Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Education and Skills
Third Level Data
314. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the five year projections for the income and expenditure of UCD; the value projections included regarding increased student accommodation rental income; if there is a projection for increased rental income; the percentage breakdown of the reasons for the increase, for example, more rooms, more beds in rooms, higher rents and so on; and if increased rental income will go directly to the university or to an agent subsidiary company. [3877/20]
Under the Universities Act 1997, it is the function of the governing authority to manage and control the affairs of the institution, including matters relating to the financial projections of the institution.
My Department allocates the recurrent funding to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) for direct disbursement to the HEA designated higher education institutions including Universities such as University College Dublin (UCD). As autonomous bodies, the internal disbursement of this funding is a matter for the individual institution and questions related to those matters may best be addressed by them.