Universities (Development and Innovation) (Amendment) Bill 2015

26 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2015

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Eoin O'Dell

Trinity College (Dublin)

Charles James Larkin

Institute for Policy Research (IPR), University of Bath; Trinity College Dublin

Sean Barrett

Trinity College (Dublin) - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 28, 2015


This legislative proposal is about making corrections to the universities legislation. These are necessary due to the age of the Universities Act (now 18 years old) and the changes in circumstance since the late 1990s. The role of the exchequer is much diminished and that trend looks likely to continue. Judgments in legal cases have complicated matters related to tenure and they require clarification. It also about highlighting new definitions of academic freedom, proportionality of government control with respect to funding and an innovation framework for the university sector.

Keywords: Universities, higher education, regulation

JEL Classification: I23, I28

Suggested Citation

O'Dell, Eoin and Larkin, Charles James and Barrett, Sean, Universities (Development and Innovation) (Amendment) Bill 2015 (January 28, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2559430 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2559430

Eoin O'Dell

Trinity College (Dublin) ( email )

School of Law
Trinity College
Dublin 2

HOME PAGE: http://www.cearta.ie

Charles James Larkin (Contact Author)

Institute for Policy Research (IPR), University of Bath ( email )

10 West
Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

Trinity College Dublin ( email )

AAP College Green
Dublin 2

Sean Barrett

Trinity College (Dublin) - Department of Economics ( email )

Dublin 2

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