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Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance
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Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance

Apr 28th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,220 Views 6 Comments

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.

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

Apr 5th 2012, 7:49 AM 6,231 Views 25 Comments

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

Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support
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Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support

Mar 15th 2012, 1:17 PM 21 Views 38 Comments

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.

Irish colleges miss out in list of top 100 reputable universities
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Irish colleges miss out in list of top 100 reputable universities

Mar 15th 2012, 8:38 AM 6,744 Views 50 Comments

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

New rules will require colleges to merge or lose funding
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New rules will require colleges to merge or lose funding

Feb 13th 2012, 9:19 AM 2,710 Views 9 Comments

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

TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees
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TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees

Feb 6th 2012, 5:52 PM 2,222 Views 26 Comments

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

Three more ITs to seek 'technological university' status
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Three more ITs to seek 'technological university' status

Jan 31st 2012, 9:09 AM 2,905 Views 9 Comments

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

€1million energy research announced by Government
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€1million energy research announced by Government

Jan 29th 2012, 4:33 PM 2,616 Views 17 Comments

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

Five ITs in 'advanced' discussions on technological university
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Five ITs in 'advanced' discussions on technological university

Jan 23rd 2012, 3:04 PM 3,992 Views 19 Comments

Institutes in Athlone, Dundalk, Galway-Mayo, Letterkenny and Sligo confirm their hopes to form a common university.

Column: Cutting grants isn’t just bad for students – it’s bad for Ireland
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Column: Cutting grants isn’t just bad for students – it’s bad for Ireland

Nov 22nd 2011, 8:30 PM 56 Views 21 Comments

The boom taught us the danger of ignoring inconvenient truths, writes Miles Link – so what are we doing with cuts to the universities?

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

Nov 22nd 2011, 1:18 PM 2,361 Views 12 Comments

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

Column: Time to end this ridiculous student fees stalemate
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Column: Time to end this ridiculous student fees stalemate

Nov 16th 2011, 12:30 PM 72 Views 49 Comments

Neither side is helping in the debate around college fees – and young people are the losers, writes former student union official Ian Power.

Report expected to make the case for capping places in college
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Report expected to make the case for capping places in college

Nov 8th 2011, 10:06 AM 835 Views 21 Comments

Ruairí Quinn is set to receive a report outlining the need for student numbers to be capped in order to avoid the return of fees.

Poll: Should far-right groups be given a platform to speak?
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Poll: Should far-right groups be given a platform to speak?

Oct 15th 2011, 12:11 PM 4,509 Views 197 Comments

Nick Griffin’s invite to a college debate has been withdrawn over safety fears. But should similar figures be invited in the first place?

Trinity society withdraws invite to BNP leader Nick Griffin
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Trinity society withdraws invite to BNP leader Nick Griffin

Oct 14th 2011, 2:17 PM 2,413 Views 61 Comments

The Phil had invited the controversial MEP to participate in a debate next week, but withdrew the invite after student protests.

Irish universities fall in latest international rankings
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Irish universities fall in latest international rankings

Oct 6th 2011, 10:30 AM 1,533 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Sep 21st 2011, 12:42 PM 1,423 Views 7 Comments

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

Students win new independent appeals process for university grants
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Students win new independent appeals process for university grants

Sep 19th 2011, 7:51 AM 844 Views 0 Comments

The Union of Students in Ireland has hailed the establishment of a central appeals board by minister Ruairí Quinn.

Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak at Trinity debate
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Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak at Trinity debate

Sep 15th 2011, 12:22 PM 1,630 Views 61 Comments

Griffin has been invited address students about immigration – but some are calling on the university to cancel the event.

Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced?
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Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced?

Sep 6th 2011, 10:01 AM 2,824 Views 50 Comments

Academics have said that Irish universities face a “speedy decline” if fees are not brought back. So what do you think?

TCD fifteenth in the world when it comes to maths
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TCD fifteenth in the world when it comes to maths

Jul 5th 2011, 1:27 PM 1,012 Views 15 Comments

Irish universities have fared very well in maths and engineering…

One in ten UCD staff on six figure salaries- report
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One in ten UCD staff on six figure salaries- report

Jun 26th 2011, 3:26 PM 1,191 Views 22 Comments

Records reveal that some staff at some universities earn in excess of €200,000.

Over €1m wasted on postage due to out-of-date Seanad registers
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Over €1m wasted on postage due to out-of-date Seanad registers

Mar 24th 2011, 4:10 PM 1,175 Views 0 Comments

Candidates for the Seanad’s University panels claim the voting register is badly out of date – wasting thousands in postage costs.

UCD registrar appointed new President of NUI Maynooth
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UCD registrar appointed new President of NUI Maynooth

Feb 16th 2011, 6:16 PM 2,133 Views 0 Comments

Philip Nolan will become the president of NUI Maynooth in August, succeeding John Hughes who stepped down last year.

New education report recommends return of tuition fees
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New education report recommends return of tuition fees

Jan 11th 2011, 7:19 PM 851 Views 0 Comments

The National Strategy for Higher Education advocates a combination of up-front fees and deferred payments.

Students to take to the streets over increase in college fees
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Students to take to the streets over increase in college fees

Nov 3rd 2010, 8:35 AM 904 Views 0 Comments

Up to 25,000 students expected to march in Dublin city centre in protest over planned increase in registration fees.