Maynooth University (MU) has been ranked in the top 50 of the world’s youngest universities

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Maynooth University (MU) has been ranked in the top 50 of the world’s youngest universities, the best ever placing for Ireland. It is 49th in the UK-based Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, while Dublin City University (DCU) is in the top 100, rising five places this year, to 74th …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 5 April]

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PAC continues hearings on Third Level Education Financial Statements

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Public Accounts Committee will continue its hearings on the financial statements of third level bodies tomorrow, Thursday, 6 April 2017 when it meets with representatives from Waterford Institute of Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology and the National University of Ireland Galway. The Financial Statements of the Grangegorman Development Agency will also be looked at because of its particular relevance to the provision of DIT’s new campus …” (more)

[Houses of the Oireachtas, 5 April]

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Amid Increasing Encroachments on Their Freedoms, Students’ Unions Seek to Legislate for Independence

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“In response to ‘ever-increasing encroachments’ on their independence from institutions and a feeling of being unable to act, campaign and budget freely, students’ unions across Ireland are in the early stages of attempting to legislate to ensure their autonomy …” (more)

[Sinéad Baker, University Times, 5 April]

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We need a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and violence in Third Level Education

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Over 30% of students in Ireland reported feeling sexually harassed or intimidated while in their current educational institution; 16% of students having experienced some form of unwanted sexual experience. The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘It Stops Now’ Campaign …” (more)

[National Women’s Council of Ireland, 5 April]

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Casualisation of employment in academia

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Well done to Peter McGuire for his insightful article on the casualisation of staff in third-level education (‘Casual contracts: the precarious world of academia’, Education, April 4th) …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 5 April]

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Student beds in Dublin only cater for 13% of students

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The number of student bed spaces in the capital has failed to match the rise in student numbers in Dublin, according to new research from Knight Frank. It says the numbers of full-time students in Dublin has risen by 34% over the past 10 years and that the market for student accommodation is now ‘structurally under-supplied’ …” (more)

[Justin Comiskey, Irish Times, 5 April]

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