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Simon Harris warns universities over sexual harassment cases as he speaks of increased funding
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Simon Harris warns universities over sexual harassment cases as he speaks of increased funding

Dec 30th 2020, 11:48 AM 12,899 Views 22 Comments

Harris said Irish institutions needed to do more to tackle sexual harassment.

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin says UCD policies on harassment need to be victim-centred
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Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin says UCD policies on harassment need to be victim-centred

Sep 8th 2020, 11:05 AM 30,237 Views 40 Comments

Dr Ní Shúilleabháin revealed last weekend that she had been subjected to regular harassment by a professor at UCD.

Harvard and MIT file legal action over new Trump administration rule on international student visas
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Harvard and MIT file legal action over new Trump administration rule on international student visas

Jul 8th 2020, 10:41 PM 23,864 Views 0 Comments

Trump is pushing universities and schools to fully open when the new academic year starts in September.

Universities face huge losses as thousands of international students delay accepting course offers
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Universities face huge losses as thousands of international students delay accepting course offers

Jun 21st 2020, 11:00 AM 38,047 Views 45 Comments

Some universities are offering online only study options but others will require the students to move to Ireland for their course.

Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic
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Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 8th 2020, 12:15 AM 37,719 Views 33 Comments

Online exams or rescheduled exams will take place instead.

'This is just the tipping point': The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade
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'This is just the tipping point': The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade

Feb 23rd 2020, 9:30 AM 32,492 Views 113 Comments

Students protested this week in UCD on more than one occasion about the high cost of rent.

Postgrad researchers are vulnerable to abuse, campaigners warn
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Postgrad researchers are vulnerable to abuse, campaigners warn

Feb 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 15,774 Views 5 Comments

Student reps say there is an “abusable culture” in academia and those suffering bullying are afraid to speak out.

Want to be a CGI wizard, sous chef or finance specialist? There's now an apprenticeship for that
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Want to be a CGI wizard, sous chef or finance specialist? There's now an apprenticeship for that

Jan 17th 2020, 9:56 AM 700 Views 0 Comments

Apprenticeships are changing – but attitudes to them need to catch up.

Women-only professorships 'not discriminating against men', says Mitchell O'Connor
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Women-only professorships 'not discriminating against men', says Mitchell O'Connor

Jan 5th 2020, 2:25 PM 33,223 Views 168 Comments

20 female-only professorships are expected to be in place by September this year.

Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital
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Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital

Oct 25th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,357 Views 18 Comments

In September, Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified of 69 cases of mumps.

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Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

Jun 19th 2019, 9:02 AM 30,241 Views 48 Comments

Trinity was again the top Irish institution but failed to break the top 100.

Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years
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Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years

Feb 17th 2019, 9:30 AM 32,323 Views 19 Comments

There were no reports of sexual assault by students in half of Irish colleges between 2012 and 2018.

Two UCD staff members disciplined after allegations of sexual misconduct
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Two UCD staff members disciplined after allegations of sexual misconduct

Feb 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 59,057 Views 30 Comments

The number of official complaints received by universities in recent years “cannot paint the full picture”, activists say.

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance
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45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance

Nov 12th 2018, 1:16 PM 29,804 Views 150 Comments

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the positions will be for world-class academics and are not ‘easy jobs’.

Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise'
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Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise'

Jun 6th 2018, 9:53 PM 27,886 Views 44 Comments

Trinity College Dublin has lost its place in the top 100 universities.

Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students
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Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students

May 28th 2017, 6:45 AM 14,212 Views 8 Comments

International students studying in Ireland are facing a myriad of problems.

University ranking tables are flawed and should not be taken so seriously - report
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University ranking tables are flawed and should not be taken so seriously - report

Dec 15th 2016, 9:58 AM 8,273 Views 14 Comments

A new report states that education of students should be focused on in the rankings.

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe?
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FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe?

Sep 25th 2016, 9:30 PM 74,138 Views 64 Comments

Junior Minister Eoghan Murphy made an effort to impress international viewers on CNBC this week. But did he over-state the case?

Here's what Ireland's top universities are making from student contributions
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Here's what Ireland's top universities are making from student contributions

Aug 14th 2016, 8:30 AM 17,005 Views 26 Comments

The burden on students has gone up and up over the last six years.

Dublin Mayor throws weight behind 'What's in the Powder?' drugs campaign
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Dublin Mayor throws weight behind 'What's in the Powder?' drugs campaign

Apr 1st 2016, 6:05 AM 14,869 Views 35 Comments

The initiative is aimed at increasing awareness levels around drugs.

