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Forthcoming Seminar: Regulation of Irish Higher Education

The publication in July by the Minister for Education and Skills of proposals for legislation to reform the powers and functions of the Higher Education Authority has brought the regulation of our higher education system front and centre in discussions on higher education. At government and the wider political level, there appears to be a growing sense of frustration with the lack and/or weakness of powers of intervention in the sector to address perceived mismanagement or mis-governance. 

In the institutions, on the other hand, there is a growing concern that their autonomy to manage their internal, institutional affairs is increasingly being encroached on by a political system wedded to command and control. 

This seminar will discuss the issues, placing them within a broader and international context. 


Leading the discussion, and setting the Irish developments in the context of international experience, will be Professor Peter Noonan. Dr Anne Looney will provide an Irish perspective.

PETER NOONAN is Professor of Tertiary Education Policy in the Mitchell Institute and Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Research on International Education Systems at Victoria University in Melbourne.

ANNE LOONEY is the first Executive Dean of the new Institute of Education, Dublin City University.

Albert Lecture Theatre | RCSI - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland | 123 Saint Stephen's Green | D02 YN77 Dublin | Ireland

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 from 08:30 to 11:30.

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