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‘Universities Will Be Forced To Engage’ – The Rankings Game

Posted in Governance and administration on July 22nd, 2014 by steve

“Contributing Editor Jack Leahy examines the deep impact that international university ranking systems, despite their inadequacies, can have on third level institutions …” (more)

[University Times, 21 July]

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Second Skull Found Outside Trinity as Dig Continues

Posted in Life on July 21st, 2014 by steve

“Recent construction in front of Trinity College Dublin’s main gate has led to the discovery of human skeletal remains. The uncovering of the remains on July 16 has caused the construction for the Cross City Luas Line to be temporarily halted as the site is excavated …” (more)

[Kayle Crosson, University Times, 21 July]

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Profile: Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan

Posted in Governance and administration on July 11th, 2014 by steve

“Jan O’Sullivan is a TD for the Limerick City Constituency. Born in Clonlara, Co. Clare in 1950, she was educated at Villiers Secondary School in Limerick, and subsequently at Trinity College Dublin. Following her graduation from Trinity, she took a Higher Diploma in Education at University College Cork …” (more)

[Patrick Lavelle, University Times, 11 July]

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Staff anger at TCD decision to award professor salary above agreed pay scale

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2014 by steve

“The decision by the board of Trinity College to award a salary in excess of the agreed pay scale to the incoming professor of business studies has caused significant disquiet among current staff members, the Irish Examiner has learned …” (more)

[Peter O’Dwyer, Irish Examiner, 9 July]

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UCC and the United Nations are teaming up under a new water initiative

Posted in Research on July 9th, 2014 by steve

“The United Nations Environment Programme has chosen UCC to lead the way in assisting with their Global Environment Monitoring System for Water (GEMS/Water) …” (more)

[Greg Murphy, Irish Examiner, 8 July]

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Getting the measure of scientific achievement

Posted in Research on July 7th, 2014 by steve

“No one is talking about how these institutions are actually in the business of education and not the business of business. A lot of science comes down to measuring things. How strong was that earthquake? How far to the most distant galaxy? How old are those Neanderthal bones? …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 7 July]

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Trinity salary offer to breach cap

Posted in Governance and administration on July 5th, 2014 by steve

“The board of Trinity College has confirmed that it has offered a salary in excess of the agreed maximum pay limits to the leading candidate for the role of professor of business studies …” (more)

[Peter O’Dwyer, Irish Examiner, 5 July]

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Decision by TCD to take more Northern Ireland students welcomed

Posted in Fees and access on July 5th, 2014 by steve

“Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has welcomed an initiative by Trinity College Dublin to increase its intake of students from Northern Ireland …” (more)

[Donegal Democrat, 4 July]

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Trinity College aims to triple student intake from Northern Ireland

Posted in Fees and access on July 4th, 2014 by steve

“Trinity College in Dublin has launched an initiative to triple its intake of students from Northern Ireland. The historic institution has set itself a target of having 8% of its student body from north of the border, which equates to 300 students a year …” (more)

[Independent, 4 July]

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Trinity aims to triple intake of students from Northern Ireland

Posted in Fees and access on July 4th, 2014 by steve

“Trinity College in Dublin has launched an initiative to triple its intake of students from Northern Ireland. The historic institution has set itself a target of having 8% of its student body from north of the border, which equates to 300 students a year …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 3 July]

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Eleven researchers in Irish universities named among world’s top 3,000

Posted in Research on July 1st, 2014 by steve

“Eleven researchers based in Irish universities have been ranked among the world’s top 3,000 by the multinational media body Thompson Reuters. Inclusion means the person’s research is listed in the top 1% for the number of times their work has been cited by other scientists …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 1 July]

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Let’s not forget that humans are imbued with humanities

Posted in Research on July 1st, 2014 by steve

“The newest architectural gem in Trinity College Dublin is the award-winning Long Room Hub, a slim and elegant presence inserted among classical, neoclassical and modern buildings …” (more)

[Des O'Neill, Irish Times, 1 July]

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The first female student of Trinity College Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on June 30th, 2014 by steve

“While Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592 with the Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I, women couldn’t actually study there until 1904. Certainly, there was a belief among some in authority within the university right up until that point that the admission of female students was strongly undesirable …” (more)

[Come here to me!, 30 June]

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Name recognition challenge in science arena for NUI Galway

Posted in Research on June 30th, 2014 by steve

“No delegate surveyed last week at Europe’s largest science conference, the Euro Science Open Forum, correctly named NUIG or UCC …” (more)

[Galway News, 29 June]

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Revealed: Bodies of infants used for university research

Posted in Legal issues, Research on June 25th, 2014 by steve

“The remains of 474 infants – who died in mother-and-baby homes and hospitals – were used for research and doctors’ training in Irish universities for a quarter of a century, the Irish Independent has learned …” (more)

[Eilish O'Regan, Independent, 25 June]

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College to Significantly Revise Student Charge Proposals

Posted in Governance and administration on June 25th, 2014 by steve

“The Provost is set to significantly revise decisions made by the College Finance Committee that approved the introduction of six controversial student levies, The University Times understands. Last week, the committee approved a memorandum proposing the introduction of charges …” (more)

[Sinéad Baker and Edmund Heaphy, University Times, 24 June]

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Business School Academics Outraged over Salary Scale Breach

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2014 by steve

“Academics in the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Business have expressed outrage following decisions by the College Board that approved a salary of over €180,000 for a new head of department. The salary would push significantly – almost €50,000 – beyond the upper limits for salary scales …” (more)

[Leanna Byrne, University Times, 23 June]

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Priceless manuscripts from fifth century to be digitalised and put on display alongside Book of Kells

Posted in Research on June 23rd, 2014 by steve

“Four ancient manuscripts are to undergo special preservation work to be digitised and put on show beside the Book of Kells. The priceless works, including the earliest known surviving Irish parchment of the four gospels, will be treated, technically examined and recorded as part of Trinity College’s world-renowned library collection …” (more)

[Ed Carty, Independent, 22 June]

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Oldest known Irish manuscript to be exhibited publicly

Posted in Research on June 21st, 2014 by steve

“The oldest known surviving Irish manuscript will be among a number of works to be exhibited publicly for the first time in 2016, after Trinity College Dublin secured funding for a major conservation project …” (more)

[Frank McNally, Irish Times, 21 June]

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Lessons from capitalism: the Provost’s new plan

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

“Trinity’s Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast, told the Irish Independent that he wanted to build a €70m business school and have students from all disciplines take classes in entrepreneurship. His plan is out of touch on many levels …” (more)

[Naoise Dolan, Trinity News, 20 June]

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