AIT signs major academic collaboration agreement with regional partners

Posted in Governance and administration on December 18th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has signed a memorandum of understanding with strategic partners Dublin City University (DCU), Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), and Maynooth University …” (more)

[Athlone Advertiser, 18 December]

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Higher Education Institutions: Clustering

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to further advance inter-institutional collaboration between institutes of higher education; the progress that has been made to ensure that greater consolidation, with regards to course delivery and service provision within the sector, is carried out on an all-island basis; her plans to introduce legislation which will give recognition to the establishment of strategic alliances between individual institutions, which willingly agree to enter into a cluster agreement; if she has considered the economic and societal benefits which such legislation will potentially yield, in terms of higher educational attainment; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 20 October]

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TCD and RCSI launch consortium partnership

Posted in Research on June 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the RCSI have signed an agreement to create a consortium that will allow both institutions to collaborate closely to exploit more effectively research outcomes linked to health and clinical expertise …” (more)

[Lloyd Mudiwa, Irish Medical Times, 24 June]

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Collaborative Project Between UCD and NCAD Launched by University Presidents

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A new academic collaborative venture between UCD and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) was launched Monday evening in the UCD Student Centre. The night saw the launch of NCAD+UCD, a HEA funded project that aims to develop the relationship between the two institutions more in the coming years …” (more)

[David Corscadden, University Observer, 28 January]

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Eastern promise: UL signs deals with four Chinese institutions

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has returned from a trade visit to China confidently predicting an increase in the number of exchange students coming to these shores …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 5 November]

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UCD and University of California, Davis forge closer links with new agreement

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2014 by steve

“University College Dublin (UCD) has signed a co-operation agreement with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) to further develop education, research, innovation and cultural links between the two institutions …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 25 September]

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Tyndall and TSSG targeting €82m in funding and 10 spin outs with internet of things partnership

Posted in Research on September 18th, 2014 by steve

“Tyndall National Institute and Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will seek to draw down €82m of funding available through the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and create 10 spin outs …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 18 September]

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Tyndall Institute and CIT renew €50m research partnership

Posted in Research on May 28th, 2014 by steve

“The Tyndall National Institute and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on a partnership that is valued at more than €50m to date …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 28 May]

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Two institutes of technology have come together to form an alliance

Posted in Governance and administration on May 17th, 2014 by steve

“Two colleges have come together to sign an agreement that will provide greater educational opportunities for students …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 17 May]

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Educationally aligned

Posted in Governance and administration on May 14th, 2014 by steve

“Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has signed a new strategic alliance with Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) …” (more)

[Galway Independent, 14 May]

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LIT, UL and MIC sign up to new ‘strategic alliance’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2014 by steve

“Plans for a massive student village in the city centre have taken a step closer this week with the signing of a new strategic alliance between LIT, UL and MIC …” (more)

[Alan Owens, Limerick Leader, 8 May]

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UCD and art college join forces

Posted in Governance and administration on June 18th, 2013 by steve

“Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT) and University College Dublin (UCD) have signed a deal to build a strategic alliance …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 18 June]

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AIT and NUI Maynooth announce strategic partnership

Posted in Governance and administration on May 17th, 2013 by steve

“The presidents of NUI Maynooth and Athlone Institute of Technology have announced the formation of a new strategic partnership between their institutions. The partnership will facilitate collaboration in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; student access and progression; research, commercialisation, and entrepreneurship; and internationalisation …” (more)

[Athlone Advertiser, 17 May]

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NUI Maynooth and Athlone IT to form strategic partnership

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2013 by steve

“NUI Maynooth and Athlone Institute of Technology have this morning announced a new strategic partnership aimed at facilitating collaboration in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as in student access and progression, research, commercialisation and entrepreneurship, and internationalisation …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 13 May]

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Research heavyweights deny ‘ganging up’

Posted in Research on May 9th, 2013 by steve

“A new research alliance that includes five of England’s top six research powers is not a case of the institutions ‘ganging up’ on the rest of the university sector, one of its founders has insisted …” (more)

[Paul Jump, Times Higher Education, 9 May]

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RIAM and TCD join forces for performing arts

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2013 by steve

“The Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) and Trinity College Dublin have joined forces in a new performing arts education partnership. Building on an existing relationship, RIAM has become an Associated College of Trinity with the aim of developing an International Centre of Excellence in the performing arts …” (more)

[Independent, 14 February]

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DkIT will not seek university status

Posted in Governance and administration on January 23rd, 2013 by steve

“Dundalk Institute of Technology will not be pursuing Technological University (TU) status it said this week. The Institute say that its position in a Regional Cluster would be of most benefit to all the stakeholders in the region …” (more)

[Dundalk Leader, 23 January]

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Plans laid out for future of higher education and DIT

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2013 by steve

“A submission for the creation of a ‘Dublin Technological University’ has been assessed by the Higher Education Authority, as Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, forecasts a tight financial future for higher education …” (more)

[Al McConnell, The Edition, 21 January]

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LIT, UL and MIC to form a ‘regional cluster’ for the Mid-West

Posted in Governance and administration on January 18th, 2013 by steve

“Limerick Institute of Technology has ‘cautiously welcomed’ the most recent document published by the Higher Education Authority that suggests that institutions in the region are likely to avoid any cull in a reconfiguration of the third level education landscape in Ireland …” (more)

[Alan Owens, Limerick Leader, 17 January]

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Institutes move ahead with TU status plan

Posted in Governance and administration on January 17th, 2013 by steve

“Cork Institute of Technology and IT Tralee are moving ahead with plans to apply for technological university (TU) status. Their joint plans with Limerick IT to form a Munster Technological University ended when LIT announced last month it is withdrawing …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 17 January]

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