Foreign students boost Northern Ireland economy by £170m: report

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2018 by steve

“A study by a leading education think-tank has found that international students provide an annual boost of £170m to Northern Ireland’s economy. The study by the Higher Education Policy Institute examined the intake of international students for the year 2015/16, and found a total of 231,065 enrolled in undergraduate and masters courses across the UK …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 12 January]

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UCD €300m student housing scheme gets the go-ahead

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A €300 million on-campus accommodation complex at University College Dublin (UCD) has become the first development approved by An Bord Pleanála under the new ‘fast-track’ planning process. However the board has reduced the amount of student housing sought by the State’s largest university by more than a quarter, bringing the number of beds down from 3,006 to 2,178 …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 12 January]

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GMIT progress plans to expand innovation building

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Galway Mayo Institute of Technology is planning an extension to its innovation – iHub – building at its city campus. The college is seeking planning permission for an extension and alterations to the building at Old Dublin Road …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 11 January]

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