IT should come as no surprise to learn that both our universities do not rank well in the Times Higher Education good university guide. Queen's is ranked 35th and the University of Ulster 55th.
I gather the university is now having to go cap-in-hand for a loan of an additional £150m from the European Investment Bank.
It would be useful if some enlightened individual could give a plausible explanation and the benefits to the surrounding area.
Lisburn, Co Antrim