Local student body welcomes Dublin’s assurances over fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The National Union of Students Northern Ireland has welcomed proposals by the Irish Government to mitigate potential impacts of Brexit on tuition fees for students studying on a cross-border basis in 2019. Dublin has confirmed it will continue supporting students applying to universities in the United Kingdom, as well as Northern Ireland students wishing to study in the Republic, after Brexit …” (more)

[Cate McCurry, Belfast Telegraph, 12 January]

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Over €350,000 stolen from Maynooth University in money-laundering operation

Posted in Legal issues on January 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A 24-year-old man will be sentenced later as part of an investigation into a major money-laundering operation during which over €350,000 was stolen from Maynooth University …” (more)

[Jessica Magee, Irish Times, 12 January]

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Where does prestige come from?: Age, IQ, research or money?

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2019 by steve

International“Prestige is a wonderful thing. Universities use it to attract capable students, prolific researchers, grants and awards and, of course, to rise in the global rankings. This post was inspired by a series of tweets that started with a claim that the prestige of universities was dependent on student IQ …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 12 January]