Exams after Christmas are a necessary evil

Posted in Teaching on January 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“For people who are in their fourth year of college or have been in Trinity for four years, they will have now studied under a total of three different exam structures; the most recent being exams after Christmas. This new exam structure was implemented after the coronavirus pandemic shut college down a number of weeks early last year and forced the majority of teaching and mentoring online …” (more)

[Phoebe Otway-Norwood, Trinity News, 1 January]

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A new dawn for the Munster region as CIT and ITT become Munster Technological University

Posted in Governance and administration on January 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Today marks the formal establishment of the Munster Technological University (MTU), and the beginning of a new dawn for the region. This is only our second technological university in the country, and is a major step forward in ensuring each region in the country has access to a university …” (more)

[Simon Harris, Irish Examiner, 1 January]

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Creation of new Munster Technology University ‘a milestone for south-west’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The creation of Ireland’s newest university, Munster Technology University (MTU), has been hailed as a historic development for both the education sector and the economy. MTU is formally created today through the merger of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) …” (more)

[Ralph Riegel, Independent, 1 January]

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A year of triumph for modern science

Posted in Research on January 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The year 2020 will probably be remembered as the year of the dreadful Covid-19 virus, but it should also be remembered as a year of significant triumph for modern science. While some had predicted that a vaccine for the virus might not be found for years, several successful vaccines were in fact developed within 12 months of the first emergence of the virus …” (more)

[Cormac O’Raifeartaigh, Antimatter, 31 December]