The new frontier for Irish higher education: Africa

Posted in Governance and administration on August 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“For the past decade or so, Irish universities with an eye on expansion have been looking towards Asia or the Middle East. Most major colleges now have formal links or satellite campuses spread right across the region and are attracting growing numbers of international students …” (more)

[Bill Corcoran, Irish Times, 17 August]

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DCU holds graduation ceremony for 180 sub-Saharan African students

Posted in Governance and administration on July 6th, 2013 by steve

“Dublin City University held a graduation ceremony yesterday more than 7,000km from home, as the first participants in its ‘future African leaders’ programme collected their scrolls …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 6 July]

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African cooperation ‘dropped from EU research calls’

Posted in Research on September 3rd, 2012 by steve

“From 2013, African scientists may be more likely to be left out of lucrative collaborations with European Union (EU) researchers, according to some policy experts …” (more)

[Paula Park, Nature News & Comment, 3 September]

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Benevolent lecturer and scholar who was an authority on Islam in Africa

Posted in Life on August 4th, 2012 by steve

“Donal Cruise O’Brien, who has died aged 71, was Emeritus Professor of Political Studies (Africa) at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a leading authority on Islam in Africa …” (more)

[Irish Times, 4 August]

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Building a college without walls

Posted in Teaching on July 25th, 2011 by steve

“Aoife Connors looks at an initiative involving the RCSI and COSECSA that is providing vital and innovative training opportunities to doctors across Africa …” (more)

[Irish Medical Times, 23 July]

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African Student Association in Ireland

Posted in Teaching on December 14th, 2009 by steve

“So on Friday I met with three African students who are in the process of setting up the African Student Association in Ireland (ASAI). Although I had met one of the organisers before, this was our first formal meeting. I was hugely impressed by their energy and passion to create a community for African students in Ireland …” (more)

[USI Equality Blog, 14 December]

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