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Trinity seeks exclusion from higher education reform

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Dublin college opposes shrinking of governing authorities, stating fears it could lose autonomy

Trinity College Dublin has asked the government to draw up legislation that would exclude it from proposed reforms to the higher education sector.

The Irish government is seeking to reform the country’s 50-year-old Higher Education Authority Act to improve governance and accountability. However, the Irish Times reported on 25 March that, according to an unpublished document leaked to the paper, Trinity College argues that the proposed reforms would undermine its authority and its “collegiate governance” system.

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