Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Department of Education and Skills
Higher Education Authority Funding
196. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has received a request for funding for the renovation of the Kane Science Building in UCC; and the consideration given to it. [39380/19]
In the 2017 HEA Review of Higher Education Capital requirements, UCC had listed the Cork University Business School (CUBS) building as its first priority for funding, with the Kane Science Building listed as its third priority project.
The CUBS project has recently secured approval in principle for an allocation of €25m from my Department under the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund. This allocation, along with the proposed HE PPP building in CIT for which a planning application was recently lodged, shows the Government’s continued commitment under Project Ireland 2040 to higher education in the region.
My Department will continue to engage with UCC in relation to its campus development plans.