Battle begins at DCU and TCD

Ireland“Contenders for two of the biggest jobs in higher education – President of DCU and Provost of TCD – are already jockeying for position. The high-profile DCU president, Prof Ferdinand von Prondzynski, vacates his northside dacha next summer. And low-profile TCD Provost Prof John Hegarty (right) will vacate one of the State’s most exclusive addresses – 1, Grafton St – in 2011. Who’s in the running? At DCU, the contenders are expected to include UCD Vice President Philip Nolan, Colm Kearney of TCD, at least one member of von Prondzynski’s kitchen cabinet and a senior Irish academic currently in London …” (more)

[Irish Times, 28 April]

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