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    Irish University Rankings: Horrifying Collapse

    Irish Universities spew out an almost daily media barrage telling us how great they are. About to discover the cure for cancer, about to locate of Atlantis, about to find life on Titan etc etc etc. It's embarrassing, and of course reality is radically different.

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-36985445.html

    Trinity College Dublin has dropped from 88th to 104th, while the country's largest university, UCD, is down 25 places to 193rd, perilously close to being edged out of the top 200.
    The solution? Of course they want more money. Always more money.

    https://www.siliconrepublic.com/inno...-rankings-2019

    ‘Irish universities are the engines of creativity and the producers of Ireland’s future top talent. The fall in rankings is a warning light to Government that the quality talent pipeline will be jeopardised unless the funding deficit is addressed’
    Nope. It's because you're shït.

    Throwing more money at these dysfunctional institutions would simply reward failure. A better strategy would be mass firings of administrators and idiot academic staff. Our top universities have been hiring idiots for years, and reality is finally beginning to catch up. University administration is a disaster for staff and students alike. These people are fücking idiot fantasists who think they are running fortune 500 companies not teaching colleges.

    Rewarding failure by simply giving the same clowns more of our money is not viable option. Mass firings or Ceaucesceau style machine gun executions are required before handing these proven incompetents more taxpayer cash.

    Brexit offers unique opportunities to Irish higher education to attract students. In fact, there is large scale building iof student housing partly in anticipation of an influx of foreign students. The collapse in rankings threatens to undermine this and cost the state dear.

    We have put up with fourth rate Irish university staff for too long. Now that they are officially fifth rate, time to take action.
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    Big world out there. Let's be honest, there are billions of students in the world. Ireland is a tiny dot.
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    How do the salaries compare on the global index ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson View Post
    How do the salaries compare on the global index ?
    Some of the highest in the world.

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-29298324.html
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    Is it any wonder they have dropped in the rankings. When academic institutions become agents of flabby, status quo leftism, decline is the only possible future.

    The Irish academic institutions, like so many others are dominated by marxists who don't tolerate conflicting opinions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niall996 View Post
    Big world out there. Let's be honest, there are billions of students in the world. Ireland is a tiny dot.
    Dublin will be the largest anglophone city in the entire EU.

    We are small, but not insignificant. Unfortunately overpaid idiots at our institutions of higher education are undermining the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flavirostris View Post
    Is it any wonder they have dropped in the rankings. When academic institutions become agents of flabby, status quo leftism, decline is the only possible future.

    The Irish academic institutions, like so many others are dominated by marxists who don't tolerate conflicting opinions.
    TCD is particular badly afflicted, sadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volatire View Post
    TCD is particular badly afflicted, sadly.
    There needs to be a cleansing of the Augean stables type purge of the universities. Too many smug, useless leftists.
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    Rte just like Irish Universities have become nothing but liberal finishing schools, independent thought is to be decried and rooted out.

    They are only going one way, typical of course they are blaming "funding".

    A lot of the "thought" police dept's should be disbanded......
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    Well if the clowns in Trinity are too busy forcing kids into "Consent" classes and only building unisex toilets (when Oxford said no) is anyone surprised ?

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