New technological university Ireland’s largest third-level body

Posted in Governance and administration on January 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s first technological university has been formally established by law and is now the country’s largest third-level institution. Technological University Dublin officially came into being on January 1st and has 28,000 students and more than 3,000 staff. The main campus for the university – formed from the merger of Dublin Institute of Technology, IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown – will be in Grangegorman …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 1 January]

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University ‘teaching’ then and now. Part 1

Posted in Teaching on January 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The recent fuss about grade inflation has me wandering a little down memory lane. I have absolutely no doubt that the standard of ‘teaching’ in higher education is far ‘better’ now than it was back in my time. (I’ll explain what I mean by ‘better’ in my next post.) Those of us who were lucky enough to go to university back in the 1980s had experiences of lecturers who were just so dire that being in class was almost like living through a real-life Monty Python sketch …” (more)

[An Irish Blog about Education, 1 January]

TU Dublin now Ireland’s largest institution as ITs merge

Posted in Governance and administration on January 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The merger of DIT, IT Tallaght, and IT Blanchardstown as the new Technological University Dublin takes effect from today. TU Dublin is now the largest higher education institution in the State with almost 28,000 students and over 3,000 staff. It will be a multi-campus university with campuses in Grangegorman, Blanchardstown and Tallaght …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 1 January]

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