Third Level Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 18th, 2018 by steve

IrelandJohn Lahart (Dublin South West, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the level of third level education fees generated in each of the years 2011 to 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 17 January]

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UCL to launch open-access megajournal

Posted in Research on January 18th, 2018 by steve

“UCL is to launch an open-access megajournal to contend with the likes of Plos One and Scientific Reports as the landscape of scholarly publishing moves increasingly online. The as-yet-unnamed journal platform from UCL Press will be a first for a UK university: Plos One is run by the Public Library of Science, while Scientific Reports is produced by the publisher of Nature …” (more)

[Rachael Pells, Times Higher Education, 17 January]

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NUIG Access Centre introduces 150 new undergraduate places

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) Access Centre has introduced 170 new full-time places for undergraduate students entering from Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), Further Education and Training (FET), and Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) routes …” (more)

[Aoife Ní Chadhain, Trinity News, 18 January]

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Burkean Journal Set to Expand Nationally

Posted in Governance and administration on January 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Since its launch in September, the Burkean Journal has grown and this year will see the fledgling conservative publication expand nationally. Based out of Trinity, though not affiliated with Trinity Publications, the Burkean Journal is an online-only, student-led conservative publication …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 18 January]

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Erdoğan attack sparks fears over future of Turkish universities

Posted in Governance and administration on January 18th, 2018 by steve

“Experts fear that the crackdown on academic freedom in Turkey will be followed by a drive towards the Islamisation of campuses, after the country’s president accused one of its top universities of failing to ‘lean on national values’ …” (more)

[David Matthews, Times Higher Education, 18 January]

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Ulster University’s Belfast campus faces delay to 2022 amid legal actions

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 18th, 2018 by steve

“Ulster University’s already delayed £250m city campus could be delayed by another three years to 2022 amid ongoing disputes and legal actions against firms building it, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal …” (more)

[John Mulgrew, Belfast Telegraph, 18 January]

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Legislation for Technological University for South East in final stages

Posted in Governance and administration on January 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Legislation to pave the way for a Technological University for the South East is in its final stages. That’s according to the Education Minister Richard Bruton who is in IT Carlow today for a special education forum …” (more)

[MaryAnn Vaughan, KCLR FM, 17 January]

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Germany fears university growth threatens apprentice tradition

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 18th, 2018 by steve

“The worry that too many young people go to university – and that they would be better off learning a trade instead – is a complaint heard the world over. But nowhere does it strike as hard at the national self-image as in Germany, admired globally for an apprenticeship system credited with keeping the rate of young unemployment extraordinarily low …” (more)

[David Matthews, Times Higher Education, 17 January]

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