Minister Mitchell O’Connor leads largest Education Mission to India to date

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Over 2,000 Indian students expected to participate in Education in Ireland fairs in 5 Indian cities. India is now fastest growing market for recruitment of third level students. Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD Minister of State for Higher Education arrives in New Delhi, India today (Friday 23rd February 2018) to lead the ‘Education in Ireland’ trade mission to India …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 23 February]

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Ireland extends post study rules for Indians

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Irish government has given the permission to double the ‘stay-back option’ for master’s and PhD students from 12 months to 24 months. The government is making it easier for Indian students who have graduated in Ireland to stay-on after they finish studying …” (more)

[Hindustan Times, 14 February]

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Russia tops league for number of visas to study in Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 24th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Russia tops the league table for the number of study visas to Ireland issued over the last three years, followed by Saudi Arabia, China and India. India had the highest number of visas refused for an individual country …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 12 October]

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Scotland and the Three-Year Bachelor degree

Posted in Teaching on January 22nd, 2015 by steve

Scotland“The four-year undergraduate degree for Scotland’s universities, as noted in the Times Higher Education is the ‘gold standard’ and seen as a ‘broader and more flexible’ alternative to the narrow, focused three-year bachelor degree programs offered by universities in the rest of the UK …” (more)

[Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert, Academic Exchange, 22 January]

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Poor language skills of Irish workers barrier to export market growth – Sinnamon

Posted in Life on November 26th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Irish people’s language skills are one of the main obstacles to Irish companies getting the most out of the growing Chinese market, Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon has said …” (more)

[Gavin McLoughlin, Independent, 26 November]

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Minister English returns from successful trade mission in India

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 19th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, has just returned from an Education in Ireland three day trade mission to India, aimed at attracting Indian students to study in Ireland and to enhance collaborations on projects between Irish and Indian higher education institutes …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 19 November]

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Minister English visits India to highlight education and research opportunities in Ireland

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

Ireland“The Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, is currently on a trade mission in India. He is working with Enterprise Ireland to highlight a range of education and research opportunities in Ireland, and a particular emphasis is being placed on partnership opportunities at third-level …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 13 November]

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UCD teams up with global alumni to open key international centres

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) will tap into its graduates all over the world as part of a new global strategy that will see it open centres in key international locations …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 12 November]

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India and the World Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2014 by steve

India“There is an excellent article in Asian Scientist by Prof Pushkar of BITS Pilani that questions the developing obsession in India with getting into the top 100 or 200 of the world rankings …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 3 February]

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Number of Indian students in Ireland to double in next year

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 19th, 2013 by steve

“The number of fee-paying Indian students coming to DCU to study is set to rise, in line with the Government’s plan to double the number of Indian students in Ireland by the end of 2014 …” (more)

[Suzanne Cooper, The College View, 18 December]

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UCD Announces €250,000 Scholarship To Indian Students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 22nd, 2013 by steve

“University College Dublin (UCD) has announced the launch of the 2014 UCD scholarships for Indian undergraduate and postgraduate students. Of particular note in the €250,000 scholarship fund, the largest ever by an Irish University …” (more)

[Business World, 22 November]

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Office of University College Dublin, to be set up in Delhi

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 21st, 2013 by steve

“Ireland, which seeks to attract over 5,000 students to its campuses in another five years, announced setting up an office of University College Dublin, here supporting partnership in education, research and innovation …” (more)

[Universities News, 21 November]

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Third level Indian students studying in Ireland to double to over 2,000 by 2014

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 19th, 2013 by steve

“Ireland is on track to more than double the number of Indian students coming to Ireland for third level education programmes to over 2,000 by the end of 2014, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said today …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 19 November]

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Top global universities rule out setting up India campuses for now

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2013 by steve

India“Barely days after the government opened doors for foreign universities to set up campuses here, half-a-dozen top universities said they have no interest in the invitation from India …” (more)

[Universities News, 15 September]

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India’s ancient university returns to life

Posted in Governance and administration on May 29th, 2013 by steve

India“It was an eminent centre of learning long before Oxford, Cambridge and Europe’s oldest university Bologna were founded. Nalanda University in northern India drew scholars from all over Asia, surviving for hundreds of years before being destroyed by invaders in 1193 …” (more)

[Yojana Sharma, BBC News, 29 May]

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State control blamed for ‘slow death’ of universities

Posted in Governance and administration on March 9th, 2013 by steve

India“Universities are ‘dying a slow and painful’ death in the face of utilitarian policies of the state and aggressive commercialisation of higher education, eminent educationists said last week at a seminar organised by the Delhi University Teachers’ Association …” (more)

[University World News, 9 March]

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Are tougher visa rules putting Indian students off UK?

Posted in Governance and administration on February 16th, 2013 by steve

“The number of Indian students studying in the UK fell for the first time the last year, many say due to changes in visa rules …” (more, video)

[BBC News, 15 February]

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Ireland can’t cope with international competition in the higher education sector

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 13th, 2013 by steve

“… The Irish are worried however, according to the article, because they can hardly cope with the competition of other English-speaking countries. From their most important recruitment country, China, there were 10% less students in Ireland this year and in India they just can’t get their marketing campaigns off the ground …” (more)

[Wittenborg University, 9 January]

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Move to double number of Indian students in Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 29th, 2012 by steve

“Ireland plans on doubling the number of Indian students in its universities to about 2,000 over the next three years, Minister of State for Training and Skills Ciarán Cannon’s said in Mumbai yesterday …” (more)

[Rahul Bedi, Irish Times, 29 November]

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Building strategic links in education Bric by Bric

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 26th, 2012 by steve

“Increased student exchange and research collaboration is paving the way for stronger ties with India, Brazil and Russia …” (more)

[John Holden, Irish Times, 26 November]

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