Provost: Inspiring Generations Campaign Has Exceeded €400m in Donations

Posted in Governance and administration on July 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity’s Inspiring Generations philanthropic campaign reached its target of €400 million in donations, Provost Patrick Prendergast has said. The campaign, which was launched in May 2019, is the largest of its kind ever undertaken in Ireland …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 16 July]

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TUSE’s Advisory Panel Concluding Its Work Today

Posted in Governance and administration on July 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“An international advisory panel of higher education experts is concluding its review of the Waterford IT (WIT)/IT Carlow (ITC) application for designation as a Technological University (TU) this afternoon. Since Monday, July 5 (and over seven days in total) the advisory panel, appointed by Further Education Minister Simon Harris (FG) has held three different daily sessions for six of those days, extending to one hour each …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Waterford News and Star, 15 July]

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Why science needs a new reward and recognition system

Posted in Research on July 16th, 2021 by steve

“The chance of ‘success’ in an academic science career, which has historically been defined as obtaining a permanent position, is low. Because of this, early-career researchers, including PhD students, postdocs and junior faculty members, are vulnerable to extra stresses. From June to October 2020, we surveyed 151 such researchers in different fields and from multiple countries in Europe to better understand how they were affected by pandemic-related lockdowns and associated relief efforts …” (more)

[Edyta Swider-Cios, Katalin Solymosi and Mangala Srinivas, Nature, 15 July]

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Exchange Students – USA

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 16th, 2021 by steve

IrelandCian O’Callaghan (Dublin Bay North, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that exchange students who will be studying in the coming academic year in the USA cannot sit visa interviews due to Covid-19 restrictions; the steps he is taking to address this; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 14 July]

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