Emergency action urged for third-level funding

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“An emergency action plan for higher education should be introduced by Education Minister Richard Bruton like the one he implemented for jobs, a leading academic has claimed. Royal Irish Academy (RIA) president Mary Daly says the sector needs a strong inter-departmental initiative, as past failure to invest in infrastructure has brought higher education to a crisis point …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 28 May]

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Exclusion of part-time students from free fees scheme challenged

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A new tax relief should be introduced for part-time students as an equity measure and to help reverse the fall in postgraduate enrolments in higher education, the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) has said …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 17 August]

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Funding doubts causing university ‘brain drain’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A more ‘dynamic’ higher education system is needed to attract both top researchers and women to leadership roles in Ireland, the president of the Royal Irish Academy has said …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 29 May]

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Royal Irish Academy appoints first woman president in 229 years

Posted in Research on March 16th, 2014 by steve

“It took 229 years, but the Royal Irish Academy has appointed its first female president. Professor Mary E Daly was elected into the role yesterday, becoming the 55th president of Ireland’s leading academic institution …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 16 March]

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