RCSI urges Government to grant college university status

College seeks removal of ‘bizarre’ obstacle allowing it university status abroad only

The RCSI is allowed to describe itself abroad as a “university of medicine and health science”, but  is prohibited from doing so within the State. File photograph: Getty Images

The RCSI is allowed to describe itself abroad as a “university of medicine and health science”, but is prohibited from doing so within the State. File photograph: Getty Images

The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) has urged the Government to grant it university status to help boost its chances of attracting top international researchers and students.

While the college is allowed to describe itself abroad as a “university of medicine and health science”, it is prohibited from doing so within the State.

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