Sunday 24 September 2017

Richard Bruton: It's easy to find fault with proposals - but those doing so should tell us how they would fund higher education

Education Minister Richard Bruton. Photo: Tom Burke
Education Minister Richard Bruton. Photo: Tom Burke

Richard Bruton

Without a strong economy, it is impossible for us to build a compassionate society. Without a fair society, it is impossible for us to create a growing economy.

The higher education sector is at the heart of delivering on massive social and economic challenges:

  • Providing better life opportunities for people from disadvantaged areas.
  • Training the skilled workers needed for a growing economy.
  • Delivering major research and innovation projects to help solve the big problems of our time.

But it needs to be properly funded.

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