Technological Universities Bill 2015: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“… Mary Mitchell O’Connor (Dún Laoghaire, Fine Gael): Amendment No 17 proposed by Deputy Martin seeks to increase the membership of the governing body of a technological university by increasing by one the possible maximum number of undergraduate members. Internationally, the size and composition of governing authorities of higher education institutions have been changing. The model generally favoured is a more managerial one with a smaller number of members and a majority of non-academic lay people …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 23 January]

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Our Hands Are Tied, Trinity’s Financial Officer Tells Postgraduate Students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Postgraduate students were given a glimpse behind the curtain this afternoon, as three of Trinity’s senior officers tried to persuade them that fee increases were part of the hard reality of College’s financial situation …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 23 January]

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