A New Set of International Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on April 2nd, 2019 by steve

InternationalTimes Higher Education (THE) is putting out its brand spanking new ‘Impact Rankings’ tomorrow morning in North America (it’s an evening launch at an event in Korea but timed to hit the papers at lunch time in Europe and for the early news cycle over here) …” (more)

[HESA, 2 April]

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History and the Junior Cycle

Posted in Teaching on April 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – I would like to address some points made by Gary Granville in his opinion piece on ‘Should history be compulsory for Junior Cert students?’ (March 26th). Mr Granville has missed the point of the current debate on the availability of history at Junior Cycle. The conflict is not one that can simply be reduced to ‘in favour of or opposed to the subject’ …” (more)

[Deirdre Mac Mathúna, Irish Times, 2 April]

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Dublin student residences cater for children of ‘global elite’, councillor claims

Posted in Governance and administration on April 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Dublin’s new student accommodation has become the preserve of ‘the sons and daughters of the global elite’, a Dublin City Council meeting has been told. Councillors were responding to a report that found almost 80% of people living in the ‘purpose-built’ student residences are international students …” (more)

[Irish Times, 1 April]

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