Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Department of Education and Skills
Higher Education Institutions
179. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 88 of 23 January 2019, if there has been progress with the plans for the future campus development plan for Maynooth University; if there has been progress with the application by Maynooth University for funding under the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30102/19]
An assessment team led by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has been considering the applications to the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund, including the Maynooth University proposal in relation to the development of the Technology, Society and Innovation Building. The assessment process is now nearing completion and a decision in relation to the Maynooth University application will be communicated to the Institution in the near future.
In making decisions on projects to be funded, account will be taken of the balance of projects across the sector as a whole and the advancement of system-wide objectives.