UCD Academics Generously Paid As Push For Research Ensues

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“UCD academics are paid some of the highest salaries in the country as well as having greater pay packages than their international counterparts. This may be due to UCD being recently ranked low in international research tables and if the university provides higher salaries to researchers and academics this positioning can be improved …” (more)

[Adam O’Sullivan, College Tribune, 24 November]

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches new Action Plan to promote Traveller participation in higher education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 26th, 2019 by steve

Ireland"“Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. today, on World Access to Higher Education Day, launched the Action Plan to Promote Traveller Participation in Higher Education. The Minister was joined at the launch, held in TU Dublin, by several third level students and recent graduates from the Traveller community, who told their own stories of studying in universities and colleges around Ireland, and gave insights into the supports that are most useful to students …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 26 November]

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Why make the rich richer?

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College announced at the end of October that the Book of Kells is to be taken away from public view for four months, due to conservation works required on the famous manuscript’s display area, meaning that the 9th century manuscript is going to be away from public display from November 4th of this year until the start of March 2020 …” (more)

[Michael Tuohy, University Observer, 26 November]

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UCD to sell Richview

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“In an emergency meeting held on August 29th 2019, UCD’s Governing Authority (GA) voted to sell Richview and the surrounding lands to partly fund the upcoming Gateway project. Sources from UCD staff told The University Observer that the board were given approximately one hour to debate and vote on selling the land …” (more)

[Gavin Tracey and Aoife Mawn, University Observer, 26 November]