Irish technological universities and the binary divide: a qualitative study

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This article aims to examine and analyse the perceptions of senior policy-makers, lobby group representatives and both higher education academics and professional managers on the establishing of technological universities in Ireland, and its implications for the fabric of the Irish higher education system, in terms of the structure of the Irish higher education system, academic drift and the diversity of Irish higher education institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-656
Number of pages20
JournalHigher Education
Issue number4
Early online date4 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2020


  • Academic drift
  • Binary system
  • Differentiation
  • Diversity
  • Higher education
  • Mission drift
  • Technological universities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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