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Generational Differences in Opinion

Many older Irish members of academia remember well Ireland’s not-so-good-old days—which some say is an advantage. “There is a lot of black humor around this crisis about who’s going to shut the lights off and lock the doors,” says Catharine Curran-Kelly, an associate professor of marketing at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business, who spent six months in 2011 in Ireland as a Fulbright scholar at University College Dublin in the business faculty and who herself holds Irish citizenship. “They feel the Irish have always struggled and they will get through this, too. They are wonderful at this. They have a fatalism that ‘this is the way it is’ and they will endure it until it goes away. They seem to have accepted the pay cuts. American faculty would have screamed. [The Irish faculty] also have an infectious optimism.” But Irish youth may be less forgiving. Many university students

will leave the country, education reform or no, says Mealy’s classmate, Kara Connolly, a fourth-year Trinity student getting joint degrees in business and political science. “I’m going to Melbourne in Australia,” says Connolly. “Most Irish students go away for a few years after graduation; it’s part of Irish culture to do travels and there’s not much going on here now. Many of my friends are moving to London. Almost everyone I know is trying to get out. I don’t think they will come back. You’d be paying so much money in taxes. Generally, students in our generation are [unhappy] that they have to work really hard to make any decent standard of living and are paying for the errors of previous generations.” “Our generation feels no pull of the motherland anymore,” says Mealy, who spent his third year as an undergraduate studying abroad at the University of California, Berkeley. “I feel as much Californian as Irish.”

serious economic trouble could present an insoluble challenge to the Eurozone. Italy is, however, at least in the fortunate position of having a strong underlying economy. It is a far more recent casualty of the financial crisis than many other European economies, having only suffered excessive debt concerns beginning in mid-2011. “Italy has no bubbles, private debt is under control, and the Italian economy is still pretty sound,” says James Walston, associate professor of international relations at American University of Rome. “That makes Italy in a better position, once they have settled their political issues, to weather the crisis.”
Yet given it is one of the most affluent and largest countries in Western Europe, some see its higher education sector as an underperformer, hobbled by an insular, inefficient, and bureaucratic—some

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Italy: A Giant Struggles to Reform
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might say Byzantine—system. Despite being ten times as populated as Ireland, it had no universities in the Times Higher Education survey’s top 200 institutions in 2011–12, compared to Ireland’s two. Roughly 80 percent of its universities are public and many of those are behemoths. The public University of Rome had almost 200,000 students until it was split and two other public universities—University of Rome Tor Vergata and Roma Tre University —were founded in 1982 and 1992, respectively. Even so, it still has an enrollment of more than 100,000, Walston says. By contrast, private and religious higher education institutions benefit from lower enrollment numbers and correspondingly lower overhead through less staff and administration, says Walston: “They tend to be more efficiently managed and tend to have a quality of teaching that is higher and a more selective admission of students.”

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Pathfinders
IUPUI—Choosing Partners Carefully for an Urban Research University
Education Abroad
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