Plans for UL campus in Limerick city announced

Posted in Governance and administration on November 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Emma O’Kelly, Education Correspondent, reports that the UL has announced a city centre campus to accommodate 2000 students on the banks of The Shannon.” (mp3)

[RTÉ – Morning Ireland, 4 November]

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Irish universities keep important artworks out of public eye

Posted in Governance and administration on November 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s publicly-funded universities keep dozens of highly-valued and nationally important artworks away from public view, they admit. But while some of the country’s foremost seats of learning have disclosed the works out of reach for most citizens, others, including Trinity College Dublin, refuse to say what paintings and sculptures are kept for academic eyes only …” (more)

[Brian Hutton, Irish Times, 4 October]

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Gender gap in science, maths and tech subjects on offer in girls’ and boys’ schools

Posted in Research on November 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A stark gender gap between boys’ and girls’ schools in the number and choice of Stem subjects they offer their pupils is shown in new figures. While there is universal uptake in maths, and biology is popular among female pupils, other Stem subjects don’t get the same look-in at girls-only schools …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 4 November]

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