Vox Pop: Does the unofficial RAG week give NUI Galway a bad image? President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh speaks out

Posted in Governance and administration on February 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Galway’s unofficial RAG week always attracts online attention. Reading comment sections on Facebook on Donegal Tuesday, opinions on the week were clearly divided. New NUI Galway president Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh weighed in on the debate over the contentious week which ran from Sunday 11 – Friday 16 February. He said that while he ‘wasn’t conscious enough of any particular issue’ arising during the week, ultimately students attending university in Galway should have respect for the city …” (more)

[SIN, 21 February]

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Graduates should fund their former universities – says college president

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“New NUI Galway president Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh wants to see a culture of alumni giving back to their universities to help fund the education of current third-level students. He told the Irish Independent there was a ‘great tradition’ of past students gifting contributions to their universities in North America …” (more)

[Sorcha O’Connor, Independent, 19 February]

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New NUI Galway president ‘banging the drum’ for more third-level funding

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“New NUI Galway President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh believes that Ireland is ‘selling students short’ by not investing enough into third-level education. The former Dean of UCD College of Business commenced his term as President this semester and told SIN that he is ‘banging the drum’ for more funding for Irish universities, rather than focusing on ongoing debate on the cost of university fees …” (more)

[SIN, 7 February]

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New President of NUI Galway wants clean slate

Posted in Governance and administration on January 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The new President of NUI Galway has kicked off his ten-year term by extending an olive branch to colleagues, inviting female lecturers who are suing the college for discrimination to a meeting and vowing to review the ‘precarious contractual positions’ of many workers. Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh takes up the most senior position of his academic career at a particularly fraught time in the university’s history …” (more)

[Denise McNamara, Connacht Tribune, 25 January]

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New era at NUI Galway: Let’s hope it bodes well for women’s promotions

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A new era has begun at NUI Galway. We hope it becomes the era of gender equality where the women who have filed discrimination suits against the university are – after what is now a nine-year wait – finally promoted. Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, a Galway native, took over as president of the university this month, ending the 10-year reign of Dr Jim Browne. Dr Browne gave a stunning parting interview to Cois Coiribe, NUI Galway’s annual magazine for alumni, that at best could be described as hypocritical …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 24 January]

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University chief calls for college fees to be doubled

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 31st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Nearly 100,000 students at Irish universities should pay tuition fees of up to €6,000 a year – twice the current charge – according to retiring NUI Galway president Dr Jim Browne who says the idea of free fees is simply ‘naive’. Higher fees should be accompanied by a new scheme of loans which students would start repaying once they reach a certain income threshold after graduation …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 31 December]

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Galway TD clashes with Education Minister in Dáil over NUIG Irish language requirement

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A Galway TD has challenged the Education Minister in the Dáil over legislation to ensure all future presidents of NUI Galway are fluent in Irish. It’s after management at the university recently decided to change recruitment criteria …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 7 December]

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NUI Galway appoints Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh as 13th president

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh has been appointed as the 13th president of NUI Galway and will take over the helm next January following the ending of Dr Jim Browne’s 10-year term of office. However, the incoming president has faced immediate calls to meet with Siptu, which has said that it wants talks on how ‘he intends to resolve the systemic discrimination against women staff across all grades’ in the university …” (more)

[Irish Times, 4 September]

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City native is new President of NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“City native Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh is the new President of NUI GalwayThe Newcastle native and NUIG graduate will succeed Dr Jim Browne in January at the conclusion of his ten year term …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 4 September]

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Cog Notes: Change is in the air for Irish business schools

Posted in Teaching on December 2nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Eyebrows were raised at Trinity College Dublin last week when venture capitalist Seán Melly, who chairs the university’s business school, said it was ‘no longer fit for purpose’. Presumably, school leavers filling out their CAO forms are told something different …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 2 December]

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Ireland must make a choice on an elite university if education system is to thrive

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Rankings, fees and how to keep up with the rest of the world. The dean of business at UCD maps out education’s future with Gavin McLoughlin …” (more)

[Independent, 13 November]

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We should only back handful of top universities – UCD business dean

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The dean of UCD’s business school has said Ireland needs to ‘make choices’ about establishing centres of excellence if our universities are to stop their slide in the world rankings …” (more)

[Gavin McLoughlin, Independent, 13 November]

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UCD Smurfit School MBA ranked among best in world

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

“One of UCD’S MBA programmes has been ranked among the world’s best, coming 81st in the 2013 Financial Times Global Executive MBA Rankings …” (more)

[Business ETC, 21 October]

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UCD Business School gets international seal of approval from AACSB

Posted in Governance and administration on April 25th, 2013 by steve

“UCD Business School is the only business school in Ireland to receive accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB – the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards business degrees in the world …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 25 April]

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60% of new UCD School of Business faculty members from overseas

Posted in Governance and administration on October 29th, 2012 by steve

“UCD School of Business has appointed 14 new faculty members to the university for the new academic year, most of whom are from outside Ireland …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 24 October]

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Teacher’s Pet

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2012 by steve

“With six weeks to go until the Budget, Department of Education officials are casting around for some €77 million in savings …” (more)

[Irish Times, 23 October]

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UCD Business School appoints Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh as dean

Posted in Governance and administration on January 9th, 2012 by steve

“UCD Business School has announced the appointment of Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh as its new dean. Ó hÓgartaigh succeeds Tom Begley, who was dean of the school from December 2005 to June 2011 …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 9 January]

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