Appointment of new CEO by the Higher Education Authority

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Board of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) met yesterday and approved the appointment of Dr Alan Wall as CEO of the HEA following an open competition managed by the Public Appointments Service …” (more)

[Maura O’Shea, HEA, 20 August]

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USI wants the barriers to education broken

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on August 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have called on the government to break the barriers to third level education. In a statement, the USI criticised government ministers Joe McHugh and Mary Mitchell O’Connor for downplaying the accommodation and higher education funding crises …” (more)

[Tadgh McNally, The College View, 20 August]

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Minister urges scientists to pressure politicians to ‘invest in innovation’

Posted in Research on August 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Minister John Halligan has urged scientists to use the next general election to put pressure on politicians to commit to investing in research ahead of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. Mr Halligan also spoke of how he wants Ireland join European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) …” (more)

[Cormac McQuinn, Independent, 19 August]

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Board issues opinion on plan for major student accommodation complex in Terryland

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“An Bord Pleanala has issued its opinion that an application for a major new student accommodation complex in Terryland can be formally submitted. The plan is led by Montane Developments Ltd …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 19 August]

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