Phew – End of Semester II

Posted in Teaching on April 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Last evening I had my final class of the semester. It has been a long 14 weeks (includes two reading weeks) for both students and Faculty – now classes and tutorials are over for another academic year …” (more)

[Careful With That Axe, Eugene, 29 April]

Trinity planning technology campus at Grand Canal Dock

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin is planning to build a technology-focused campus at Grand Canal Dock as part of €1 billion plans to develop the area as an ‘innovation district’. The first phase of the new ‘technology enterprise campus’ will cost €250 million, and the university hopes to complete it in the next five years …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 29 April]

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Ryanair Funding for Entrepreneurship Post Received on ‘Non-Committal Basis’ Confirms Business Dean

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Ryanair will not have a say in who is hired for the new €1.5 million Chair of Entrepreneurship post as Trinity will only take the money from the airline on ‘a non committal basis’, confirmed Prof Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School, in an interview with The University Times …” (more)

[Róisín Power, University Times, 28 April]

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Student residence developers set to drive forward Dyke Road project

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Developers of student accommodation are set to drive forward the construction of a new concert hall, library headquarters and multi-storey carpark on the Dyke Road. The Galway City Tribune understands that bed spaces for hundreds of students could be provided on the site – which would be linked to the NUI Galway campus by a pedestrian and cycle bridge …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 28 April]

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Higher Education Colleges Association Conference 2017 – speech by Diarmuid Hegarty

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Distinguished guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen it is a privilege to welcome you to HECA’s annual conference. First and foremost this is an education conference. It is about how we can educate and improve the life chances of our learners. In this regard, it is wonderful to welcome to the conference, educators, managers, accreditation agencies and educational policy makers, allowing all of us together to share views on how best to improve higher education for our current and future learners …” (more)

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