In 2009, the then Minister for Education and Science, Mr Batt O’Keeffe, T.D. announced the establishment of a high level strategy group under the Chairmanship of Dr Colin Hunt, Managing Director of Macquarie Capital (Europe) Advisers, to develop a strategy for higher education in Ireland. That strategy was formally launched by Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Ms.
The higher education sector and the Irish government have recognised that the evolution of higher education within a rapidly changing global environment demands a strong and dynamic policy formulation process that will allow the system to meet new challenges. The Minister for Education and Science, Mr Batt O’Keeffe, T.D.