HEA Launch €40 million North-South Research Programme 2021

Posted in Governance and administration on August 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A North-South Research Programme which aims to support the deepening of links between higher education institutions, researchers and research communities on the island of Ireland has been launched today by the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The programme is a collaborative scheme arising from the Government’s Shared Island initiative …” (more)

[Maura O’Shea, HEA, 9 August]

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Trinity neuroscientist says students should be required to be vaccinated

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on August 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“It would be ‘perfectly reasonable’ for universities to introduce coronavirus vaccine protocols if a return to campus in the autumn is to go ahead, a prominent zero-Covid advocate has said. After more than a year of remote learning for thousands of students across universities and colleges in the State, many are hoping for a full return to campus, including large lectures and society activities …” (more)

[Jade Wilson, Irish Times, 9 August]

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Minister urged to block student accommodation being used for tourists

Posted in Governance and administration on August 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Housing minister Darragh O’Brien has been urged to support legislation which would stop student accommodation being used for tourism. Student accommodation provider Uninest has been granted permission to temporarily use 571 student rooms at Grangegorman in Dublin as rooms for tourists until next May …” (more)

[Paul Hosford, Irish Examiner, 8 August]

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Schools and colleges on course to reopen despite rise in Covid-19 cases

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on August 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The reopening of schools and colleges in the autumn is to proceed as planned, despite a fresh increase in Covid-19 cases. Schools are ‘on course’ to return to normal in-person teaching later this month, a Government source indicated on Sunday, with specific measures put in place to control the spread of infection …” (more)

[Paul Cullen, Irish Times, 9 August]

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