UCD and RCSI launch campus in Malaysia

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) have launched a new medical university in Malaysia. The newly established RCSI + UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) is Malaysia’s first accredited private medical school …” (more)

[Sarah Moran, Trinity News, 20 September]

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Staff in the Royal College of Surgeons secure pay increases of up to 7.5%

Posted in Governance and administration on August 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Staff in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have agreed significant pay increases, following local collective bargaining between management and trade union representatives. The new pay agreement includes increases of 7.5% for all union members earning under €100,000 per year with an increase of 3% for those earning above this amount …” (more)

[SIPTU, 22 August]

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Pay talks in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) conclude

Posted in Governance and administration on August 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Early last October IFUT teamed with SIPTU to formulate and serve a pay claim on behalf of our joint membership in the RCSI. The RCSI is a private institution and is not subject to the terms of the Public Sector Pay Agreement, however, the College, in the past, followed the terms of the national wage agreements and since their collapse in 2008 our members have not enjoyed any pay increases despite the success of the College …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 1 August]

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Royal College of Surgeons buys Shanahan’s building for €5m

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Royal College of Surgeons will strengthen its hold on the west side of Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green after agreeing to purchase the Georgian building occupied by the fine dining restaurant Shanahan’s on the Green. The college is believed to have paid close to €5 million for the building, which has been trading as a steak house since 2000. It was previously known as Whites on the Green when it was run as a restaurant by owner Peter White …” (more)

[Irish Times, 10 January]

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Surgical training and the RCSI

Posted in Governance and administration on November 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – In response to Prof Damian McCormack’s letter to you (‘Surgical training and the RCSI’, November 20th), the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) would like to ensure your readers are properly informed on the status of the RCSI training programmes …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 27 November]

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Surgical training and the RCSI

Posted in Teaching on November 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Prof Damian McCormack’s description (November 20th) of surgical training at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) as a ‘monopoly’ that ‘degrades the quality … of the end product’ because it has no competition from other Irish universities and medical schools is an interesting perspective …” (more)

[Noreen O’Carroll and David Smith, Irish Times, 22 November]

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RCSI urges Government to grant college university status

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) has urged the Government to grant it university status to help boost its chances of attracting top international researchers and students. While the college is allowed to describe itself abroad as a ‘university of medicine and health science’, it is prohibited from doing so within the State …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 21 November]

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Surgical training and the RCSI

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – It is ironic that a debate on the crisis in Irish health care and specifically in paediatric surgery should have taken place in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) (‘Ireland at “cliff edge” over paediatric surgeon shortages’, November 11th) and that the solution, according to an invited English colleague, is to pay surgeons more money to do their job …” (more)

[Damian McCormack, Irish Times, 20 November]

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RCSI opens new €80m high-tech building in Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has opened its new high-tech €80 million building in Dublin, which will be used for educating and training medical professionals. RCSI says the new building on York Street is the largest and most modern facility of its kind in Europe …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 18 October]

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RCSI seeks to address lack of female surgeons

Posted in Governance and administration on July 11th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is to implement a series of measures to improve the number of women working as surgeons in Ireland. Overall, only 7% of surgical consultants are female, including about 10% of general surgical consultants and 21% of plastic surgery consultants …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 10 July]

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As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff

Posted in Governance and administration on June 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s increasing need for doctors is mainly being met by employing foreign-trained doctors, according to a new report from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 22 June]

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Two-thirds of Royal College of Surgeons graduates to leave Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on June 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Just 84 graduating doctors out of a class of 275 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) plan to stay in Ireland. The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) and opposition politicians say more needs to be done to encourage students from abroad who study medicine in Ireland to stay and work in the Irish health service …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 7 June]

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RCSI signs €50m deal with European Investment Bank

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

Ireland“The RCSI and the European Investment Bank have signed a loan agreement worth €50 million for a significant investment in the College’s new 10-storey academic education building on York Street in Dublin, which has been welcomed by the Minister for Health …” (more)

[June Shannon, Irish Medical Times, 14 December]

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University Status Review – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2016 by steve

IrelandThomas Byrne (Meath East, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is not allowed to describe itself as a university here for marketing and labelling purposes but may do so outside the State; and his Department’s reasoning for maintaining this restriction on the RCSI in the Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 27 October]

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New €68m medical research centre to open in Galway

Posted in Research on September 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A new centre for medical device research representing a unique partnership between Irish universities and industry is opening in NUI Galway. The Cúram centre represents a €68 million investment in medtech research. Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and industry players have invested €49 million over six years to the project …” (more)

[Dominic Coyle, Irish Times, 26 September]

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Why do Irish institutions still call themselves ‘royal’?

Posted in Governance and administration on September 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“It is puzzling that despite Irish independence since 1922, several of our major academies and institutions have maintained royal status. Why do some Irish cling to the old colonial order? Among those that retain obsolete royal identities are the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), Royal Dublin Society (RDS), and the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) …” (more)

[Marion McEnroy-Higgins, Irish Times, 26 September]

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College of Surgeons aims to tap European bank for €50m redevelopment loan

Posted in Governance and administration on July 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering a €50m loan to part fund a redevelopment of the Royal College of Surgeons site. According to the Luxembourg-based bank, the money will be used to help finance the construction of the college’s new academic and education building …” (more)

[Colm Kelpie, Independent, 12 July]

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Multi-million euro award boosts universities’ cancer research

Posted in Research on April 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“New medical treatments for cancer, cardiovascular disease and rare conditions could flow from a multi-million euro research award jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and pharma giant Pfizer …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 13 April]

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Human rights warning for universities operating overseas

Posted in Governance and administration on April 6th, 2016 by steve

UK“Universities that deliver transnational programmes in countries with dubious human rights records have been warned that they are putting more than their reputations at risk. Gearóid Ó Cuinn and Sigrun Skogly of Lancaster University Law School argue that institutions and accreditation agencies could potentially face legal challenges in their home countries if they do not use the course certification process to try to uphold human rights overseas …” (more)

[Chris Havergal, Times Higher Education, 4 April]

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Colleges warned over support for foreign regimes

Posted in Governance and administration on March 31st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“In the wake of continuing threats of terrorist activity across the globe, two Irish training bodies are set to be advised by doctors to be aware of the potential of unconsciously legitimising regimes with links to terrorism, IMT reports …” (more)

[Lloyd Mudiwa, Irish Medical Times, 31 March]

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