Monday 21 May 2018

Tough times at UCC

Sir - I read professor Gerry Wrixon's whingeing about the poor resourcing of third-level education and, yet again, his absurd claim that resource limitations have created a sub-mediocre university at UCC. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Sir - I read professor Gerry Wrixon's whingeing about the poor resourcing of third-level education and, yet again, his absurd claim that resource limitations have created a sub-mediocre university at UCC. Nothing could be further from the truth. UCC contains many fine minds, produces a great deal of talented graduates and contributes above its weight to the academic world - but sadly not to UCC's reputation.

This is entirely the consequence of the ideology, most recently espoused in the so-called 'OECD Report' and its economist-inspired notions that privatisation and income generation are the sole measure of 'quality'. The report showed little understanding of the academic world and none whatsoever of the arts, humanities or sciences - hardly a surprise, as all its authors were civil servants, accountants and economists with limited experience of university administration or research.

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