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#Higher Education

From TheJournal.ie Number of non-EEA students in Ireland reaches record level: here's where they're coming from International Students

Number of non-EEA students in Ireland reaches record level: here's where they're coming from

There has been a 45% increase in students from non-EEA countries since 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees Higher Education

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees

New figures show that Ireland’s undergraduate population has grown by 8% over the last five years.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future Opinion

Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future

I’m a single mother of four who was once homeless but now I’m working and studying for a degree. I want to let everyone know about An Cosán Virtual Community College, writes Róisín Kelly

From TheJournal.ie Mary Mitchell O'Connor on consent: If no means no and yes means yes, where does the confusion lie? Opinion

Mary Mitchell O'Connor on consent: If no means no and yes means yes, where does the confusion lie?

Minister for Higher Education says the statistics paint a picture of our third level institutions hot housing harassment and assault.

From TheJournal.ie More women than men are in full-time work after graduating - but they earn less over time Pay Gap

More women than men are in full-time work after graduating - but they earn less over time

The CSO and HEA released the report that monitored graduates from 2010 to 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly State Examinations

Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly

It comes after a report last week into universities found “unacceptable” financial practices.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Cinderella sector' of Irish education needs extra funding just as badly as our top universities Further Education

'The Cinderella sector' of Irish education needs extra funding just as badly as our top universities

“Even in high-tech companies you need non-graduate staff to fill a lot of roles within the company.”

From TheJournal.ie The future of third-level education could mean no fees All The Options

The future of third-level education could mean no fees

Alternatively, it might mean student loans. A new report by an expert group puts three options up for consideration.

From TheJournal.ie Should businesses help to fund higher education? The TUI thinks so Cold Hard Cash This post contains a poll

Should businesses help to fund higher education? The TUI thinks so

The union said a 1% levy on profits could be used to remove the €3,000 student registration fee.

From TheJournal.ie Students loaded with loans are less free to conduct their lives in the way they wish. It's a bad idea Column

Students loaded with loans are less free to conduct their lives in the way they wish. It's a bad idea

We know very well the negative consequences of a student loan system. Just look at the United States, writes Julien Mercille.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the PR machine - how Ireland's top universities recruit Chinese students Come On Over

Inside the PR machine - how Ireland's top universities recruit Chinese students

International tuition fees have become an important source of revenue for cash-strapped Irish universities.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager in direct provision gets 575 points, but can't afford college fees Leaving Cert

Teenager in direct provision gets 575 points, but can't afford college fees

Anna Kern and her mother moved to Ireland from Ukraine in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's first ever female minister has a new job Girls And Boys

Ireland's first ever female minister has a new job

An independent panel, chaired by former European Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, is to investigate the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Academics at Irish colleges stressed over 'flex' hours contracts Enough Is Enough

Academics at Irish colleges stressed over 'flex' hours contracts

Union says academics’ working hours are far greater than established norms.

From TheJournal.ie What value are we putting on higher education? Opinion

What value are we putting on higher education?

Demand for education expanded during the crisis and it looks set to grow further. We must respond proactively.

From TheJournal.ie College lecturers accused of not doing enough to include students with disabilities Higher Education

College lecturers accused of not doing enough to include students with disabilities

A new report also found that less deaf students are now attending college in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Half of parents don't know how to advise their children on further education College Ready

Half of parents don't know how to advise their children on further education

A new survey has also found that the majority want them to progress to higher education.

From TheJournal.ie Just one Irish university makes top 200 in world rankings Edumacashional

Just one Irish university makes top 200 in world rankings

The Higher Education Authority said that Ireland is now at a “tipping point”.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity College down ten points in world university rankings Trinners For...oh

Trinity College down ten points in world university rankings

Ireland’s top ranked institution is now 71st in the world, while two universities in the UK have moved up in the top ten.

From TheJournal.ie 99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17 Education

99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17

A report from the Higher Education Authority says we “urgently need to tap into the deep reservoirs of disadvantage”.

From TheJournal.ie First ever performance review of Ireland's higher education system now published Results

First ever performance review of Ireland's higher education system now published

It found that half of 30-34 year olds have third level qualifications, the highest level in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie 'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA Hierarchy

'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA

The minimum grade requirement for job applicants is different depending where someone graduated.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish universities CAN attract more big business funding – here's how Opinion

Column: Irish universities CAN attract more big business funding – here's how

Irish universities have been identified as the worst in the world at attracting industry funding, but it doesn’t have to be that way, writes Barry Heavey.

From TheJournal.ie 118 students still awaiting decision for last year's college grant Student Grants

118 students still awaiting decision for last year's college grant

SUSI authorities say dozens of students haven’t been ruled on from last year – leaving them in limbo for their college future.

From TheJournal.ie EU groups calls for compulsory training for university professors Higher Education

EU groups calls for compulsory training for university professors

The EU group chaired by former president Mary McAleese recommended certified and continuous training for university teaching staff.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote

Today’s business at Leinster House will include a debate on employment rights for immigrants of questionable working status.

From TheJournal.ie Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice' Student Grants

Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice'

South Tipperary County Council says it decided not to link grant payments with the household charge after looking more closely.

From TheJournal.ie 'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students Congratulations

'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students

Leaving Cert results are being issued to over 55,800 students around Ireland today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property?

Fine Gael TDs are threatening a revolt over plans to consider the value of family farmland when considering a grant application.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them Student Grants

Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them

A number of TDs – including a cabinet minister – are opposed to planned changes to grant criteria. So what’s going on?

From The42 NUI Maynooth and DCU set for Sigerson showdown College Football

NUI Maynooth and DCU set for Sigerson showdown

It’s Kildare v Dublin in the Higher Education final at Parnell Park tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Junior minister: 'Ireland is 6th in the world for universities' College Rankings

Junior minister: 'Ireland is 6th in the world for universities'

Seán Sherlock reckons Ireland’s performance in university rankings puts us 6th in the world, when countries are ranked by GDP.

From TheJournal.ie Students march against reintroduction of fees Student Protest This post contains videos

Students march against reintroduction of fees

Tens of thousands of students marched through the streets of the capital today – protesting against the possible reintroduction of third level fees or cutting of maintenance grants.

From TheJournal.ie Students brand government 'liars' over tuition fee promises Third Level Fees

Students brand government 'liars' over tuition fee promises

The Union of Students in Ireland has launched a new campaign to prevent further increases in college fees.

From TheJournal.ie Irish universities fall in latest international rankings Universities

Irish universities fall in latest international rankings

Department of Education says it still draws encouragement from the fact that two are in the top 200.

From TheJournal.ie Government clarifies stance on proposed ‘technological university’ for Waterford University

Government clarifies stance on proposed ‘technological university’ for Waterford

The government says it hasn’t yet decided whether to give a university to the south-east – but that it’s speeding up a review.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn insists: I don't want to bring back third-level fees

Quinn insists: I don't want to bring back third-level fees

The Minister for Education wants to minimise the burdens to third level – but warns that Ireland has “lost its cheque book”.