Ireland Should Jump at the Opportunity to Join CERN

Posted in Research on September 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“With an increasing number of people and organisations joining the call for Ireland to become members of CERN, it is surprising how little enthusiasm has been shown by the government for membership of the illustrious group …” (more)

[University Times, 3 September]


Rankings Have Long Bamboozled Our Universities. When Will It End?

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

Ireland“Trinity has had a tumultuous time with university rankings. Last year, because of an error that saw it state its annual income as just €355, it found itself excluded from the listings produced by Times Higher Education, which are widely considered the most prestigious.When it was eventually reinstated in February, it was revealed that it had fallen more than 30 places, to 131st in the world …” (more)

[University Times, 3 September]

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Micheline sets sail to America

Posted in Life on September 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“… Micheline is determined that every lecture and interview in the US will reference her ongoing fight against NUI Galway for the promotion of the five women, who, like her, were shortlisted but not promoted in 2009. The women still have not been promoted as they were out of time to take an Equality Tribunal case as she did …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 3 September]

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University of Limerick students fuming over smoke ban

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

Ireland“The students’ union at the University of Limerick has said that the move to become a smoke-free campus was by the president’s office and that it has had ‘little control over the rollout of the initiative’. The announcement by UL president Dr Desmond Fitzgerald has provoked anger in some quarters that it plans to implement smoke-free and vape-free zones …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 4 September]

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