IRELAND: Academy relieved at 'modest' cutsTimes Higher Education.
The grant allocated to universities and institutes of technology in Ireland has been cut by 7%. This includes a cut in the non-pay grant (which covers everything except salary costs) of 5%. The EUR1,500 (US$1,994) 'student-services charge', designed to cover the cost of the administration of university education rather than teaching has been replaced by a flat 'higher education student contribution' of EUR2,000 a year. With the additional income from students, this means the overall cut to the Irish academy's core grant equates to just 2.5%.
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