Third-level rationalisation


Madam, – Prof Terri Scott (Education Today, March 24th) predicts rationalisation in the education sector, stating that one of the options was the formation of a technological university system.

Such rationalisation has the potential to reduce bureaucracy, not to mention the number of high-earning executives paid from the public purse. A possible template for such rationalisation might be the Innovation Alliance between UCD and TCD which could surely lead to the two great universities amalgamating sooner rather than later. Can this island nation afford or justify seven universities and 15 separate institutes of technology? – Yours, etc,

Ballycasey Manor,
Shannon, Co Clare.