TU or not TU: that is the big question

Posted in Governance and administration on January 11th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Dublin Metropolitan University: that was the bright future which lay ahead for Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) back in the late 90s. That’s what students at DIT, including myself and Carl O’Brien, now Education Editor with The Irish Times, were writing about during our cub reporting years. But here we are, in 2018, and DIT is still DIT, so let’s not pretend that it’s just Waterford and the South East that doesn’t always get what it wants …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 11 January]

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GMIT welcomes €200m announcement of investment in Institutes of Technology

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

Ireland“The President of GMIT, Dr Fergal Barry, and the Chief Executive of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA), Dr Joseph Ryan, have welcome the announcement of a major capital investment in higher education …” (more)

[Galway Advertiser, 19 October]

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Third Level members accept the TUI, DES and THEA Agreement on Technological Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A large majority (74%) of TUI members in the Third Level sector today voted to accept the TUI, DES and THEA Agreement of May 2017 on Technological Universities. The Agreement was the result of extensive discussions between the parties …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 13 June]

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TUI News Ballot Special

Posted in Governance and administration on May 30th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“This ballot concerns the proposed TUI, DES and THEA Agreement, May 2017, on Technological Universities. If members vote to accept the proposed agreement, the current industrial action (that is, not to cooperate with any merger activities relating to the proposed Technological Universities) will be suspended …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 30 May]

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Launch of THEA a Significant Step in Irish Higher Education

Posted in Governance and administration on April 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Technological Higher Education Association, the representative body for the 14 Institutes of Technology in Ireland, was launched formally today by Education Minister Richard Bruton …” (more)

[Merrion Street, 3 April]

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Time to get moving on technological universities

Posted in Governance and administration on March 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“One of our key national challenges is balancing the need to support the thriving Dublin area while also investing in the sustainability of the remainder of the State.We are experiencing a national recovery, albeit unevenly …” (more)

[Joseph Ryan, Irish Times, 28 March]

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GMIT funding crisis could have impact on education

Posted in Governance and administration on November 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The President of GMIT says that a funding crisis facing the IT is ‘perilously close’ to impacting on education being offered to students. Dr Fergal Barry was among a group of Presidents from the Technological Higher Education Association who presented to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 14 November]

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University Heads Call for Income-Contingent Loans as Part of ‘Mixed’ Funding Model for Higher Education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Universities Association (IUA) today recommended the introduction of an income-contingent loan scheme for higher education, placing them significantly at odds with the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA), which called for the removal of fees for all students in all courses below level eight …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 10 November]

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