University Bridge Fund II to help high-potential start-ups

Posted in Research on May 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Specialist technology investor Atlantic Bridge has announced a €80 million investment fund for high-potential start-ups emerging from Irish universities. Enterprise Ireland has contributed €20 million to the fund with the aim of supporting the creation of more than 1,000 jobs over the next five years through the commercialisation of third-level research …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 12 May]

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Should student recruitment stay digital-first post Covid?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 12th, 2021 by steve

“Soon universities will be able to offer open days again – but, as Corey Snow argues, there’s much to celebrate and learn from advancements in digital recruitment practice during Covid-19 …” (more)

[Wonkhe, 12 May]

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Déise’s High Noon

Posted in Governance and administration on May 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“… Why do we believe relativities have changed when Limerick, Cork and Galway now have two universities, a traditional high level one and a lower level Technological University, while Waterford will have, according to Simon Harris, a third of a TUSE? How does Prof Willie Donnelly of WIT or Ger Hurley of Waterford Chamber think this is a good idea? I have to believe that our politicians, Matt Shanahan excepted, see something in this hill of magic beans that is not obvious? …” (more)

[Waterford News and Star, 11 May]

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