Universities Have Had Enough Tinkering. Fund Them Instead

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Tinkering around the edges and skirting the big issues has become Richard Bruton’s political forte. The Minister for Education has, for the last two years, promised immediate action on funding and said it was of the highest importance. Yet, as the government this week released a raft of reforms – including fines for mismanagement in Irish universities – it’s getting to the stage where everything and anything goes. Except for funding …” (more)

[University Times, 21 January]

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Urgent need to tackle underfunding of higher education, universities warn

Posted in Governance and administration on January 16th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Irish universities have warned of the ‘urgent need’ to deal with underfunding of higher education. While they welcomed a new funding model for the sector, they said ambitious Government targets to become the best education system in Europe could be delivered only with increased investment …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 16 January]

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IUA welcomes publication of Expert Panel Report on Funding Model but structural funding deficit remains

Posted in Governance and administration on January 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Universities Association (IUA) welcomes the publication of the Expert Panel Report on the Review of the Allocation Model for Higher Education Funding. The government has set out its initial response and we look forward to working with the Department of Education and Skills and the Higher Education Authority to develop the detailed implementation of these high level objectives …” (more)

[Irish Universities Association, 15 January]

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IUA Welcomes New Director General Jim Miley

Posted in Governance and administration on January 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The IUA welcomes its new Director General Jim Miley who has taken up his appointment on Jan 8th 2018. Mr Miley, takes over from Ned Costello, whose term of office ended in December. Jim has extensive experience across a variety of commercial and public-sector roles and brings a wealth of organisational and marketing experience to the IUA at a time of significant change and challenge for the seven Irish universities that the IUA represents …” (more)

[Irish Universities Association, 8 January]

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Jim Miley Named Director General of IUA

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Jim Miley, a former General Secretary of Fine Gael, has been appointed Director General of the Irish Universities Association (IUA). Miley will take over the organisation from CEO Ned Costello from January in the newly created role of Director General …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, Universty Times, 24 November]

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