Seven universities launch joint charter

Ireland’s seven universities have committed to what they say is a charter to grow and develop the university education system for this and future generations of students.

‘Ireland’s Future Talent – A Charter for Irish Universities’ commits to transform capability and performance across a range of key criteria to deliver a sustainable, competitive university system for Ireland’s foreseeable needs.

The Charter identifies six central objectives and commits to delivering a fit for purpose university system for the evolving demands of society. Its target is to enable the Irish education system to become the best in Europe by 2026, thereby achieving the Government’s ambition for the national education sector.

The development of the Charter, the first of its kind in third level education history, has been engineered by the Irish Universities Association and was launched in September.