John Drennan: Trinity upgrades staff to 'professors'
Published 11/09/2011 | 05:00
The world rankings of Irish universities may be plummeting -- but it hasn't dented the self-importance of the academic elite.
In spite of falling 13 places to 65th in the QS world rankings of universities, Trinity College Dublin has upgraded the titles of all its academic staff.
A grandiosely titled 'Working Party on the Internationalisation of Academic Titles' has decided that from now on there shall be no more mere lecturers in the college.