Funding Higher Education

Funding Higher Education: Why and How

 Sponsored by:UCD School SPSWSJ

Wednesday, 15th February 2017, 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Speaker: Peter Cassells (Maynooth University)

Chair of the Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education 



The seminar, which was hosted in association with the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice at UCD, consisted of a presentation from Peter Cassells with questions and discussion afterwards. 

Speaker biography

Peter Cassells is Executive Director at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at Maynooth University. He also chaired the recent Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education.


Investing in National Ambition – A Strategy for Funding Higher Educationthe report of the Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education was published in March 2016. This presentation, based on the report and its findings, sets out the scale of long-term funding requirements for the higher education system. It identifies three funding options which can deliver the increased investment for institutions and students. They each have relative strengths and weaknesses but each one, depending on your perspective, is a credible and feasible option provided that it is implemented fully and in a committed and coherent manner. The choice between them will require careful consideration. The full report is available here:

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