UL president welcomes reforms but is ‘concerned’ about underfunding

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The President of UL has responded to a host of new reforms for third-level colleges announced earlier this week by Minister for Education, Richard Bruton. The promised changes include increased funding for Stem courses, financial penalties for misconduct and the delivery of more part-time, flexible and lifelong learning opportunities …” (more)

[Maria Flannery, Limerick Leader, 21 January]

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The State has been accused of ‘anti-competitive’ promotion of some language schools

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A group that represents private language colleges in Ireland has filed a complaint with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for unfairly promoting certain schools …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 21 January]

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US universities hand out degrees with guarantees

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2018 by steve

“Students at the 27 public colleges of applied technology in the US state of Tennessee earn qualifications in such complex fields as computer-aided design, information technology, advanced manufacturing, and aviation maintenance. From this autumn, they and their employers will get something else, too: a warranty. If graduates fail state or national licensing exams in their professions, within one year, they will be retrained at no charge …” (more)

[Jon Marcus, Times Higher Education, 21 January]

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