House students in prefabs, DCU chancellor suggested

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Chancellor of Dublin City University (DCU), Dr Martin McAleese, suggested the college consider housing students in prefab accommodation to meet demand. Dr McAleese raised the idea at a governing authority meeting last year in response to the ‘acute shortage of student accommodation’, according to minutes …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 12 November]

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New DCU Institute to transform Irish educational landscape

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2014 by steve

“Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD has today launched a report outlining the vision and structure of a ground-breaking new Institute of Education which will improve the quality of education for all the children of Ireland …” (more)

[Dublin City University, 20 June]

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New DCU Chancellor

Posted in Governance and administration on August 5th, 2011 by steve

“I am delighted that my former university, Dublin City University, has appointed Dr Martin McAleese to be its new Chancellor. His appointment will reinforce DCU’s status as an ambitious university that also attaches huge importance to educational values, economic development and social progress …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 5 August]

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DCU president criticises Leaving Cert

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Research on August 5th, 2011 by steve

“The President of Dublin City University has said ‘stamina is more important than intellect’ for many high-scoring students in the Leaving Cert. In the latest criticism of the Leaving Cert, Prof Brian MacCraith also says the current exam system discourages independent thought and critical thinking …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 5 August]

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