UCD doesn’t need an Entrance Precinct

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“With a €48 million Centre for Creative Design in the pipeline, Adam Lawler wonders why UCD is ignoring its underfunded areas for the sake of appearances. Over the summer months, a design by Stephen Holl Architects won the competition to design a new entrance precinct for the UCD campus, and with this win came a buffet of questions and concerns …” (more)

[University Observer, 20 September]

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Controversial Confucius Centre Due to Open amidst Sudden Changes in Funding Use

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The controversial UCD Confucius Centre is finally scheduled to be completed this September having run at least €4.8 million over budget. The project originally started in 2014 is now two years behind schedule as has been a frequent source of controversy over its links to the Chinese government, budgeting and concerns amongst academics about the effect such a centre could have on campus …” (more)

[College Tribune, 20 September]

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Ministers invite expressions of interest to fill vacancies on the Senate of the National University of Ireland (NUI)

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, TD, and the Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, today invited expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill 4 vacancies on the Senate of the National University of Ireland. The five year term of office of the Senate expires on 31st October 2022 …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 20 September]

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UCD and RCSI launch campus in Malaysia

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) have launched a new medical university in Malaysia. The newly established RCSI + UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) is Malaysia’s first accredited private medical school …” (more)

[Sarah Moran, Trinity News, 20 September]

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Universities ‘reaching for the cheque books’ in HR cases

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“In recent years, Irish universities have been increasing the money spent on human resources (HR) disputes between staff and management. Some of the largest universities in the countries, such as UCD and Maynooth, among others, have made headlines in recent years with high profile HR cases involving bullying and hiring …” (more)

[Gavin Tracey, University Observer, 20 September]

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Technical university will need additional funding, Richard Bruton told

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Additional funding and acknowledgement of staff concerns will be vital to the success of the country’s first technological university, the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has told Education Minister Richard Bruton. The concerns were raised in a letter supporting the recommendations of a panel of international experts to allow three institutes of technology in Dublin to create the first technological university (TU) …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 20 September]

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IT Carlow Pursues Gender Equality Award

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“IT Carlow will make a formal application in November for an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, the gender equality benchmark. The college will be among the first in the technological sector to make an application, which it has been working towards, since IT Carlow is one of just two institutes of technology with a female president …” (more)

[Carlow Nationalist, 19 September]

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