Higher Education’s Monopoly on Credibility Is Ending

Posted in Teaching on July 12th, 2012 by steve

“In the past, the only way to get professional credibility was with a college degree. Now young people are using many different tools to gain a foothold in the business world …” (more)

[Michael Ellsberg, Time, 12 July]

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Online college in link-up with top London university

Posted in Teaching on July 12th, 2012 by steve

“In a significant development, online education provider Hibernia College is to offer degree courses in computing and business in association with the University of London which is one of the world’s top-ranked universities …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 12 July]

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Hibernia to offer business degrees

Posted in Teaching on July 11th, 2012 by steve

“The online education provider Hibernia College is to offer degree courses in computing and business in association with the University of London, one of the world’s top ranked universities. Students will pay €4,980 for the undergraduate degree courses which will be awarded by the University of London …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 11 July]

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A question of standards

Posted in Teaching on February 25th, 2011 by steve

“MBA students who want to be sure that they will get a good education, which is recognised globally, only need look at how the UCD School of Business is doing in world rankings …” (more)

[Irish Times, 25 February]

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Smurfit school jumps 20 spots

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2011 by steve

“University College Dublin’s Smurfit School has jumped 20 places in a prestigious international ranking of graduate business colleges …” (more)

[Independent, 31 January]

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Trinity’s School of Business Ranked 21st in World Ranking

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2009 by steve

“Trinity College’s School of Business was ranked 21st in the world among the top 100 Global Business Schools by Eduniversal when it released its report on the world’s top 1,000 business schools recently. The renowned ranking also places TCD’s School of Business as 1st in Ireland and 15th in Europe …” (more)

[Trinity College Communications Office, 17 November]

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Being a humble servant to business will be a disaster for everyone

Posted in Governance and administration on June 5th, 2009 by steve

UK“By insisting our universities’ sole role is to fire the economy, we have lost sight of their more civilising purpose. For some time now, the fundamental aims of a university education have been in jeopardy; and, in this time of financial crisis, the betrayal of those aims needs to be addressed. The threat comes from a Government that closed the Department for Education, and from a supine Higher Education Funding Council for England and Universities UK, who see their role as managing government priorities rather than representing, within those priorities, the realities of education. Behind all this lies the mantra that universities are a form of ‘business’. That way disaster lies …” (more)

[Thomas Docherty, Times Higher Education, 4 June]

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