Trinity College climbs up global university rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Brexit means ‘great opportunities’ for Ireland’s universities, most of which have maintained their places in the rankings, but they need more funding to maintain their global standing, according to Times Higher Education (THE) rankings director Phil Baty …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 5 September]

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Four Irish universities ranked among the top 250 in the world

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has climbed 14 places in the World University Rankings, and is now rated as 117th best in the world in the Times Higher Education list published today. It is Ireland’s only representative in the top 200, with NUI Galway, UCD and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland ranked between 201 and 250 …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 5 September]

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Queen’s places in world’s top 250, UU in top 150 young universities

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2017 by steve

“The 2018 annual global ranking list of universities issued by the Times Higher Education (THE) has placed Queen’s University in the world’s top 250. The rankings are considered the authoritative breakdown of where universities place internationally …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 5 September]

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NUI Galway appoints Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh as 13th president

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh has been appointed as the 13th president of NUI Galway and will take over the helm next January following the ending of Dr Jim Browne’s 10-year term of office. However, the incoming president has faced immediate calls to meet with Siptu, which has said that it wants talks on how ‘he intends to resolve the systemic discrimination against women staff across all grades’ in the university …” (more)

[Irish Times, 4 September]

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‘Sharp rise’ in student mental illness tests universities

Posted in Life on September 5th, 2017 by steve

“Almost five times as many students as 10 years ago have disclosed a mental health condition to their university, say researchers. In 2015-16, more than 15,000 UK-based first-year students disclosed mental health issues, Institute of Public Policy Research analysis suggests …” (more)

[Judith Burns, BBC News, 4 September]

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City native is new President of NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“City native Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh is the new President of NUI GalwayThe Newcastle native and NUIG graduate will succeed Dr Jim Browne in January at the conclusion of his ten year term …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 4 September]

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UK universities dominate global rankings for first time despite Brexit reputation fears

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2017 by steve

“British universities have taken the top two places in global league tables for the first time in 13 years, with Oxford University crowned the best in the world …” (more)

[Rachael Pells, Independent, 5 September]

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Empathy levels of doctors ‘not properly tested’ in entry exam

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Empathy levels and emotional intelligence are not being properly assessed under the Health Professions Admission Test (Hpat) which was introduced to make medical school more accessible to aspiring doctors, researchers claim. Doctors from University College Cork (UCC) say results from the Hpat assessment, which is a requirement for students hoping to pursue a career in medicine, were not consistent with students’ self-reported empathy levels …” (more)

[Sorcha Pollak, Irish Times, 4 September]

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