Do we need to spend more on higher education?

Posted in Governance and administration on September 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Amid all the talk about our higher education system being it crisis, it is worth having a look around the EU and asking how much each state spends on higher education (tertiary education) and to what extent that spend benefits the economies of those states. The graphs below show what percentage of government income is spent on education across the EU. Ireland is pretty much at the median for both total spend and HE spend …” (more)

[An Irish Blog about Education, 3 September]

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NCAD spends €138,000 on new payroll system before board abandons project

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The prestigious national art college, which boasts designer, Orla Kiely and milliner, Philip Treacy as celebrated alumni, last year abandoned a new HR and payroll system – but only after spending €138,000 on the project …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 2 September]

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Ranking Global Rankings: Inclusion

Posted in Governance and administration on September 3rd, 2018 by steve

International“The number of international global universities continues to grow and it is becoming harder to keep track of them. Earlier this year IREG published an inventory of international rankings that included 17 global rankings …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 3 September]

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Students Should Demand Better Protection for their Data

Posted in Legal issues on September 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“When we think of data protection, things like Cambridge Analytica and the hacking of elections come to the fore, such is the prominence of security breaches involving tens of millions of internet users in our minds …” (more)

[University Times, 2 September]

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Landlord who demanded €5,500 rent up front from mother of student to secure room says he felt ‘guilty’

Posted in Legal issues on September 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Renters are being forced to pay more than six months’ rent and thousands of euro to secure a bedroom as part of a trend emerging from the housing crisis. The Government is now coming under increasing pressure to protect renters from landlords demanding huge up-front lump sums …” (more)

[Wayne O’Connor, Independent, 2 September]

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Career guidance in schools is not fit for purpose – Ibec

Posted in Governance and administration on September 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s secondary schools lack the resources to deliver proper career guidance to students, according to employers’ group Ibec. Its review of the sector finds career guidance services overall are failing to meet the needs of people faced with a changing world of work …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 3 September]

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