Whistleblower seeks justice with letter to University of Limerick president and minister

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A former UL employee who raised concerns about irregularities in expenses and subsequently felt ‘managed out’ of her job has written to the university president and the Minister for Education – seeking ‘fairness, transparency and accountability for decision-making’ … (more)

[Maria Flannery, Limerick Leader, 17 November]

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Third Level Funding: Loans to Universities

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 18th, 2017 by steve

IrelandThomas Byrne (Meath East, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on reports that EUROSTAT has asked the Central Statistics Office, CSO, to determine whether universities are on or off the Exchequer’s balance sheet; the implications of a finding that the universities are on balance sheet; if his Department has made representations to EUROSTAT, the CSO or another State organisation about same; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 16 November]

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Micheline’s open letter published today in Galway’s City Tribune

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 18th, 2017 by steve

IrelandMicheline’s open letter was published today in the Galway City Tribune. It’s a long letter which they published in full. It’s also appeared on several sites on line. Please help by circulating it using emails or social media. Everyone will now come to understand that it’s management’s intransigence which is threatening NUI Galway’s research funding, not the five women we support, and management are going to have to give in and finally correct the gender discrimination … (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 17 November]

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces that Ireland will be hosting the 10th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2017 by steve

IrelandMary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education today (17th November 2017) has announced that Ireland will host the 10th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education. This is the first occasion that this major biennial conference will be held in Ireland. These European conferences have since 1998 brought together hundreds of gender equality practitioners, researchers and administrators from Europe and beyond … (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 17 November]

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Appointment to the Board of Science Foundation Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2017 by steve

IrelandThe Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, in consultation with the Minister for Education and Skills invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates for a vacancy on the Board of Science Foundation Ireland … (more)

[State Boards .ie, 17 November]

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The Civic University Symposium: Reimagining the University for Public Purpose: NUI Galway, Sat 2 December 2017

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2017 by steve

IrelandWhat is the purpose of higher education? Is higher education a public good – and if so, how do we understand the claim that this requires a private cost, and therefore a private gain? Is the knowledge produced by higher education a public good – and if so, how do we understand this in relation to the tendency to lock this knowledge behind paywalls demanded by private publishing companies … (more, registration)

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