OECD. Reviews of National Policies for Education - Higher Education in Ireland
. (2006). OECD Publishing. ISBN: 9264014322. Pages: 262.This report presents a background of Ireland’s current higher education situation
. According to OECD, Ireland was one of the first European countries to grasp the economic importance of education, prioritising the higher education sector and promoting a highly innovative economy for Ireland.
This report also addresses the full range of higher education challenges in Ireland and provides related recommendations for the government.
Ireland ultimately struggles to achieve the right balance between the tertiary education system (which includes universities), institutes of technology, and colleges that provide post-secondary level instruction. Questions of university funding are also addressed.