Over one third of ethnic minority higher education staff experience discrimination – study

Posted in Life, Research on October 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Over one third of people who identify as being of an ethic minority working in a higher-level institution in the Republic of Ireland say they have been subject to racial and or/ethnic discrimination on campus or online during the course of their work …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 18 October]

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First Ever Race Equality Survey Shows Opportunities Exist For Higher Education Institutions To Lead On Tackling Discrimination

Posted in Governance and administration, Research on October 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Irish Higher Education Institutions are collegial workplaces, yet more could be done to address discrimination based on the ethnicity of staff. This is according to the findings of a ground-breaking new survey carried out by the Higher Education Authority …” (more)

[Maura O’Shea, HEA, 18 October]

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Trinity’s Dean of Research Says PhD Students Should be Workers. Can He Make It Happen?

Posted in Governance and administration on October 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Postgraduate students will have been pleased to read this week that Trinity’s new Dean of Research Wolfgang Schmitt believes that PhD candidates should be treated as workers, not students. PhD students themselves have been calling for this change for some time, but that the man who essentially dictates Trinity’s research policies supports their cause is hugely significant …” (more)

[University Times, 17 October]

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Poet and Trinity Professor Emeritus Brendan Kennelly dies aged 85

Posted in Governance and administration on October 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Poet and former Trinity Professor of Modern Literature Brendan Kennelly has died this evening, aged 85. Kennelly died after a long illness at a nursing home in Listowel, Co Kerry …” (more)

[Jack Kennedy, Trinity News, 17 October]

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