The professor, his wife, her job, and a free house

Posted in Governance and administration on October 25th, 2010 by steve

“A teaching union wants the Welsh Assembly to investigate the appointment of a university boss’s wife to a highly-paid new job at the same institution. Professor John Hughes has just taken up the post of vice chancellor at Bangor University, north Wales …” (more)

[The Workers United, 22 October]

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Maynooth president to take top Welsh post

Posted in Governance and administration on June 12th, 2010 by steve

“The President of NUI Maynooth resigned yesterday after securing a prestigious post in Wales. John Hughes is stepping down to become vice-chancellor or chief executive of Bangor University …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 12 June]

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Bangor University appoints Vice-Chancellor

Posted in Governance and administration on June 12th, 2010 by steve

“The Council of Bangor University has appointed Professor John Hughes as its next Vice-Chancellor. He will succeed Professor Merfyn Jones, and will be only the University’s seventh Vice-Chancellor or Principal in its 126-year history. He will take up his post in the Autumn. John Hughes is currently President of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth …” (more)

[HT: Conor Houghton]
[Bangor University Website, 11 June]

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Universities welcome idea of bonus CAO points for maths

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 11th, 2010 by steve

“University presidents have reacted positively to new proposals for bonus CAO points for maths. Dr John Hughes, president of NUI Maynooth, said universities would respond in a favourable way to a move by Minister for Education Mary Coughlan …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 11 May]

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Best in class for making most of shrinking resources

Posted in Governance and administration on March 26th, 2010 by steve

“The Irish universities welcome the study undertaken by the EU Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs. This report is based on extensive analysis of the outputs and outcomes achieved relative to the investment in higher education …” (more)

[John Hughes, Independent, 26 March]

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Irish universities could launch VC fund

Posted in Governance and administration on April 10th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“The substantial funding gap for seeding start-ups and college spin-out companies could soon be addressed by the universities of Ireland banding together and creating their own venture capital (VC) fund, according to an article on Speaking with, the president of NUI Maynooth John Hughes said that it is in times of recession when some of the best companies and industry clusters are created. ‘Silicon Valley was created during a recession. The US military pulled a load of contracts and suddenly there were lots of out of work scientists. They banded together, created companies and local universities played a role too …’” (more)

[Business and Leadership, 10 April]

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