AIG pays over €46m for Dublin student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on March 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“AIG Global Real Estate is ‘investigating the potential’ for making additional investments in Dublin’s student accommodation sector, following its forward purchase for a figure in excess of €46m of Lidl Ireland’s North Quarter scheme in Ballymun …” (more)

[Ronald Quinlan, Independent, 14 March]

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Students’ on Leaving Cert reform: ‘We’re being pushed to breaking point’

Posted in Teaching on March 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The pressure of the Leaving Cert is causing stress, burnout and mental health problems among students, according to an official review of senior cycle education in secondary schools. With the assistance of the Irish Secondary Students’ Union, we asked pupils to share their views on what they want to change about the senior cycle system …” (more)

[Irish Times, 13 March]

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Higher Education and the Illusion of Meritocracy

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on March 14th, 2019 by steve

“The recently revealed admissions scandal seems to have it all: Three Stooges levels of ineptitude, crude Photoshops, six-figure payoffs, corrupt coaches, and a cadre of low-level celebrities for good measure. But those who see this scandal as anything other than a moment of levity are missing the forest for the trees …” (more)

[Jason England, Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 March]

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Technological Universities Data

Posted in Governance and administration on March 14th, 2019 by steve

IrelandGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the name and location of technological universities nationally; and the institutes of technology which merged to form these technological universities …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 March]

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Technological Universities Status – Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on March 14th, 2019 by steve

IrelandFergus O’Dowd (Louth, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a motion from a union (details supplied) that Dundalk Institute of Technology should apply to become a technological university under the Technological Universities Act 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 March]

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Technological Universities Status – Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on March 14th, 2019 by steve

IrelandGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an institute of technology (details supplied) is in the process of establishing a formal amalgamation with a college of further and higher education in Northern Ireland; the legislative provision that exists both here and in Northern Ireland for the creation of such an amalgamated institute; if such an amalgamated institute would be able to apply for technological university status here; the implications this may have for staff members; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 March]

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