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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 172.  Deputy Jack Wall Information on Jack Wall Zoom on Jack Wall  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  if he is satisfied with the number of degree courses in oil and gas exploration in universities here; if he has plans to address this position; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16112/12]

[766]Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn Universities are autonomous institutions and my Department does not have any function in relation to decisions concerning course provision.

Potential students have access to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in science and engineering disciplines many of which contain modules relevant to the field of oil and gas exploration. Details of science and engineering programmes offered in higher education institutions are available on the Qualifax website: www.qualifax.ie.


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