Ireland’s Universities Could Reap Brexit’s Benefits, if they Seize its Opportunities

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Negotiations on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU started nearly a month ago. Forecasts of the potential impact of Brexit on the Irish economy, the border and the peace process in Northern Ireland send chills down many people’s spines. However, despite its potentially disastrous consequences …” (more)

[Neale Richmond, University Times, 15 July]

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Some gains in education but dangers loom

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on June 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s higher education system could enjoy a positive spin-off from Brexit, although it also presents huge dangers. On the plus side, Ireland may become a magnet for talented academics and researchers – and the research funding they bring – as well as international students, who want to work or study in what will then be one of just two English speaking countries in the EU (the other being Malta) …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 21 June]

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Internationalisation of HE may be accelerating

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 25th, 2017 by steve

International“Over the past months, since the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States – in particular after the transition – many articles have been published about the negative impact of these two events on the internationalisation of higher education in the United States and the United Kingdom and beyond …” (more)

[Hans de Wit, University World News, 24 February]

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Whose values is internationalisation of HE promoting?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 25th, 2017 by steve

International“With xenophobic sentiments reaching a feverish pitch across parts of the globe, some scholars are prescribing a heavy dose of internationalisation as a potential strategy for counteracting the social, political and economic ramifications of recent developments in the United States and parts of Europe …” (more)

[Abu Kamara, University World News, 24 February]

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New targets set to expand internationalisation of HE

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

Ireland“The Irish government has unveiled a new strategy on international education, designed to help the country become ‘internationally recognised for the development of global citizens through our internationalised education system and a market leader in attracting international student talent’ …” (more)

[Brendan O’Malley, University World News, 10 October]

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Call for contributions: next generation insights into internationalization of higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on August 30th, 2016 by steve

International“Are you a young scholar on higher education and are working on themes related to internationalization? Douglas Proctor (Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education) and Laura Rumbley (Boston College Center for International Higher Education) have launched a call for chapter proposals for an edited collection focusing on next generation perspectives on the internationalization of higher education … ” (more)

[Hedda, 30 August]

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A tipping point for internationalization?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 3rd, 2016 by steve

Canada“Over the last few years, my position about internationalization has been pretty consistent: the international student market is going to grow and grow. Talk about a China bubble – one of the education press’s favourite ‘what-if?’ doom and gloom scenarios – is almost invariably overstated …” (more)

[Alex Usher, HESA, 3 August]

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Universities with the international outlook

Posted in Governance and administration on July 4th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Brexit has been a hot topic for a while, especially after the outcome of the EU referendum being released on June 24. The referendum resulted in an overall vote to leave the EU, by 51.9% …” (more)

[Research on Higher Education in Ireland, 4 July]

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Foreign student increase to boost Irish colleges

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 18th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan plans to almost double the number of foreign students to boost the income of ailing colleges and universities in the coming years. A third-level strategy due to be published in the coming weeks has set out a significant increase in the numbers of international students entering our system in the next five years …” (more)

[Elaine Loughlan, Irish Examiner, 18 January]

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We cannot change our core values for Chinese students

Posted in Governance and administration on January 14th, 2016 by steve

China“One of the great ironic juxtapositions of 2015 must surely have been the cheering, red-T-shirted crowds lining the Mall in London for the carriage procession of China’s president, Xi Jinping, to Buckingham Palace, while, half a mile away, a very different crowd queued for tickets to Ai Weiwei’s exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts …” (more)

[Tao Zhang, Times Higher Education, 14 Janauary]

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Nine Irish institutions make international education list

Posted in Governance and administration on January 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Nine Irish higher-education institutes have made it on to the 2016 list of the top 200 league table of the most international universities in the world compiled by Times Higher Education …” (more)

[Éanna Ó Caollaí, Irish Times, 14 January]

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World’s most international universities 2016

Posted in Governance and administration on January 14th, 2016 by steve

International“The best universities in the world are truly global institutions – ones that attract students and scholars from all over the world and collaborate with leading departments no matter where they are based …” (more)

[Irish institutions: TCD 40, RCSI 46, UCD 74, DCU 138, NUIG 139, UL 139, NUIM 146, UCC 147, DIT 172]

[Ellie Bothwell, Times Higher Education, 14 January]

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UCC head silent on student loan idea

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on December 19th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“UCC president Dr Michael Murphy said he wasn’t going to waste a minute thinking about ‘kite flying’ when asked his opinion on the student loan system being explored by an expert group due to report to the Minister for Education next month …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 18 December]

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Minister for Education and Skills announces more than 500 scholarships for American students looking to study in Higher Education Institutions in Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister of Education and Skills, is delighted to announce enhanced levels of supports from Irish higher education institutions (HEIs) to support the US Government’s plans to double the number of American students studying abroad over the next five years …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 29 May]

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European universities ‘hobbled’ by language laws

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 7th, 2015 by steve

EU“Rector at Maastricht University fears that curbs on using English are preventing some institutions from innovating and internationalising. European universities are being stifled by laws that force them to teach courses in their country’s native language rather than in English …” (more)

[Ellie Bothwell, Times Higher Education, 7 May]

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NUI Galway aims to enter world ‘top 200’ in new strategy

Posted in Governance and administration on March 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway says it plans to become one of the world’s top 200 universities in global rankings by 2020 under a new strategic plan. The five-year strategy, which was presented by college president Prof Jim Browne at an ‘all staff meeting’ on campus on Thursday morning, identifies the professional development of staff – including significant progress on gender equality – as key objectives …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 26 March]

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Lessons for State in Singapore’s scientific research investment

Posted in Research on March 2nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Maintaining a global vision and putting more money into science are essential for any country that wants to have an international impact on research and innovation. Ireland could be at risk of missing the boat if it fails to invest at a higher lever and abandons basic research in favour of research that delivers short-term returns …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 2 March]

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France dominates new rankings for internationalisation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2015 by steve

International“France dominated new higher education rankings for internationalisation this week – taking six of the 27 top spots. The rankings based on ‘international orientation’ were produced by U-Multirank, the independent consortium supported by €2 million (US$2.3 million) of seed funding from the European Commission …” (more)

[Nic Mitchell, University World News, 13 February]

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O’Brien questions logic of pushing RCSI Bill when IT mergers are stalling

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Speaking in the Dáil today, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien questioned the logic of the Minister for Education and introducing a Bill to allow colleges to market themselves as a university when the IT merger processes are stalling …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 11 February]

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NUI Galway and DCU score top marks in European survey

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

Ireland“NUI Galway and DCU have come out with top marks in a new European ranking measuring the international orientation of higher education institutions. Five Irish universities and institutes of technology were assessed for the report card, along with over 230 institutions worldwide …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 9 February]

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