Category Archives: Academic funding

7/10/15: Of Island of Scholars…

A very interesting set of interactive charts showing the impact of the crisis on third level funding and student numbers across various European states:

One shocking conclusion: whilst Ireland experienced a robust increase in the number of students during the crisis, Irish public funding for universities fell at a second highest rate in the EU (after Greece). You can see where these comparatives put us in contrast to, say, Iceland.