Mergers recommended in report on NS university system review

September 17, 2010

In his report on his assessment of Nova Scotia's university system, economist Tim O'Neill does not recommend large-scale restructuring of post-secondary institutions. However, the report does propose modest, strategic restructuring. For example, NSCAD should explore a merger and internal restructuring options, NSAC should consider integrating into Dal, and MSVU should explore a merger or significant affiliation with Dal or SMU. The report also proposes administrative integration to maximize savings. Other recommendations include restructuring student assistance, raising tuition fees, increasing research and commercialization, addressing infrastructure needs, and monitoring university performance and accountability through a report card. NS News Release | Report highlights | Read the full report