NUIG reserves accommodation for Irish speaking students

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Irish language speakers are to be allocated reserved places in student residences at NUI Galway as part of a scheme to boost the language at the university. The scheme includes Irish language student residences, which are described as ‘designated accommodation with reserved places for Irish-speaking students’ …” (more)

[Colin Gleeson, Irish Times, 6 September]

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Universities U-Turn on Loans

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Universities will no longer lobby the government to introduce a student loan scheme, marking a complete U-turn in their approach to the higher education funding crisis. In an interview with The University Times, the head of the Irish Universities Association (IUA), Jim Miley, said that universities are becoming ‘agnostic on loans’ …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 6 September]

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New CEO for Tyndall Institute

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Research centre the Tyndall National Institute, which works with industry and academia in the area of information and communications technology, has appointed Professor William Scanlon to the role of CEO. Prof Scanlon joins Tyndall from Queen’s University Belfast, where he was most recently head of school of electronics, electrical engineering and computer science, and chair of wireless communications for over a decade …” (more)

[Independent, 6 September]

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