Minister McHugh Witnesses Signings of MoUs between Irish and Chinese Higher Education Institutions in Beijing

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on March 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today (Monday March 18th) witnessed the signing of a number of Memorandums of Understanding between Irish higher education institutions and Chinese education partners during his trip to China as part of the Government’s programme of St Patrick’s Day visits …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 18 March]

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School subjects strongly influence whether girls study Stem at college

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Fewer girls than boys are choosing to study Stem subjects in college due to the choices they make at Leaving Cert level, new research has shown. The Understanding Gender Differences in STEM study, published by the UCD centre for economic research, reveals that the subjects female students choose to study during the Leaving Cert cycle strongly influence whether or not they will go on to study courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) at third level …” (more)

[Sorcha Pollak, Irish Times, 18 March]

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These Elite Sportsmen Are Perpetuating Outdated Ideas of Loyalty and Commitment

Posted in Governance and administration on March 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Following the national attention the Dublin University Boat Club (DUBC) hazing expose received, this Editorial Board expressed its hope that the story would spark a national conversation on these dangerous practices. Instead, three weeks later, a new cohort of pledges were subjected to a night of beration and humiliation by some of the university’s foremost sportsmen at an initiation ceremony run by the Knights of the Campanile …” (more)

[University Times, 18 March]

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