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From TheJournal.ie Strikes over pay and conditions to hit a number of third-level institutions University Pay

Strikes over pay and conditions to hit a number of third-level institutions

Lecturers in Irish third levels to picket in February, while those in Northern Ireland are in the middle of an eight-day dispute.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university' Impossible Search

Column: 'I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university'

Ilaina Khairulzaman had the choice of leaving Ireland or leaving academia.

From TheJournal.ie Going to university: 'It’s ridiculous in 2017, that grades define your path in life, and not your ability' Read Me

Going to university: 'It’s ridiculous in 2017, that grades define your path in life, and not your ability'

Our Leaving Certificate system terrorises far too many, scarring them with insecurities and locking them out of educational progression, writes Declan Lavin.

From TheJournal.ie 'Thanks to books, I feel free': The man with the most degrees in history Luciano Baietti

'Thanks to books, I feel free': The man with the most degrees in history

“Thanks to books, I feel free. After all, the words share the same root,” he says, referring to the Italian words libro (book) and libero (free).

From TheJournal.ie Irish professor to become the first woman to run Oxford University in 785 years Success Story

These Amazon reviews of a 'Women's Sexy PhD Costume' are the greatest

“This is a sexy BA at best.”

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it's perpetuating disadvantage Education

Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it's perpetuating disadvantage

We believe university places should be awarded to students based on the ranking they achieved within their school, not their national ranking.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Philosophy for kids? It's absolutely essential for the classroom Brain Food

Opinion: Philosophy for kids? It's absolutely essential for the classroom

Let’s teach children how to think – not what to think.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense Points For Sports

Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense

We live in a society, not just an economy – and giving additional points to people for accomplishments beyond the academic makes sense, write Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Is Facebook an 'infectious disease that will die out'? Viral

Is Facebook an 'infectious disease that will die out'?

Two PhD candidates at Princeton University seem to think so.

From TheJournal.ie A smartphone will soon help you do physio exercises Smart Move

A smartphone will soon help you do physio exercises

Research at CLARITY project in UCD shows how smartphone can be used as a sensor to advise if you’re doing it right… or wrong.

From TheJournal.ie "We all have a particular talent - but it's one with a bad reputation" Gifted Kids

"We all have a particular talent - but it's one with a bad reputation"

Every year, thousands of academically above-average students attend the Centre for Talented Youth in DCU. Here, four teenagers explains what it means to them.

From TheJournal.ie Good news for people who were unpopular in school Siblings

Good news for people who were unpopular in school

It’s not you, it’s your family, that tends to influence your place in the world later on – so says new study.

From TheJournal.ie Kids who do well on this test may have unrealised potential Spatial Success

Kids who do well on this test may have unrealised potential

Spatial intelligence not as prized by traditional academia as verbal and math scores – but it should be.

From TheJournal.ie Two Chinese teens take their own lives over unfinished homework: reports China

Two Chinese teens take their own lives over unfinished homework: reports

The boys, aged 15 and 13, died in separate incidents – with the high school workload reportedly to blame.

From TheJournal.ie College offers online course in what it means to be Irish Identity

College offers online course in what it means to be Irish

Free open online course allows students here – and abroad – to explore Irish identity.

From TheJournal.ie How birth date affects future success Birthday

How birth date affects future success

Researchers in the US have made further connections between when you are born within the academic year and the chances of dropping out of school.

From The42 Champions League Group A preview: Unbeaten Porto welcome Kiev as PSG go east Euro Vision

Champions League Group A preview: Unbeaten Porto welcome Kiev as PSG go east

Dinamo Zagreb welcome Carlo Ancelotti’s Ligue 1 side.

From TheJournal.ie Overseas students attending University of Limerick set to spend €15 million Economy

Overseas students attending University of Limerick set to spend €15 million

The 2,200-plus international students who are set attend the university this year are expected to spend between €7,000-12,000 each.

From TheJournal.ie DCU gets €5m to investigate violent political extremism online Research

DCU gets €5m to investigate violent political extremism online

The research will look at the activities of violent jihadists, nationalist-separatists and extreme right-wing groups on the internet.

From TheJournal.ie Hungarian president accused of plagiarising doctoral thesis Hungary

Hungarian president accused of plagiarising doctoral thesis

Hungary’s leading economic weekly has accused the president of copying almost all of his PhD thesis.

Proven – men DON’T think about sex every few seconds

Proven – men DON’T think about sex every few seconds

A study asks college students to track their thoughts about sex – and find that we’re a lot less naughty than you’d think.

From TheJournal.ie One hundred university staff still paid more than €200,000 wage cap University Pay

One hundred university staff still paid more than €200,000 wage cap

Three top academics at Irish universities are each earning more than a quarter of a million euro a year.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert should be "blown up" Education

Leaving Cert should be "blown up"

Former head of UCD’s business schools adds his voice to criticism of ‘parrot-learning’ Leaving Certificate.

From TheJournal.ie German defence minister Guttenberg resigns over PhD plagiarism Germany

German defence minister Guttenberg resigns over PhD plagiarism

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg had become engulfed in a scandal surrounding his university doctorate.

From TheJournal.ie German defence minister accused of 'heavily plagiarising' PhD thesis Germany

German defence minister accused of 'heavily plagiarising' PhD thesis

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was given top marks for his 2006 thesis… but a newspaper believes it heavily plagiarised.