Observers should be used to prevent gender bias in universities European report recommends

Posted in Governance and administration on January 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity is among the League of European Research Universities recommending external observation of hiring processes. Independent observers should be included on academic hiring committees to avoid gender bias, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) recommends. …” (more)

[Lauren Boland, Trinity News, 25 January]

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Trinity joins Oxford and Cambridge in European college network

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has become the first Irish university to join a leading network of European research-intensive colleges which includes Oxford and Cambridge. The development is a timely boost for the higher education sector at a time of growing anxiety over the standing of Ireland’s top universities, which have been sliding down international rankings …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 18 November]

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With Jubilant Celebration, Trinity Announced Latest Member of League of European Research Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“In an event marking one of the high points of Provost Prendergast’s tenure, Trinity was today announced as the first and only Irish university accepted into the prestigious League of European Research Universities (Leru), a group of 21 leading European universities with strong influence on EU research policy …” (more)

[Sinéad Baker and Dominic McGrath, University Times, 18 November]

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Trinity Shortlisted for Entry to Prestigious League of European Research Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“In his mid-term address to College on Friday evening, Provost Patrick Prendergast confirmed the ‘rumour’ that Trinity has been shortlisted for membership of the League of European Research Universities (Leru), a pan-European group of 21 leading universities on the continent …” (more)

[Niamh Egleston, University Times, 15 October]

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Gender equality: we are definitely not there yet

Posted in Research on September 30th, 2015 by steve

EU“There is a widely recognised need to step up systematic efforts on gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the EU. The world of research is no exception to this: 1/ not enough women enter or remain in a research profession and very few are in leadership positions …” (more)

[League of European Research Universities, 30 September]

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Improve gender-based analysis in EU research – LERU

Posted in Research on September 21st, 2015 by steve

EU“The League of European Research Universities, or LERU, has called for improved gender-based analysis in research, saying the European Union, or EU, should use its funding power to insist on better use of this key study variable …” (more)

[Martin Todd, University World News, 17 September]

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LERU calls for fundamental change to the financial model behind journal publishing

Posted in Research on March 18th, 2015 by steve

EU“LERU universities embrace Open Access and endorse the European Commission’s advocacy of open, wide dissemination of research outputs in its Science 2.0 (Open Science) agenda. Across Europe, universities are making progress in delivering on this objective. A number of challenges remain …” (more)

[League of European Research Universities, 18 March]

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Widespread opposition to cuts in EU research budget

Posted in Research on February 16th, 2015 by steve

EU“Europe has been struggling with financial crisis in recent years. One of the latest initiatives has been the introduction of EFSI – European Fund for Strategic Investments …” (more)

[Hedda, 15 February]

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‘Online learning at research-intensive universities’

Posted in Teaching on June 25th, 2014 by steve

EU“… it is thus important to emphasise from the start that this is not yet another position paper about MOOCs. Rather, it argues that it is in the interests of R[esearch-] I[ntensive] U[niversities]s to generate a full-scale digital strategy, in which MOOCs will be but one element. MOOCs are at the moment showing the potential to change the face of educational delivery because they emancipate it and invigorate it, but this paper does not see this change as presently revolutionary. At the time of writing over half of the LERU universities have some form of engagement with MOOCs …” (more)

[League of European Research Universities (LERU), June]

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Report finds little progress on European Research Area

Posted in Research on September 26th, 2013 by steve

EU“With just three months to go before the launch of the European Research Area, or ERA, much work is still needed before a border-free international market for research projects can be established, a new report has found …” (more)

[Carmen Paun, University World News, 26 September]

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Big changes in student mobility needed, says LERU

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 4th, 2013 by steve

EU“Europe’s top research universities are pushing for more structured forms of student mobility, to build on the achievements of the Erasmus exchange programme, which they say is reaching its limits …” (more)

[Alan Osborn, University World News, 2 May]

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Research universities to establish global network

Posted in Research on March 21st, 2013 by steve

International“Four of the world’s major research university groups are to form an international network as a parallel organisation to the Global Research Council of Science and Engineering Funding Agencies, established last year by agency representatives from nearly 50 countries …” (more)

[Geoff Maslen, University World News, 21 March]

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