Number of students eligible for State education grants declines

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The number of students being deemed eligible for State SUSI grants is falling while attendance at third-level is rising. SUSI data shows there has been a 6% fall in the number of students getting State grants over the past three years …” (more)

[Emma O Kelly, RTÉ News, 13 September]

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After Rankings Slump, Trinity Must Focus on Its Education – Not Its Brand

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Yesterday it was announced that Trinity has fallen 44 places in the Times Higher Education World University rankings. Although a steady decline over the past number of years means that the further drop certainly wasn’t a surprise, 44 places is a significant amount that cannot be merely attributed to a flawed ranking system …” (more)

[Aoife Kearins, University Times, 12 September]

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Ignore university rankings, but make higher education an election issue

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2019 by steve

International“The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently got some good news after a few weeks of scandal management. It continues to be in the top 10 universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. That’s despite recently having to apologize for concealing donations it received from financier Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor 10 years before his recent jail-cell suicide …” (more)

[Michelle Stack, The Conversation, 12 September]

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Other Universities Are ‘Passing Us By’ in Rankings, Warns Research Dean

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity’s Dean of Research, Linda Doyle, today warned that universities across the world are passing Trinity by, after the College slumped by 44 positions to 164th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings …” (more)

[Cathal Byrne, University Times, 12 September]

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Taoiseach ‘Frustrated’ by Protracted Technological University Bid

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has spoken of his frustration with the protracted progress of the Waterford IT/IT Carlow submission to create a Technological University of the South East (TUSE) …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Waterford News and Star, 12 September]

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