Thursday, 9 July 2009
Dáil Eireann Debate
1250. Deputy Arthur Morgan asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of people enlisted in third level courses in agriculture, fisheries and food for 2009; the number of people enlisted in third level courses in agriculture, fisheries and food in each year for the past ten years; the funding and subsidies available to colleges for the provision of these courses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30144/09]
Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): The number of students enrolled in universities and Institutes of Technology in agriculture, fisheries and food courses in the academic years 1998/1999 to 2007/2008 is included in the table. Final numbers of students taking these courses in the current academic year is not yet available. It should also be noted that graduates from other disciplines may also find employment in these industries.
Standard funding arrangements and supports apply to courses in the agricultural, fisheries and food-processing disciplines, with funding allocated in the normal manner through the Higher Education Authority’s Recurrent Grant Allocation Model.
|University (Level 8)||1,498||1,493||1,457||1,325||1,234||1,204||921||871||616||876|
|IoTs (Level 6-8)||—||—||429||509||684||857||849||767||812||850|
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