From the Irish Examiner
“Tom Boland told TDs and senators the reason why two or more institutions must merge before technological university (TU) status can be sought related to quality and scale.
The HEA chief executive was responding to questions about the flagging process towards a TU in the South-East. Waterford Institute of Technology withdrew from merger talks last October, believing it stands a better chance of meeting the TU criteria without amalgamating with IT Carlow”
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