Technological University of Shannon: Midlands Midwest to officially Open on 1st October

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The 1st of October will be a monumental day for the region as Ireland’s newest technological university will be officially launched with a prestigious and exciting opening ceremony that will take place in the Athlone International Arena and Millenium Theatre Moylish.
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[Aoife O’Reilly, Limerick Post, 29 September]

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Brid Horan appointed as new DCU Chancellor

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“DCU has appointed former NGO advocate and current chair of the Irish Cancer Society Brid Horan as the new Chancellor of the university. The appointment was made at the first meeting of DCU’s new Governing Authority, chaired by DCU President Professor Daire Keogh, which Ms Horan served on for nearly seven years up to this year …” (more)

[Matthew Joyce, The College View, 29 September]

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Adjusting back to the ‘old normal’ might be easy for some, but not for all

Posted in Life on September 29th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“With streets bustling, pubs and restaurants rebounding and schools resuming in-person lessons, we can take a deep breath, relax, and welcome back the ‘old normal’. Or can we? For some it won’t be that easy. While we craved all the hallmarks of our normal lives with its foreign holidays and weekend getaways for 18 months, now that we can gradually reintroduce those aspects to our lives, many will experience what has been termed as post-pandemic anxiety …” (more)

[Trudy Feenane, The College View, 29 September]

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Josephine Feehily appointed as chair of Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has today confirmed the appointment of the first governing body of the new Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest which will open its doors on 1 October 2021 …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 28 September]

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OECD Report reveals increasing privatisation in education

Posted in Research on September 29th, 2021 by steve

International“We have had a look at the annual OECD Report ‘Education at a Glance’ and this is our analysis. The report sheds light on privatisation trends in education and working conditions of teachers across Europe. It also calls on governments to provide appropriate public funding for education to overcome old and new challenges, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis …” (more)

[ETUCE, 28 September]

[The report is here, the country report for Ireland is here]

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