University heads attack ‘flawed’ student loan paper

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on May 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University heads have sent a strongly worded letter to two senior academics attacking as ‘flawed’ a paper they have written setting out a case against a student loan scheme.The letter from the Irish Universities Association (IUA) questions the ‘methodology and approach’ of Dr Charles Larkin, Trinity College Dublin, and Dr Shaen Corbet, Dublin City University …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 4 May]

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GMIT refuses to comment on transfer of staff from Mayo to Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on May 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“GMIT is refusing to comment on speculation that it’s to transfer staff from its Castlebar campus to Galway. It follows reports that following a reduction in the number of courses offered at the Mayo campus, some staff were to be transferred …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 3 May]

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Students facing major fees hike in Republic over UK quitting EU

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Students from Northern Ireland who attend universities in the Republic may face fees of tens of thousands of euro following Brexit. There is currently a capped charge of €3,000 (£2,500) at Irish universities for EU students. However, when Northern Ireland leaves the EU along with the rest of the UK …” (more)

[Rebecca Black, Belfast Telegraph, 4 May]

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Student start-ups: why colleges are encouraging students to be entrepreneurs

Posted in Teaching on May 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Dusty university charters tend to be dedicated to lofty ideals such as the advancement of literature, science and art. These days, they seem just as dedicated to the advancement of the next Mark Zuckerberg. Colleges are increasingly offering academic courses in entrepreneurship, start-up workshops and summer programmes for students seeking to start their own companies …” (more)

[Grainne Loughran, Irish Times, 4 May]

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Third Level Funding: Funding and Student Numbers

Posted in Governance and administration on May 4th, 2017 by steve

IrelandThomas Byrne (Meath East, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the €600 million core funding requirement by 2020 referenced in the Cassells report includes or excludes provision for demographic increases that have already been included in fiscal parameters for 2018 and 2019 …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 2 May]

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Third Level Funding: PRTLI

Posted in Research on May 4th, 2017 by steve

IrelandThomas Byrne (Meath East, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on whether the decision to fund the programme for research in third level institutions on an annual basis in 2016 and 2017, rather than announcing the programme as a five year investment cycle, has negatively affected the ability of institutions to attract matching funding from private sources due to lack of certainty; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 2 May]

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Third Level Funding – Banks and Affinity Credit Cards

Posted in Governance and administration on May 4th, 2017 by steve

IrelandNoel Grealish (Galway West, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No 163 of 5 July 2016, if a response will be provided to the question (details supplied) in view of the fact the HEA has not provided the information requested; if the relevant information for 2016 can be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Written answers, 2 May]

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