Trinity’s Income From Donations Has More Than Doubled Since 2015

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

Ireland“Trinity’s income from donations and endowments has more than doubled in the past five years, according to a review of Provost Patrick Prendergast’s term in office. The review, which was published yesterday, is ‘an overview of what has been accomplished over the past 10 years’ …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 13 July]

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Cork City derelict site to be sold to facilitate €25m student apartment block

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

Ireland“A long-time derelict publicly-owned site in Cork City centre is to be sold to facilitate a €25m student apartment project. City councillors voted last night to dispose of the city council’s leasehold interest in number 96 North Main St to Pantherlee Ltd for €100,000 – half its current market value. The disposal price was agreed over two years ago …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 13 July]

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Plan for 4,600 extra college places to be discussed by Cabinet on Tuesday

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Extra capacity at third level for students to study medicine, pharmacy and law are among proposals to be brought to Cabinet on Tuesday. The proposal is for just over 4,600 additional college places to be established. Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris is expected to seek Government approval for €24 million to fund the extra places including 440 in health sciences like nursing, pharmacy and medicine and 450 in science subjects. There are to be 120 extra places in education-related courses and 102 in law …” (more)

[Cormac McQuinn, Irish Times, 13 July]

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Future location of Magee Medical School unclear

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

“The location of Ulster University’s Medical School at Magee has not been finalised despite the belief that it would be located on land next to Derry council headquarters for years. It has been widely reported that the long-awaited School of Medicine would be situated on the Strand Road adjacent to the council building …” (more)

[Garrett Hargan, Derry Now, 12 July]

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IFUT continues its work to Protect and Promote Academic Freedom

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

IrelandIrish Federation of University Teachers calls on Irish Universities to do more to protect and assist Scholars at Risk. Around the globe, courageous scholars who debunk baseless theories and false narratives, and who promulgate research-findings that are inconvenient to those in power, are at risk of being silenced, sometimes through violent means …” (more)

[Anthony Harvey, IFUT, 12 July]

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Minister Harris urges staff and students to join pilot rapid testing project on four college campuses

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

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, has today (Monday, 12 July 2021) urged staff and students to volunteer to be part of rapid testing and other testing surveillance systems on college campuses. The project, called UniCoV, will conduct a large-scale analysis of testing technologies for Covid-19 surveillance and prevention in higher education …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 12 July]

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