Universities seek freedom from ‘grinding levers of State control’

Top Irish colleges say changes are needed if they are to compete with Europe’s best

Irish universities are seeking more freedom and flexiblity to hire and pay staff in order to compete with Europe’s top-performing colleges. Photograph: iStock

Irish universities are seeking more freedom and flexiblity to hire and pay staff in order to compete with Europe’s top-performing colleges. Photograph: iStock

Irish universities are seeking more freedom and flexibility to hire staff in order to compete with Europe’s top-performing colleges.

The aims are contained in a new charter which the State’s seven universities say will underpin the future of third-level education.

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