UCD response to National Sexual Experience Survey

Posted in Governance and administration on June 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Many universities from across the country have issued responses following a recent survey highlighting the prevalence of non-consensual sexual experiences among university students. In light of the report, several representatives of University College Dublin’s staff and Students Union have acknowledged the universities acute awareness of this issue, and the importance of working to tackle it …” (more)

[Gemma Farrell, College Tribune, 30 June]

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Tributes paid following death of Jack Daly, former Chancellor at the University of Limerick

Posted in Life on June 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Many tributes were paid this week to Jack Daly former Chancellor at the University of Limerick and chairman of the Shannon Development Company, who has passed away. ‘He played a major role in the development of the Mid-West region through his role with Shannon Development and at the university where he was both Chancellor and the first chairman when it received university status’, said Deputy Willie O’Dea …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 30 June]

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Trinity Business School ranked best in Europe for gender balance

Posted in Governance and administration on June 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“In the 2020 Executive MBA rankings produced by the Economist today, the Trinity Business School has risen to 11th in Europe and 4th across the UK and Ireland. The business school ranked first in Ireland, and scored in the top five places for gender diversity …” (more)

[Shannon Connolly, Trinity News, 29 June]

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Colleges have ‘no record’ of sexual violence despite alarming survey results

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Colleges and universities in Ireland do not know how much sexual violence is happening on their campuses, despite evidence that one in three female students has been forced or coerced into having sex …” (more)

[Ellen Coyne, Independent, 30 June]

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Further Education to be Under Remit of Higher Education Minister, says Harris

Posted in Governance and administration on June 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Further education will be under the remit of the Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris, the newly appointed minister announced today. In a tweet this morning, Harris said he was looking forward to creating a Department of Higher Education, Innovation and Science that will ‘drive inclusion and equality in further and higher education’, dispelling speculation over whether further education would be included in his responsibilities …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 29 June]

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Will the new Department of Higher Education, Innovation and Science make any difference?

Posted in Governance and administration on June 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The decision by the Taoiseach and Tánaiste to create a new Department of Higher Education, Innovation and Science has been universally welcomed across the higher education sector. The view seems to be that this decision is evidence that Government is finally taking the sector seriously and many are hoping for more funding not, just for education but also for research, especially ‘basic research’ …” (more)

[Tales from Academia, 29 June]

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IFUT welcomes new Cabinet Minister for Higher Education

Posted in Governance and administration on June 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has warmly welcomed the creation of a new Department of Higher Education, Innovation and Science in the new government. Joan Donegan, General Secretary of IFUT, said the creation of the new Department reflects a decision by the government to address the fact that, over the past decade, higher education and research had very much become the ‘cinderella’ within the overall education system …” (more)

[IFUT, 28 June]

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New Higher Education Department Will Have an ‘Economic Focus’, says Harris

Posted in Governance and administration on June 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The new department of higher and further education, innovation and research will have an ‘economic focus’ and will ‘drive investment to our country’, Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 29 June]

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