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# academia - Sunday 1 December, 2019

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.

# academia - Sunday 20 October, 2019

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.

# academia - Saturday 4 March, 2017

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.

# academia - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'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).

# academia - Thursday 28 May, 2015

# academia - Monday 3 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge These Amazon reviews of a 'Women's Sexy PhD Costume' are the greatest Doctor Doctor

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

“This is a sexy BA at best.”

# academia - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

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.

# academia - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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

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

# academia - Saturday 8 March, 2014

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.

# academia - Thursday 23 January, 2014

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

Two PhD candidates at Princeton University seem to think so.

# academia - Sunday 8 September, 2013

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.

# academia - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

"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.

# academia - Sunday 28 July, 2013

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.

# academia - Sunday 21 July, 2013

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.

# academia - Friday 3 May, 2013

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.

# academia - Thursday 11 April, 2013

College offers online course in what it means to be Irish

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

# academia - Sunday 17 February, 2013

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.

# academia - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

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.

# academia - Friday 19 October, 2012

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.

# academia - Sunday 24 June, 2012

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.

# academia - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Hungarian president accused of plagiarising doctoral thesis

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

# academia - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge 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.

# academia - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

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.

# academia - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Leaving Cert should be "blown up"

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

# academia - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

German defence minister Guttenberg resigns over PhD plagiarism

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

# academia - Thursday 17 February, 2011

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.