IT Tralee spends over €400,000 on consultancy fees for proposed merger with CIT

Posted in Governance and administration on March 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Institute of Technology Tralee has spent over €400,000 on consultancy fees for its proposed merger with CIT. The project to merge IT Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology, which first began in 2009, is currently ongoing, with a view to enrolling the first students in September of this year …” (more)

[Radio Kerry News, 11 March]

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University paid €130,000 to consultancy firm

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

Ireland“NUI Galway has spent more than €130,000 for advice and services from a Dublin-based private consultancy. Athrú Consultancy Limited was hired by the city university for a variety of reasons over a three-year period …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 23 May]

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Academics shun engagement with business

Posted in Life on January 12th, 2016 by steve

UK“UK universities have failed to encourage academics to engage with businesses and the community in so-called third stream activity, a series of candid interviews has revealed. Lecturers felt that teaching and research were much higher priorities …” (more)

[David Matthews, Times Higher Education, 12 January]

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‘Golden circle’ of double-jobbing medics cost over €17m a year

Posted in Governance and administration on January 3rd, 2010 by steve

“Over €17m is being paid out to a ‘golden circle’ of Irish academic consultants who are benefiting from a dual salary from both the HSE and the universities …” (more)

[Jennifer Bray, Sunday Tribune, 3 January]

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