 per cent. We have a record 246,000 students at state-funded universities and other institutions – 80 percent of them full-time. There are also 27,000 full and part-time students at private universities. And the system keeps growing.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/new-policy-paper-says-its-time-we-looked-again-at-the-future-of-higher-education-41528091.html It’s time to look again at the future of higher education, new policy paper says

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