Institutes of Technology: GMIT Mayo campus

Posted in Governance and administration on April 12th, 2017 by steve

IrelandLisa Chambers (Mayo, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of the working group which he has established to look at the GMIT Mayo campus; the persons that will sit on the working group; if they will meet in public or private; if the minutes of meetings will be made available to the public; the terms of reference for the working group; the person the working group will report to; the timeline for the working group to report; the overall objective of the working group; and if this working group will liaise with the already established community working group that has been established …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 11 April]

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Third Level Charges: Reducing the Student Contribution Charge

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on April 12th, 2017 by steve

IrelandCarol Nolan (Offaly, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of reducing the student contribution charge by €250, €500, €1,000, €2,000 and €3,000, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 11 April]

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Third Level Expenditure: Returning Emigrants and Direct Provision

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 12th, 2017 by steve

IrelandCarol Nolan (Offaly, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of providing 100 higher education places for students of returning emigrants or those that came through the direct provision service; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 11 April]

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Third Level Staff-Student Ratio

Posted in Governance and administration on April 12th, 2017 by steve

IrelandCarol Nolan (Offaly, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of reducing the academic staff to student ratio at third level; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 11 April]

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Third Level Funding: Increasing Core Funding

Posted in Governance and administration on April 12th, 2017 by steve

IrelandCarol Nolan (Offaly, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of to institutions by 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 30%, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 11 April]

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Exactly how much is five million Euro worth converted into ranking places

Posted in Governance and administration on April 12th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“One very useful piece of information to emerge from the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) rankings fiasco is the likely effect on the rankings of injecting money into universities. When TCD reported to THE that it had almost no income at all, 355 Euro in total, of which 11 Euro was research income and 5 Euro from industry, it was ranked in the 201-250 band in the world university rankings …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 12 April]

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GMIT action group seeks political commitments

Posted in Governance and administration on April 12th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Mayo GMIT Action Group are seeking written commitments from political party leaders for the future of the GMIT Campus in Castlebar. The group have written to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Féin with a list of demands …” (more)

[Edwin McGreal, Mayo News, 11 April]

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Minister John Halligan defends WIT President’s reputation

Posted in Governance and administration on April 12th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Minister of State John Halligan has warned that any incorrect suggestions of impropriety could have a destabilising effect on Waterford Institute of Technology at a critical point in its campaign for University status …” (more)

[WLR FM, 10 April]

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