All but one of 14 institutes of technology have yet to apply for gender equality benchmark

Posted in Governance and administration, Research on September 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“All but one of the 14 institutes of technology have yet to submit an application for the gender equality benchmark needed by the end of next year to be eligible for public research funding. Although institutes of technology (ITs) involved in planned mergers to become technological universities (TUs) have a longer timeframe in which to secure the Athena Swan bronze award, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has submitted its application this summer …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 4 September]

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Trinity College top for producing entrepreneurs, new study finds

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin continues to produce more entrepreneurs than any other university in Europe, according to new independent research. A report conducted by research firm Pitchbook shows Trinity produced 232 entrepreneurs and 212 companies, which collectively raised $2.32 billion (€2 billion) in capital between the start of 2006 and the end of June 2018 …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 5 September]

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ASTI/ INTO/TUI Joint Statement: Pay Talks Have Dragged On For Too Long

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Meeting this week in Dublin, the presidents of the ASTI, INTO and TUI denounced the delay in reaching agreement in the ongoing talks with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The talks, aimed at bringing an end to pay inequality for those who entered the profession since 1st January 2011, began following a historic three-union congress motion to undertake a joint campaign …” (more)

[INTO, 5 September]

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Number of visitors to National Library falls to lowest level in four years

Posted in Research on September 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The number of visitors to the National Library of Ireland (NLI) has fallen to its lowest in four years as collections go digital, new figures have revealed. In an annual review of the 140 year old institution, figures showed 197,000 people visited the library last year down 20% on the 247,000 who visited in 2016 …” (more)

[Conor McCrave, Independent, 4 September]

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College receives first phase of €4 million Arts Building revamp

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity has introduced new student spaces in the Arts Building, launching the first phase of planned renovations to the building. The first stage of the €4 million development began this summer and focused on the third and fourth floors of the building, with new seating ‘pods’ a key addition on the ground floor …” (more)

[Peter Kelly, Trinity News, 4 September]

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IT Tralee will implement corrective measures in relation to gender imbalances if needed

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“IT Tralee says it’ll implement corrective measures in relation to gender imbalances, if needed. A policy announced by the Technological Higher Education Association commits all institutes of Technology to address imbalances in sectors traditionally dominated by one gender …” (more)

[Radio Kerry News, 4 September]

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