HEA Chief Executive Says Colleges Need to Keep Focus on Targeting Disadvantage

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority, Dr Graham Love, has stated that higher education institutions need to continue to be active both in engaging with disadvantaged communities and in attracting students from disadvantaged backgrounds …” (more)

[Malcolm Byrne, Higher Education Authority, 20 November]

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Technological Universities One Step Closer, After Cabinet Approval

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Ireland is now one step closer to having a legal foundation for the ambitious technological universities project, after cabinet today approved the progression of the Technological Universities Bill. Cabinet-level approval for the bill means a proposed increase in investigatory powers for the Higher Education Authority (HEA) – which has already triggered some concerns from Irish universities over an erosion of autonomy – is one step closer to being implemented …” (more)

[Róisín Power, University Times, 7 November]

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Whistleblowers anxiously await release of University of Limerick report

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The long-awaited report into a series of allegations of misconduct at the University of Limerick is now in the hands of the Higher Education Authority and the Department of Education and Science. Dr Graham Love, chief executive of the HEA, confirmed that the report was received this week from Dr Richard Thorn, following months of investigations, interviews and analysis …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 27 October]

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HEA welcomes steps in the right direction in Budget 2018

Posted in Governance and administration on October 11th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“€60 million extra for Higher Education in 2018 is a small but significant step in the right direction. When allied to €200 million in public private partnerships, over €250 million in direct capital expenditure over the next four years and a separate allocation to cover national wage agreements, this signposts a change in direction for Higher Education in Ireland …” (more)

[Graham Love, Higher Education Authority, 11 October]

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Universities Shouldn’t Fear Investigatory Powers, Says HEA Head

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Powers to investigate Irish universities, mooted by the Minister for Education Richard Bruton in July, would be used in a ‘sophisticated’ manner, the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has told The University Times. The powers, which Bruton hopes to introduce in amendments to the 2015 Technological Universities Bill, caused significant unease in the higher education sector when announced …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 21 September]

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Third Level Institutions Face Funding Cuts Over Gender Gap

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Third Level institutions across the country have been condemned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) as new figures revealed that women in senior positions are under-represented. New measures implemented by the HEA will see State funding being linked to each Third Level institutions’ performance in overcoming the ongoing issue of gender inequality and has resulted in mandatory gender quotas to decrease the gender gap at senior levels …” (more)

[Niamh Haskins, Campus.ie, 31 July]

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Intake of international students threatened by lack of accommodation

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on May 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has warned that Ireland’s focus on attracting increasing numbers of foreign students is threatened by the lack of suitable accommodation. Dr Graham Love, CEO of the HEA, said that there was a shortage of accommodation in Dublin and most other large urban areas …” (more)

[Fionnuala Jones, NewsTalk, 29 May]

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HEA calls for greater powers to investigate third-level sector

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 26th, 2017 by steve

IrelandDr Graham Love, CEO of the HEA, discusses the issues raised about the governance at some Irish universities and Institute of Technology as revealed on RTÉ Investigates (audio).

[RTÉ – Morning Ireland, 26 May]

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Higher education ‘can thrive in Ireland after UK exit’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Brexit represents a major opportunity for Ireland’s higher education system, provided it gets the necessary State supports. The potential benefits include attracting more investment for research, more foreign students and more quality academics, but it will require investment and the right initiatives, the Oireachtas Education Committee was told …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 22 March]

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New HEA chief tells of ‘opportunities’ for colleges

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The new chief executive of the Higher Education Authority has said there are ‘exciting opportunities’ for universities and institutes of technology despite a series of challenges facing the sector. Dr Graham Love, currently chief executive of the Health Research Board, an agency of the Department of Health, has previously worked in senior roles in Science Foundation Ireland …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 9 January]

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New Chief Executive appointed of Higher Education Authority

Posted in Governance and administration on January 9th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Dr Graham Love has been appointed the new Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority (HEA), following the retirement of Tom Boland last August. Dr Love will take up the position this March and will be in charge in leading the ‘strategic development of the Irish higher education and research system with the objective of creating a coherent system of diverse institutions with distinct missions’ …” (more)

[Aisling Grace, Trinity News, 8 January]

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Love appointed as Higher Education Authority chief

Posted in Governance and administration on January 6th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Dr Graham Love has been appointed new Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority following the retirement last August of Tom Boland. Dr Love worked in senior roles in Science Foundation Ireland before assuming his current position as Chief Executive of the Health Research Board …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 6 January]

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New Love interest in clinical research

Posted in Research on April 8th, 2013 by steve

“Graham Love has just moved from Science Foundation Ireland to Molecular Medicine Ireland. He talks to Claire O’Connell about switching his sights to clinical studies …” (more)

[Claire O’Connell, Irish Times, 8 April]

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Scientists warn of potential conflict of interest at Government science body

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2012 by steve

“A number of scientists have warned that a conflict of interest may arise over plans for the Government’s science funding agency to take on the additional role of the previously independent Chief Scientific Adviser …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 1 November]

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Merging of science roles could mean conflict of interest

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2012 by steve

“A conflict of interest could arise from a Government decision to close the chief science adviser’s office and add this role to that of the head of funding body Science Foundation Ireland, commentators have warned …” (more)

[Irish Times, 31 October]

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Questioning Irish science policy

Posted in Governance and administration on September 12th, 2012 by steve

“Over the past 24 hours science policy has been a hot topic on the Irish airwaves. Covered on both the Six One News and Morning Ireland, questions are being asked as to why Ireland secured just 4 prestigious European Research Council (ERC) grants out of 530 awarded …” (more)

[Maria Delaney, Science Calling!, 12 September]

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Science foundation bullish on returns from research

Posted in Research on September 9th, 2011 by steve

“The taxpayer is getting a good return on the investment in scientific research, according to Science Foundation Ireland. The foundation yesterday released its annual report for 2010 and also its annual census of scientists who have received financial support …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 9 September]

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