University of Limerick appoints former Tánaiste Mary Harney as new chancellor

Posted in Governance and administration on January 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has announced that former Tánaiste Mary Harney has been appointed chancellor and chairperson of its governing authority. The former minister replaces former Supreme Court judge John Murray in the honorary position and was a unanimous appointment …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 9 January]

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Divert ‘Apple tax’ to fund third-level education, says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on January 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Last week in the Sunday Independent, outgoing President of NUI Galway, Dr Jim Browne, proposed to double student fees and introduce student loans to resolve the university funding crisis. Fee hikes of this magnitude would inevitably impact on access to third-level education for many students and families. It would also force many students into significant debt and make the dream of acquiring a family home even more remote for tens of thousands of our young people …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 9 January]

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The Irish role in establishing the Erasmus programme

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The European Union’s Erasmus+ programme has been in the headlines a lot of late. One of the main reasons was the significant milestone of a 30th birthday celebration …” (more)

[Cathal de Paor, RTÉ, 8 January]

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