Scholarships for virgins: 'Abstaining from sex will change my future'
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Scholarships for virgins: 'Abstaining from sex will change my future'

Mar 13th 2016, 12:01 PM 22,894 Views 23 Comments

One South African mayor is offering scholarships to female students who can prove they are virgins.

TCD, UCD and UCC are all down in the latest world rankings
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TCD, UCD and UCC are all down in the latest world rankings

Sep 15th 2015, 6:10 AM 24,804 Views 31 Comments

Only one Irish university made the top 100, but four have risen up the rankings.

What value are we putting on higher education?
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What value are we putting on higher education?

May 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 839 Views 45 Comments

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

Poll: Should high achieving Leaving Cert students get preference for campus accommodation?
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Poll: Should high achieving Leaving Cert students get preference for campus accommodation?

Aug 17th 2014, 10:09 AM 20,528 Views 90 Comments

Should those who got high points get special treatment?

Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers
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Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

May 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 10,696 Views 6 Comments

Plus: How many bananas come into Ireland every week?

Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food
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Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food

Apr 30th 2014, 9:35 AM 4,282 Views 4 Comments

The €47 million in funding will support 200 researcher positions and 36 research projects.

University of Limerick has most new sign ups to 'Sugar Daddy' dating site
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University of Limerick has most new sign ups to 'Sugar Daddy' dating site

Jan 27th 2014, 10:12 AM 52,722 Views 115 Comments

More and more Irish students are seeking help to pay college fees.

New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out
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New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out

Dec 28th 2013, 5:23 PM 10,855 Views 41 Comments

The report — part of a new initiative from the HEA — gives detailed profiles of institutions. The authority insists it’s not a “ranking system”.

University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion
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University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion

Dec 9th 2013, 11:29 AM 16,789 Views 43 Comments

The plan includes a new city centre campus, facilities at University Hospital Limerick and a team training centre for Munster Rugby.

All third-level graduates to get vote as part of Seanad reforms agreed by Cabinet
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All third-level graduates to get vote as part of Seanad reforms agreed by Cabinet

Nov 26th 2013, 6:44 PM 7,098 Views 54 Comments

The government has not as yet considered any further reforms to the Seanad.

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

Aug 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 78 Views 11 Comments

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.

Irish universities are the worst in the world at attracting business funding
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Irish universities are the worst in the world at attracting business funding

Aug 12th 2013, 8:36 AM 6,981 Views 32 Comments

A new study saw universities in South Korea come out on top with businesses investing about €72,959 in each scholar to carry out research on their behalf.

Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 'young universities'
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Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 'young universities'

Jun 20th 2013, 8:41 AM 17,990 Views 56 Comments

NUI Maynooth and DCU make the Times’ annual list, while South Korean universities take up two of the top three slots.

Technological Universities to be created in higher education shake-up
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Technological Universities to be created in higher education shake-up

May 30th 2013, 11:11 AM 7,281 Views 39 Comments

The details of the re-organisation of the country’s higher education sector were announced by Minister Ruairí Quinn this morning.

55 public-paid educators earning more than the Taoiseach
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55 public-paid educators earning more than the Taoiseach

May 18th 2013, 7:45 AM 15,608 Views 66 Comments

Figures released by Ruairí Quinn show that 55 people under the remit of the Dept of Education earn over €200,000 a year.

Students lash out at plans to change law on universities
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Students lash out at plans to change law on universities

Jan 30th 2013, 9:58 PM 14,158 Views 20 Comments

Five students’ unions believe allowing the government to control pay rates will also mean controlled curricula.

Irish universities fail to make Top 100 list
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Irish universities fail to make Top 100 list

Oct 3rd 2012, 10:02 PM 14,759 Views 49 Comments

Neither made the Top 100 but who came out on top between TCD and UCD?

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives
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Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives

Aug 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 372 Views 44 Comments

‘Radical’ new proposals for interviews are really a return to the past, writes Joanna Tuffy TD. Instead, we need a much wider debate on third level education.

Students’ college fees could rocket within two years
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Students’ college fees could rocket within two years

May 24th 2012, 9:43 AM 2,399 Views 15 Comments

The Higher Education Authority says surging demands on the education system could mean fees could be doubled or more.

Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll
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Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll

May 23rd 2012, 5:49 PM 3,620 Views 37 Comments

The union’s members have voted in favour of maintaining the USI’s current position in campaigning for fully Exchequer-funded fees.

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