Academic and non-academic life expected to resume on campus next year

Posted in Governance and administration on June 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, said last week that he expects that both staff and students will be back on campus for the next academic year. A new plan is being finalised by the department and is expected to be announced next week. It has been suggested by the Minister that this plan will result in a full return to campus activity …” (more)

[Muiris O’Cearbhaill, The College View, 13 June]

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The Remarkable Revival of Oxford and Cambridge

Posted in Governance and administration on June 13th, 2021 by steve

International“There is nearly always a theme for the publication of global rankings. Often it is the rise of Asia, or parts of it. For a while it was the malign grasp of Brexit which was crushing the life out of British research or the resilience of American science in the face of the frenzied hostility of the great orange beast …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 13 June]

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University of Limerick faces a PAC grilling over €8m paid for old Dunnes Stores site

Posted in Governance and administration on June 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick (UL) is conducting a review of its controversial €8m purchase of a site in Limerick city centre to examine what oversight was in place before the sale. It comes after the Sunday Independent revealed last month there are no records at the university of an independent valuation, raising concerns about due diligence …” (more)

[Wayne O’Connor, Independent, 13 June]

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