UCC is planning a €100m expansion to draw thousands of extra students

Posted in Governance and administration on March 19th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork is planning a major expansion of its business school in a €100 million project that it hopes will leave the institution recognised as one of the world’s top academies …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 18 March]

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UCC allowed to turn old bank into business school

Posted in Governance and administration on March 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has been given planning permission to turn an old city centre bank into a premises for its business school. With no objections received by Cork City Council, the slim likelihood of appeals being allowed could mean work can begin within weeks …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 1 March]

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UCD plans to convert student beds into seminar rooms

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin has sparked controversy by converting 40 student beds into high-end seminar rooms for corporate weekend courses. The university is spending €2.5 million on seminar rooms and new office space for the UCD business school’s professional diploma courses …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 28 February]

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MBA salary boost? Depends on how you measure it

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Thinking of doing an MBA but worried that you will never earn back the cost? New figures from the Financial Times show that graduates of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School (the only Irish school on the Top 100 global list), saw remuneration rise 71% within three years of doing the degree …” (more)

[Irish Times, 31 January]

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Smurfit MBA climbs to 70th place in FT world rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s full-time masters of business administration (MBA) has climbed nine places to 70th on the annual Financial Times worldwide rankings. It is the only Irish business school to feature on the list …” (more)

[Irish Times, 30 January]

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Works to conserve bank building in UCC planning application

Posted in Governance and administration on January 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Detailed plans of conservation work to retain historic features of a former city centre bank are included in an application to convert it to a business school for University College Cork. The old Cork Savings Bank building was bought from Cork City Council by the university last year for more than €1.4m for the purpose of converting it to a Cork University Business School (CUBS) facility …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 13 January]

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UCD up seven places in business rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on December 5th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has jumped seven places to 29th in the ‘Financial Times’s’ European Business Schools rankings. It’s the only Irish business school to make the list …” (more)

[Independent, 5 December]

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Trinity College Dublin turns sod on new business school

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Education Minister Richard Bruton officiated the sod turning of the Trinity Business School today. Last year, Trinity pledged to more than double the size of the student body studying at the school. The new building will also incorporate an Innovation and Entrepreneurship hub. It will front onto Pearse Street and the campus, providing another link between the city and the university …” (more)

[Trinity College Dublin, 14 October]

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UCD business school launches €65m bid to break into global top 50

Posted in Governance and administration on October 6th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“UCD College of Business is launching a €65 million bid to become one of the world’s top 50 business schools within the next five years. The advisory board of the institution, which comprises UCD Smurfit School, UCD Lochlann Quinn School and Smurfit Executive Education, has sanctioned the investment of the additional funds to support the aim …” (more)

[Irish Times, 6 October]

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UCC hopes to convert bank site

Posted in Governance and administration on August 10th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Following Cork City Council members’ decision last month to sell the old Cork Savings Bank premises on Lapps Quay to the university for €1.425m, significant works will need to be carried out for its planned transformation. UCC proposes to use it as a centre for ‘executive education’ and research aspects of the Cork University Business School …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 10 August]

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Irish graduates emigrating ‘should be regarded as a good thing’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Colleges need to prepare students to work anywhere in the world and emigration should be encouraged not mourned for graduates, according to the new head of Trinity Business School …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 28 May]

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Top talent won’t come here because taxes are too high, says TCD dean

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“International academics have expressed interest in joining the faculty at Trinity’s new business school, but have been put off by the ceiling on professors’ salaries and the high rate of personal income tax, the school’s dean has said …” (more)

[Colm Kelpie, Independent, 26 May]

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IMI and Smurfit announce new business school rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on May 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Two Irish business schools have announced their international rankings for executive education programmes. The Irish Management Institute said it achieved its highest Financial Times global ranking for customised executive education, rising 12 places to 52nd place in the category …” (more)

[Irish Times, 23 May]

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DCU Business School receives global accreditation

Posted in Governance and administration on April 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University Business School has received official recognition from the world’s oldest accrediting body for business schools. The move places DCU into the top tier of of business schools across the globe, following a lengthy review process by the US-based Advance Collegiate Schools of Business …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 20 April]

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UCC lecturer fails to get injunction over professorial positions decision

Posted in Legal issues on April 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A judge yesterday refused to grant an injunction to senior lecturer and head of the management and marketing department at UCC …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, Irish Examiner, 21 April]

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Lecturer refused injunctions pending professorship challenge

Posted in Legal issues on April 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A senior lecturer at University College Cork has been refused injunctions pending the outcome of her High Court challenge to a decision not to shortlist her in a competition for 10 professorial positions …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 20 April]

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Senior UCC lecturer fails to get injunction over decision not to shortlist her for job

Posted in Legal issues on April 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A senior university lecturer has failed to get an injunction over a decision not to shortlist her in a competition for ten professorial positions …” (more)

[Tom Tuite, Independent, 20 April]

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Ruling due on injunction sought by senior UCC lecturer

Posted in Legal issues on April 6th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A judge will give her decision later on whether to grant an injunction to senior lecturer and head of the Management and Marketing Department at UCC, Joan Buckley, who has brought proceedings arising out of the decision not to shortlist her in a competition for 10 professorial positions …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, Irish Examiner, 6 April]

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UCC President describes allegation of ‘shambolic selection process for posts’ as ‘an outrage’, High Court hears

Posted in Legal issues on April 1st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The President of University College Cork has described an allegation the selection process for the appointment of senior posts at UCC’s school of business is ‘shambolic’, as ‘an outrage’, the High Court heard today …” (more)

[Saurya Cherfi and Aodhan O’Faolain, Independent, 1 April]

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High Court challenge to selection process for UCC posts

Posted in Legal issues on March 25th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A university lecturer has launched a High Court challenge aimed at halting a selection process for the appointment of 10 senior posts at University College Cork’s school of business …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain, Independent, 25 March]

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