Nurses, academics and responsibilities

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The recent nurses’ strike was interesting in that it was not just about pay but about the overall quality and safety of our health service. Nurses didn’t want to go on strike (who would?) but felt they had no choice even if to do so would, in the short term, impact negatively on patient welfare. They were looking at the big picture and taking a long term view …” (more)

[An Irish Blog about Education, 27 February]

UCD and Trinity have 12 top 50 listings for subject departments

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Twelve subject departments in University College Dublin (UCD) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) rank among the world’s best, according to the latest global league table. Despite other international rankings showing slippage for Irish universities, some subject departments are among the strongest in the world …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 27 February]

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Are we addicted to problemifying interdisciplinary research?

Posted in Research on February 27th, 2019 by steve

“How do you solve a problem like interdisciplinary research? That’s the conundrum that seems to have been permanently on the research policy agenda ever since I can remember …” (more)

[Annette Bramley, Wonkhe, 27 February]

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UCC to develop huge sports campus

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“UCC has unveiled plans to develop a massive sports park on the western fringes of Cork City as part of an ambitious four-year sports strategy. The new sports campus has been earmarked for development on part of an eight-acre UCC-owned landbank at Curraheen, next to the Munster Agricultural Society showgrounds site …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 27 February]

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NUI and Trinity graduates could storm some barricades if they register to vote – now

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A cross section of the Irish electorate – more than half a million people – only semi exercises its franchise. Many university graduates are ignoring, or ignorant of, their right to a Seanad vote. And no one – not the universities, not sitting senators, not the Department of Local Government – is pushing them hard or fast enough to get more people to vote …” (more)

[Deirdre Falvey, Irish Times, 25 February]

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