Why Irish universities are in thrall to neoliberalism

Opinion: Third level now exists at the troubled epicentre of utility and enterprise

The market model of higher education was criticised by President Michael D Higgins recently. Photo: iStock

The market model of higher education was criticised by President Michael D Higgins recently. Photo: iStock

In a remarkable speech delivered recently, as he joined academics and historians at the launch of the Cambridge History of Ireland, President Michael D. Higgins spoke out against the market model of higher education.

Taking unflinching aim at research ratings and rankings, the President criticised metrics as an “ideological fad” of the university.

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