HEA welcomes steps in the right direction in Budget 2018

By Maura O'Shea

Posted: 11 October, 2017

Image of Dr Graham Love

Higher Education Authority chief, Dr Graham Love, said:

“€60million extra for Higher Education in 2018 is a small but significant step in the right direction. When allied to €200 million in public private partnerships, over €250 million in direct capital expenditure over the next four years and a separate allocation to cover national wage agreements, this signposts a change in direction for Higher Education in Ireland compared to the previous decade. We must yet grasp the nettle posed by the Cassells Report to make our Higher Education system sustainable in the face of rising demographics but we are now facing in the right direction and moving forward . I look forward to further increases in funding for our Universities, Colleges and Institutes of Technology. We will use it wisely — for students, for taxpayers, for Ireland.”