Students outside EU now prefer Ireland as their overseas study destination owing to Brexit according to Head of Dublin Trinity College Dr. Prendergast. This trend is quite evident at the Trinity College Dublin according to Dr. Patrick Prendergast. He further elaborated that enhanced numbers of students outside EU are applying for the courses at the Trinity College. Other universities in Ireland would also be witnessing this trend, said the Provost of Trinity College Dublin.
Dr. Patrick Prendergast said that while conventionally students outside EU would have considered only applying to the UK; they are now also applying to the universities in Ireland. Trinity College Dublin is also similarly witnessing an increase in the applications of students outside EU, added Dr. Patrick Prendergast. He shared this information at the launch of the by the government at Trinity College, as quoted by the Irish Examiner.
The National Accommodation Strategy for Students intends to enhance the numbers accommodation places in Ireland for students. By 2024, it aims to increase these places to 21,000 through series of 27 actions and 8 key targets. Currently, the education system at third level in Ireland has 179,000 people and the number of accommodation units for students purpose-built is 33, 441.
The new policy includes key actions such as identification of land for housing, working and developing on prospective funds for accommodation for students purpose-built.
Mary Mitchell O’Connor Higher Education Minister of State in Ireland said that the issue of ban on borrowing for Technology Institutes has been brought to the notice of the Cabinet and necessary measures will be taken. The current legal framework in Ireland prohibits borrowing of capital by Technology Institutes for funding campus accommodation.
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