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#Higher Education

# higher-education - Monday 27 April, 2020

Minister reminds that SUSI grants and other student funds continue as more applications expected

There is a focus on student learner needs and wellbeing at the moment.

# higher-education - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

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

Online exams or rescheduled exams will take place instead.

# higher-education - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment

The Department of Education has funded the nationwide project.

# higher-education - Sunday 5 January, 2020

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

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

# higher-education - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review

A 2015 review found several institutions had no public appointment or tendering procedure for the employment of chaplains.

# higher-education - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

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.

# higher-education - Friday 18 January, 2019

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.

# higher-education - Friday 14 December, 2018

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

# higher-education - Thursday 4 October, 2018

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.

# higher-education - Thursday 1 February, 2018

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.

# higher-education - Monday 17 July, 2017

Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly

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

# higher-education - Sunday 18 September, 2016

'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.”

# higher-education - Monday 11 July, 2016

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.

# higher-education - Thursday 24 March, 2016

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.

# higher-education - Monday 21 December, 2015

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.

# higher-education - Sunday 16 August, 2015

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.

# higher-education - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

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.

# higher-education - Monday 20 July, 2015

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.

# higher-education - Monday 22 June, 2015

Academics at Irish colleges stressed over 'flex' hours contracts

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

# higher-education - Sunday 10 May, 2015

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.

# higher-education - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

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.

# higher-education - Monday 24 November, 2014

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.

# higher-education - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Just one Irish university makes top 200 in world rankings

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

# higher-education - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

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.

# higher-education - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

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”.

# higher-education - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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.

# higher-education - Thursday 8 May, 2014

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

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

# higher-education - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

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.

# higher-education - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

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.

# higher-education - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

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.

# higher-education - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

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.

# higher-education - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

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.

# higher-education - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

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

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

# higher-education - Saturday 11 August, 2012

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.

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?

# higher-education - Friday 24 February, 2012

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.

# higher-education - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

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.

# higher-education - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

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.

# higher-education - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

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.

# higher-education - Thursday 6 October, 2011

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.

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