Rights Retention, Open Access and Learned Society Publishing

Posted in Legal issues, Research on May 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The April 2021 issue of Physics World arrived this morning after the usual month in the post to Ireland. I don’t know why it takes so long. My copy of Private Eye usually takes just a couple of days. Anyway, there is an interview in the latest issue with Steve Hall, the former Managing Director of IOP Publishing who stepped down last month …” (more)

[In the Dark, 4 May]

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Student nurses, midwives and doctors to be hired as Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination ramps up

Posted in Governance and administration on May 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Student nurses, doctors and midwives who have not yet qualified are to be hired as vaccinators as the HSE ramps up the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) is seeking nursing, midwifery and medical students who have not yet completed their studies to work as vaccinators …” (more)

[Laura Colgan, Irish Mirror, 4 May]

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NUIG top brass in €22k expenses spending spree

Posted in Governance and administration on May 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Spending between the President of NUI Galway Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh and Vice-President and Registrar Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh has amounted to €22,173.10 over the last three years, according to documents released to SIN under the Freedom of Information Act. Professor Ó hÓgartaigh receives an annual salary of €201,155 per annum, while Vice-President Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh takes home a yearly rate of €165,406 …” (more)

[Valerie McHugh and Paddy Henry, SIN, 4 May]

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Will CAO points rise even higher this year?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 4th, 2021 by steve

IrelandI’m told there are record numbers of CAO applicants this year. What effect is this likely to have on CAO points requirements for third-level courses in 2021? The success or otherwise of applicants in securing a place in college in one of their top choices is determined by a number of factors such as the grades achieved by this year’s students, the number of places on individual courses and the demand for these places …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 4 May]

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We shouldn’t take the independence of our universities for granted

Posted in Governance and administration on May 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The great Renaissance humanist Erasmus said he longed to be a citizen of the world. I’ve always liked this quote because it sums up so much of the university ideal. Universities have been reaching out into the world for centuries – something that benefits both the institutions themselves and the country as a whole …” (more)

[Patrick Prendergast, Irish Times, 4 May]

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‘I’m a year into college and don’t know any of my classmates … I couldn’t tell anyone apart without a mask’

Posted in Life on May 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University student Aoife Corcoran feels the pandemic stopped her from saying ‘goodbye’ to school and starting college life, despite being almost a year into university …” (more)

[Laura Lynott, Independent, 4 May]

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Cabinet to consider third-level governance and minimum alcohol prices

Posted in Governance and administration on May 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Cabinet is expected on Tuesday to approve draft laws on university governance, which would increase centralised supervision and give a regulator the power to fine colleges for breaching rules. The laws, to be introduced by Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris, aim to redraw the relationship between government and the institutions for the first time since the 1970s …” (more)

[Pat Leahy and Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 4 May]

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