DUBLIN -- The Minister for Education and Science, Mary Hanafin, announced plans to establish a new statutory body, Education Ireland, to help attract overseas students. The window of opportunity is wide open for this kind of venture since the United States is punting students back across the ocean.
There is significant scope for expansion of the third level education uptake in Ireland. An inter-departmental report says that up to 15% of the projected 160,000 students in third-level education could come from overseas by 2010. The first year cohort in Tipperary Institute's multimedia degree programme exceeds that mark already.
Department of Education and Science -- "Internationalisation of Irish Educational Services"
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