Limerick IT and Athlone IT to merge to form new technological university

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A new technological university has been announced for the Midlands and the Midwest, the Minister for Further Education has announced. Minister Simon Harris revealed that Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology would be joining together to form a new technological university …” (more)

[Brendan Kelly Palenque, Independent, 5 May]

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New Ulster University campus will be ‘catalyst for growth’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2021 by steve

“The arrival of thousands of students to live in Belfast city centre when the new Ulster University campus opens will provide a major catalyst for growth, a council boss has said. The Cathedral Quarter building is to open next year, four years behind schedule, with courses shifting from the Jordanstown campus …” (more)

[Margaret Canning, Belfast Telegraph, 5 May]

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Trinity College Dublin to spend €150,000 on campus tour app

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin is set to spend €150,000 on the development of a new app for self-guided tours by tourists of the historic city centre campus. About one million people visited the campus each year before the Covid shutdown, to view the Book of Kells exhibition, generating €12.7 million in revenues. Of those, 87% were overseas visitors …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Times, 4 May]

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On The Good Ship TUSE

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“… WIT’s governing body has signed off on the application and the allegedly apocryphal statement by Phil Hogan that ‘there will be a university in the South East and the name Waterford won’t be over the door’ will come to pass. I feel our city has been politically humiliated, distanced from its peers and betrayed by Fine Gael policy over the past decade to drive it into the realms of the county towns …” (more)

[Waterford News and Star, 4 May]

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USI President: Ministers’ Comments About Students on PUP Are ‘Offensive’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Union of Students in Ireland (USI) President Lorna Fitzpatrick today described comments made by government ministers in the Irish Daily Mail about students receiving the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) as ‘offensive and misinformed’ …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 4 May]

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NUIG drops Irish language requirement for staff

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Administrative staff hired or promoted at NUI Galway no longer require a level of proficiency in the Irish language. The university has confirmed to the Galway City Tribune that the automatic requirement for all administrative grade one, two and three workers to have a level of Irish has been removed. The change was approved by Údarás na hOllscoile, its governing body, at a meeting last year …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 4 May]

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