Ministers welcome progress made by GMIT Working Group

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

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, TD, and the Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, have welcomed the significant progress being made by the Working Group that has been established to secure the future of the GMIT campus in Castlebar …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 4 July]

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English language school teachers suffer ’serious deficiencies’ says Unite spokesman

Posted in Teaching on July 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“English Language School teachers have said that they love their job but it is impossible to stay in the sector long term because of a lack of regulation. The Unite trade union is briefing Oireachtas members today on concerns over the industry, where the majority of schools are privately run …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 4 July]

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What does the future hold for academic books?

Posted in Research on July 4th, 2017 by steve

“Between August 2014 and September 2016, the Academic Book of the Future Project, initiated by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Library, explored the current and future status of the traditional academic monograph …” (more)

[Marilyn Deegan, Impact of Social Sciences, 4 July]

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UCC head plans US link-ups due to transatlantic flights

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

Ireland“The president of University College Cork has begun forging links with some of America’s top universities thanks to Cork Airport’s first transatlantic service. Patrick O’Shea was one of the passengers on board Norwegian Air’s inaugural Cork to Providence flight on Saturday — the airport’s first direct scheduled service to the US …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 4 July]

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Proving anything you want from rankings

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

International“It seems that university rankings can be used to prove almost anything that journalists want to prove. Ever since the Brexit referendum experts and pundits of various kinds have been muttering about the dread disease that is undermining or about to undermine the research prowess of British universities …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 3 July]

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Upskilling workers for the Brexit Challenge

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

Ireland“The Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald, TD, along with Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, TD, today (Monday, 3rd July, 2017) host a joint stakeholder dialogue on ‘Enterprise Skills Needs and Brexit’ in the Aviva in Dublin. Noting that action to improve the skills base represents one of the most practical and effective domestic responses to Brexit, the Tánaiste said …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 3 July]

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What can British Universities do to Reassure International Students That They Are Still Welcome in the UK?

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

“An uncomfortable truth we uncovered in our latest QS report, ‘Is Brexit Turning International Students Away From the UK?’, was that for some students, the events on the 27th of June 2016 and the press coverage surrounding the EU referendum result all pointed towards a major red flag; Britain is no longer welcoming to immigrants …” (more)

[Josephine West, QS Intelligence Unit, 3 July]

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Preparing your university for a visit by Donald Trump

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

“Ever since the UK Government extended an invitation for a full state visit from the President of the United States, there’s been debate about what a Donald Trump trip to the UK should look like. Should he be allowed to address Parliament? Will the focus be on London or elsewhere? …” (more)

[Mark Leach and Ant Bagshaw, Wonkhe, 3 July]

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