Colleges spent €150m on private consultants’ fees over six years

Posted in Governance and administration on February 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Institutes of higher education are relying increasingly on private consultants for expertise, with colleges spending €150 million hiring outside firms over the past six years, according to analysis from the Higher Education Authority …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 2 February]

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Third Level Institutions – NUI Galway

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

IrelandCarol Nolan (Offaly, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is aware that a staff member at the National University of Ireland, Galway has sought protection under the whistleblower legislation after making a series of disclosures to the Higher Education Authority involving alleged wrongdoing and irregularities where a central feature of the complaint relates to the appointment of persons to positions within the National University of Ireland, Galway and to the use of consultants …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 May]

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Trinity pays consultants €2.8m for ‘change management’

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin paid external consultants €2.8 million to assist in ‘change management’ at the university, figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 9 November]

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Welcome to your new crisp, modern and impactful TCD. I mean TCTUOD

Posted in Governance and administration on March 29th, 2014 by steve

“OK, time to ‘fess up. I also have presided over university rebranding exercises. The first of these was in 2001, when we introduced the new logo and brand for Dublin City University …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 29 March]

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