New DCU, old discrimination

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on August 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The newly formed DCU Institute of Education caused controversy only days into its existence. The faculty has been formed following the full incorporation of three educational institutes into the university, namely St Patrick’s College, Mater Dei and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) …” (more)

[Brion Hoban, The College View, 27 August]

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Religious identity a determining factor in DCU primary school teaching courses

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on August 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University will offer two alternative pathways to students wishing to enter a primary school teaching course this year, with a determining factor in the review process being whether or not an applicant is of a Catholic, Protestant or other religious background …” (more)

[The College View, 26 August]

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DCU to rename half its buildings after inspirational women

Posted in Governance and administration on August 25th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University is set to rename half of its buildings after women, Dr Christine Loscher announced at Inspirefest last week. As part of the campus redevelopment plans that are being implemented across the Glasnevin, St. Patrick’s College, Mater Dei and All Hallows’ campuses, all of the University’s buildings are to be renamed …” (more)

[Irish Times, 24 August]

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Looney to head DCU education faculty

Posted in Governance and administration on August 24th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dr Anne Looney has been appointed as head of Dublin City University’s new Faculty of Education. The new faculty is the result of the incorporation into the university of three formerly independent colleges of education: the Catholic St Patrick’s and Mater Dei teacher training colleges, and the Church of Ireland College of Education. Dr Looney is currently CEO of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 24 August]

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Different points to enter Teacher Training College

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on August 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“RTÉ revealed that DCU’s newly formed Teacher Training course, which amalgamated 3 previous colleges of education into its campus, has two separate CAO entry points. In order to get their Bachelor of Education degree, there is the normal route for everyone, which requires 465 points. However, according to their current Prospectus, there is also a ‘restricted entry’ version of the degree …” (more)

[Anseo.net, 23 August]

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Religion a factor in teacher and nursing training

Posted in Governance and administration on August 22nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The dominance of the churches in primary education here has led to an unusual situation at Dublin City University, writes RTÉ Education Correspondent Emma O Kelly. This year sees the full incorporation into DCU of three former colleges of education – the Catholic St Patrick’s and Mater Dei …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 22 August]

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Colleges ‘must be more age conscious’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Colleges are heading down the path to extinction unless they become more age conscious, one of the world’s leading experts on older people claims. Higher education has yet to focus on this change — including the huge increase in potential students in their 50s and beyond …” (more)

[Sarah Slater, Irish Examiner, 11 August]

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First ever Irish university taught course on sexuality and sexual health education will begin in September

Posted in Teaching on July 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The first ever Irish university taught course on sexuality and sexual health education will begin in September at Dublin City University. Running parallel to that programme will be another first — this autumn, DCU will also offer a taught course on relationships and sexuality for people with intellectual disability …” (more)

[Áilín Quinlan, Irish Examiner, 7 July]

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DCU to rename half its buildings after inspirational women

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University (DCU) is to rename all its buildings – with 50% of the newly-christened buildings to be named after women …” (more)

[Brigid O Gorman, Silicon Republic, 1 July]

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Development plan to transform DCU will cost €230m

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University (DCU) is unveiling an ambitious €230m capital development plan today that will physically transform the fast-growing university …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 29 April]

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Call for extended Seanad voting rights

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

Ireland“A campaign has been launched by three of Ireland’s third level institutions in an effort to extend voting rights for Seanad elections to the graduates of all third level institutions in the State. Graduate Equality, a joint campaign between Dublin City University (DCU), the University of Limerick (UL) and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), aims to have the results of a 1979 constitutional amendment implemented …” (more)

[Tomás Heneghan, Irish Times, 25 April]

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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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New primary school to be built on the grounds of All Hallows College as part of €14m deal

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A major new primary school is to be built in the grounds of the historic All Hallows College as part of the €14m deal to sell it to Dublin City University (DCU). The university finalised the sale this morning after it was initially agreed in principle last June …” (more)

[Shane Phelan, Independent, 8 April]

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Three Irish institutions rank in top 150 best ‘young universities’

Posted in Governance and administration on April 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Three Irish universities have ranked in the top 150 best ‘young universities’ league table. The Times Higher Education ‘150 under 50’ ranks colleges which have been established in the past half century. Maynooth University ranked the best of the Irish universities (68th place), followed by Dublin City University (79th place), and University of Limerick (between 101 and 150th) …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 7 April]

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DCU courses to move to All Hallows

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

Ireland“Students of Fiontar on the DCU Glasnevin Campus have been informed that their lectures will take place on the All Hallows campus next year. The move comes as part of the incorporation between DCU, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Mater Dei Institute of Education and Church of Ireland College of Education. ‘The New DCU’ will be rolled out from September 2016 with a wide range of changes taking place across campuses and across disciplines …” (more)

[The College View, 6 April]

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Train trashed after DCU society event

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

Ireland“Irish Rail had to take a train out of service after it was left in a ‘horrific state’ from a joint DCU Engineering Society and Science & Health Society event on Monday, they have claimed. A joint ESoc and Accounting & Finance Society event, scheduled for next week has been cancelled by Irish Rail as a result of the condition the train was left in …” (more)

[Hayley Halpin, The College View, 24 February]

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Will DCU graduates have a vote in the Seanad elections?

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

IrelandQUESTION: As a graduate of DCU, I have been looking forward to voting in the forthcoming Seanad election. This follows Enda Kenny’s pledge in 2013 to extend voting rights in the Seanad election to all third-level graduates …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 23 February]

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Sáez-Martínez, González-Moreno and Hogan, ‘The Role of the university in eco-entrepreneurship: evidence from the eurobarometer survey on attitudes of European entrepreneurs towards eco-innovation’

Posted in Research on January 30th, 2016 by steve

IrelandAbstract: There is an increasing social and political awareness of the importance of sustainable innovations. Strategic partnerships between policy makers, businesses, researchers and citizens are key to developing, implementing and applying eco-innovation, essential for the transition to a competitive green economy. Within this innovation ecosystem, universities can play a central role in creating viable alternative models that are driven by environmental sustainability. Based on evidence from the first survey on Eco-innovation in Europe ‘The Eurobarometer 315 Survey on Attitudes of European Entrepreneurs towards Eco-Innovation’, the present paper examines the impact of university collaboration on eco-innovating small firms. It also considers how technology push, demand side factors and the regulatory framework, drive eco-innovation in European SMEs. This paper has several implications for managers, as well as for policy makers. For managers, it should be stressed that collaboration with universities is essential to drive all types of eco-innovations. Our findings also suggest that national government should foster cooperation with universities following EU example (eg. European Innovation Partnership in EcoAP), as national policies based on subsidies and fiscal incentives appear to be ineffective.

[DORAS, 28 January]

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Universities offer ‘literacy clinics’ for students

Posted in Teaching on January 30th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Fiona Ó Murchú, a secondary teacher in Co Louth, regularly ploughs through students’ essays. The results are not pretty. Frequently, they come with little, if any, punctuation: ‘You have to fight your way through a forest of words to find some kind of path of understanding’ …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 30 January]

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What will DCU Incorporation mean for the University?

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

Ireland“The DCU Incorporation Programme is the planned coming together of St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Mater Dei Institute of Education and Church of Ireland College of Education with Dublin City University – the New DCU …” (more, video)

[Dublin City University, YouTube, 28 January]

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