TCD secures exemptions from sweeping Government reforms on accountability

University had warned last year that new Bill would undermine its autonomy

Aerial view of Trinity College Dublin. The university has  secured key exemptions from  Government reforms aimed at strengthening the accountability of higher education.

Aerial view of Trinity College Dublin. The university has secured key exemptions from Government reforms aimed at strengthening the accountability of higher education.

Trinity College Dublin has secured key exemptions from sweeping Government reforms aimed at strengthening the accountability of higher education institutions due to its “distinct legal basis”.

The Higher Education Authority Bill 2022 – the biggest shake-up of third-level governance in 50 years – aims to cut the size of university governing bodies, empower the Minister to appoint a majority of external members and provide a legal footing for reviews of individual colleges.

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