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From TheJournal.ie Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital Mumps

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years Metoo

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two UCD staff members disciplined after allegations of sexual misconduct Universities

Two UCD staff members disciplined after allegations of sexual misconduct Exclusive

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

From TheJournal.ie 45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance Action Plan This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise' Education

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students International Students

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

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

From TheJournal.ie University ranking tables are flawed and should not be taken so seriously - report Education

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

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

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe? Factcheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Ireland's top universities are making from student contributions College Costs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Mayor throws weight behind 'What's in the Powder?' drugs campaign Awareness

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

The initiative is aimed at increasing awareness levels around drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Scholarships for virgins: 'Abstaining from sex will change my future' South Africa

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

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

From TheJournal.ie TCD, UCD and UCC are all down in the latest world rankings QS University Rankings

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

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

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 Poll: Should high achieving Leaving Cert students get preference for campus accommodation? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Should those who got high points get special treatment?

From TheJournal.ie Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

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

Plus: How many bananas come into Ireland every week?

From TheJournal.ie Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food Money For Scientists

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out Education

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

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

From TheJournal.ie University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion UL

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

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

From TheJournal.ie All third-level graduates to get vote as part of Seanad reforms agreed by Cabinet Seanad Reform

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 'young universities' Third Level

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Technological Universities to be created in higher education shake-up Education

Technological Universities to be created in higher education shake-up

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

From TheJournal.ie 55 public-paid educators earning more than the Taoiseach Public Pay

55 public-paid educators earning more than the Taoiseach

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

From TheJournal.ie Students lash out at plans to change law on universities Universities

Students lash out at plans to change law on universities

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish universities fail to make Top 100 list Education

Irish universities fail to make Top 100 list

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives Opinion

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

‘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.

From TheJournal.ie Students’ college fees could rocket within two years Fees

Students’ college fees could rocket within two years

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

From TheJournal.ie Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll Fees

Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll

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

From TheJournal.ie Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance Universities

Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance

The Times Higher Education world reputation rankings failed to feature an Irish university – but the Education Minister indicated this is not a cause for concern.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disgraceful': Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut Pay Cap

'Disgraceful': Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut

A number of university heads have reportedly ignored requests to reduce their pay below €200,000.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support Opinion

Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support

Irish universities fell out of the top 100 institutions rankings today but, writes Stephen Donnelly TD, without a bold, ambitious vision from Government they’ll never get back into them.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Irish colleges miss out in list of top 100 reputable universities Universities

Irish colleges miss out in list of top 100 reputable universities

The latest Times Higher Education rankings, ranking colleges by reputation, do not include Irish institutions in their top 100.

From TheJournal.ie New rules will require colleges to merge or lose funding Education

New rules will require colleges to merge or lose funding

Plans published by the Higher Education Authority will ask small colleges to merge with bigger ones or face the financial chop.

From TheJournal.ie TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees College Fees

TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees

Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell said a monthly direct debit system would ease pressure on families.

From TheJournal.ie Three more ITs to seek 'technological university' status Education

Three more ITs to seek 'technological university' status

Institutes of Technology in Cork, Tralee and Limerick are joining the rush to win a new type of university status.

From TheJournal.ie €1million energy research announced by Government Energy

€1million energy research announced by Government

It’s hoped the contracts will help establish Ireland as a key location for the ‘green economy’.

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