Do Student Loans Kill Dreams?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Higher-education institutes (HEIs) across Ireland are facing a major funding crisis. The Cassells report, published in March of last year by an expert group, concluded an increase of €600 million in funding annually would be needed by 2021, and a further increase of €1 billion would be needed by 2030. The report outlined three potential solutions for funding …” (more)

[Elizabeth Wells, University Observer, 13 October]

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Why there is no brain drain (yet) of EU academics in the UK

Posted in Governance and administration on October 13th, 2017 by steve

“A predicted exodus of EU academics from British universities has not yet materialised. Helen de Cruz discusses why – despite the uncertainty hanging over their future status and rights – the ‘brain drain’ has not really begun yet …” (more)

[LSE Brexit Blog, 13 October]

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Six institutes of technology well placed in world ranking of colleges

Posted in Governance and administration on October 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Six institutes of technology have been well placed in a world ranking of top third-level science and technology colleges. They have been given top scores under a range of headings seeking to measure colleges under broad headings of teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer and international orientation …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 13 October]

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Male scientists share more – but only with other men

Posted in Research on October 13th, 2017 by steve

International“Male scientists are more likely to share their published work than are women — but only with other men, a study of hundreds of researchers has found. Humans are generally considered to be a highly cooperative species, says Jorg Massen, a cognitive biologist at the University of Vienna …” (more)

[Jo Marchant, Nature, 12 October]