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# Universities

This year
Student accommodation to house thousands of refugees for second summer
Up to 5,000 empty student beds will be used to accommodate refugees from Ukraine and other countries.
Last year
Government to part-fund 700 student beds to be let at reduced rates under new plans
Higher Education Minister Simon Harris is proposing partially funding the construction of student accommodation for three colleges.
College lecturers facing admin 'Groundhog Day' due to late release of Leaving Cert results
First year students in most colleges will be starting term several weeks late due to the late release of CAO offers.
All time
Pop-up Covid vaccination clinics open as thousands of students start college
The clinics will open at over 15 campuses today.
Simon Harris warns universities over sexual harassment cases as he speaks of increased funding
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Apprenticeships are changing – but attitudes to them need to catch up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two UCD staff members disciplined after allegations of sexual misconduct
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
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'
Trinity College Dublin has lost its place in the top 100 universities.
Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students
International students studying in Ireland are facing a myriad of problems.
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.
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?
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.
Dublin Mayor throws weight behind 'What's in the Powder?' drugs campaign
The initiative is aimed at increasing awareness levels around drugs.
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.
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.
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.
Poll: Should high achieving Leaving Cert students get preference for campus accommodation?
Should those who got high points get special treatment?
Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers
Plus: How many bananas come into Ireland every week?
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.