Universities should not chase world league tables – HEA chief

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s top colleges should not place their strategic focus on trying to rise up international university league tables, the new chairman of the Higher Education Authority has said …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 14 October]

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Calls to reform third-level structures to reduce ‘hand-holding’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Management structures in third-level colleges need reform to reduce the amount of ‘hand-holding’ being undertaken by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) with them, said its incoming chairman …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 October]

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Meeting of the Committee on Education and Skills, Thursday 13 October 2016

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Meeting of the Committee on Education and Skills, Thursday 13 October 2016, Webcast Recording. CR1, LH 2000, 9.00 a.m. Non-payment of maintenance grants to students attending private higher education colleges [Representatives from Wake Up SUSI] and Engagement with Mr Michael Horgan, Chairperson Designate, Higher Education Authority (HEA)” (video).

[Houses of the Oireachtas, 13 October]

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New Higher Education Authority board given added business focus

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

Ireland“The former chief executive of the Royal College of Surgeons has been appointed chair of Higher Education Authority (HEA) by Minister for Education Richard Bruton. It is one of a series of business and management-focused appointments which Mr Bruton has made at a time when funding has emerged as the biggest issue facing the third level sector …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 27 July]

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