NUI Galway appoints new VP for research

Posted in Governance and administration, Research on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“NUI Galway has appointed Prof Lokesh Joshi as its new vice president for research, effective immediately. Prof Joshi joined the university in 2007 as a Science Foundation Ireland Stokes Professor of Glycoscience …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 31 January]

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My university life as a woman professor

Posted in Life on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“As the debate around female representation in academia continues, Sally Tomlinson recalls some revealing moments and encounters from her own career trajectory …” (more)

[Guardian Professional, 31 January]

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David Cameron Urged To Remove International Students From Migration Figures

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“David Cameron has been urged to put an end to overseas students being included in migration targets in order to reconcile tensions and encourage internationals to study in the UK …” (more)

[Lucy Sherriff, Huffington Post, 31 January]

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Open Access: journey without end?

Posted in Research on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“The Science and Technology Committee of the House of Lords, the second chamber in the UK parliament, met this week to hear evidence from various stakeholders on the implementation of government’s policy on open access …” (more)

[Stephen Curry, Reciprocal Space, 31 January]

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 31st, 2013 by steve

Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of Student Universal Support Ireland applicants that were informed they were awarded maintenance grants or fees only to find out later that they were awarded in error resulting in the withdrawal of their offer; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 30 January]

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Engineering talent in Ireland must be recognised, built on and fostered, IRC chair says

Posted in Research on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“Prof Orla Feely, the chair of the Irish Research Council, recognises that much work remains on building up Ireland’s numbers in the areas of ICT and STEM talent, but she is optimistic that good progress is being made …” (more)

[Ann O’Dea, Silicon Republic, 31 January]

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Concern over campus revamp delay

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“Belfast council has expressed concern at the length of time planners are taking to make a decision on a proposed £250 million redevelopment of the University of Ulster’s city campus …” (more)

[Herald, 31 December]

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Using Google Hangouts for Higher Education blogs and workshops

Posted in Research on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“… Google+ and its video chat service Google Hangouts offer enormous potential for academics and researchers to connect and collaborate, writes Amy Mollett as she shares some of the ways that LSE Review of Books plans to use this new social platform …” (more)

[Impact of Social Sciences, 31 January]

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The best of Europe

Posted in Research on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“I have to say that is not without some relief that I have left the country and come to Brussels for a grading meeting for the European Research Council. I know that I have banged on before about how great the ERC is …” (more)

[Mary Beard, A Don’s Life, 31 January]

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Student loan system suggested by IMF

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“The International Monetary Fund has suggested the Government take the radical step of introducing a loan scheme for third-level students within two years …” (more)

[Harry McGee, Irish Times, 31 January]

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UCC tech centre for medics to be first in Europe

Posted in Research on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“An Irish university has unveiled plans to build a multi-million-euro world-class research centre to develop cutting-edge technology for training 21st-century medics …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 31 January]

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Commercial pressure led to rushed job on for-profit title award

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“The government decision to approve the UK’s first for-profit university was hurried through to help meet a deadline in its sale to a private equity firm, a document obtained by Times Higher Education suggests …” (more)

[John Morgan, Times Higher Education, 31 January]

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‘Outside the ring-fence, beyond Haldane, the big bucks should stop with the state’

Posted in Research on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“The government has a legitimate role in deciding where approximately £1.5 billion of capital funding outside the science ring-fence should be spent, David Willetts has insisted …” (more)

[Elizabeth Gibney, Times Higher Education, 31 January]

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ESRI disputes CSO figures on public and private pay

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“The Central Statistics Office has significantly underestimated the premium public sector workers earn over their private sector counterparts, an ESRI paper has stated …” (more)

[Dan O’Brien, Irish Times, 31 January]

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Bertie’s man in DIT’s Ireland-China tie-up

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“Readers of these pages who are also interested in politics may have noticed the article and photographs in Tuesday’s supplement concerning the development of Hainan International Tourism Collage in the Hainan Island province in China …” (more)

[Irish Times, 31 January]

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Liking Clever Social Dropbox

Posted in Life on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“Dropbox has become a clever social sharing service and I like its new preview features. It’s always nice to see a preview of an image but now Dropbox has added the ability to preview documents …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View from Ireland, 31 January]

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UCD Repeat fees highest in Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“The cost of repeating modules or resitting an exam in UCD is currently higher than any other university in Ireland. The amount that a student must pay in order to repeat a module or resit an assessment is set at €230 …” (more)

[Thomas Cullen, College Tribune, 31 January]

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Quinn: The man who signed the pledge

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“James Grannell sits down with Ruairi Quinn to talk revolution and reform. UCD 1968 – a group of students occupy Earlsfort Terrace demanding their voice be listened to on how the university should be run …” (more)

[College Tribune, 31 January]

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This Is How Much Facebook Made Per User Last Month: 2 Pennies

Posted in Life on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“Every month, a billion people offer their two cents to Facebook, literally. That’s roughly how much income the company generated per user per month over its last quarter …” (more)

[Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic, 30 January]

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Quinn urges colleges to join new ranking system

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has urged all university heads to cooperate with a new ranking system that will grade higher education institutions on their performance across a range of headings …” (more)

[Breda Heffernan, Independent, 31 January]

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