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The Hunt Report: key recommendations

Means test for families of students applying for higher education grants to be extended to include assets. Mergers of institutes of technology and of smaller colleges. Lower fees in key subject areas where there are skill shortages. Performance-related pay for college staff but much greater transparency of their


  • Increase investment in research and development to 3pc of national income, nearly double the present level.
  • No university status for the Waterford and Dublin institutes of technology.

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