Ryanair Funding for Entrepreneurship Post Received on ‘Non-Committal Basis’ Confirms Business Dean

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Ryanair will not have a say in who is hired for the new €1.5 million Chair of Entrepreneurship post as Trinity will only take the money from the airline on ‘a non committal basis’, confirmed Prof Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School, in an interview with The University Times …” (more)

[Róisín Power, University Times, 28 April]

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No, Joe, universities are not businesses

Posted in Governance and administration on March 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Now, Joe O’Toole is at it. In his rambling article in today’s Irish Times, he perpetuates the idea that third level institutions are slaves to business, churning out graduates who, while qualified and market-ready, are somehow ‘uneducated’. According to Joe, ‘education is plummeting down the priority list, overtaken by business creep’ …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 7 March]


College to Facilitate Students Attending USI National Demonstration in October

Posted in Governance and administration on September 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Students will be able to miss lectures and classes to attend the national demonstration organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), after the College Board agreed to facilitate students who wish to attend the march …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 26 September]

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New ‘business-friendly’ board at HEA

Posted in Governance and administration on July 29th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – The new board of the Higher Education Authority has been announced with Minister for Education Richard Bruton giving it more of a ‘business focus’ with a number of board appointees coming from a business-friendly background (News, July 28th) …” (more)

[Shane Bergin, Irish Times, 28 July]

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Academics shun engagement with business

Posted in Life on January 12th, 2016 by steve

UK“UK universities have failed to encourage academics to engage with businesses and the community in so-called third stream activity, a series of candid interviews has revealed. Lecturers felt that teaching and research were much higher priorities …” (more)

[David Matthews, Times Higher Education, 12 January]

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HEA Enterprise Draft Strategy 2015

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The HEA seeks input on a draft enterprise engagement strategy. Please submit your views to skills@hea.ie or to the Higher Education Authority, Crampton Avenue, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 …” (more, download)

[Higher Education Authority, 10 March]

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Experience is more important to bosses than college degrees

Posted in Life on October 16th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Amid concerns and debate about the existence of grade inflation, more than half of small business owners surveyed here believe a third level qualification is becoming increasingly devalued, according to a poll published yesterday …” (more)

[Colm Kelpie, Independent, 16 October]

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Staff anger at TCD decision to award professor salary above agreed pay scale

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2014 by steve

“The decision by the board of Trinity College to award a salary in excess of the agreed pay scale to the incoming professor of business studies has caused significant disquiet among current staff members, the Irish Examiner has learned …” (more)

[Peter O’Dwyer, Irish Examiner, 9 July]

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Trinity salary offer to breach cap

Posted in Governance and administration on July 5th, 2014 by steve

“The board of Trinity College has confirmed that it has offered a salary in excess of the agreed maximum pay limits to the leading candidate for the role of professor of business studies …” (more)

[Peter O’Dwyer, Irish Examiner, 5 July]

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Board approves pay cap breach

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 14th, 2014 by steve

“The Board of Trinity College has approved a salary offer above the standard scale for the incoming Professor of Business Studies, Trinity News has learnt. The offer is understood to be significantly above the approved annual rate for professors under the current salary scales for College employees …” (more)

[Catherine Healy, Trinity News, 13 June]

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Academia should heed industry’s scientific plea

Posted in Teaching on September 30th, 2013 by steve

“… In effect, to address global problems of sustainability and climate change, industry is telling academia that it does not just need scientists; it needs business leaders who can grasp the science …” (more)

[David Szymanski, FT.com, 29 September]

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Irish universities fail the test for global business leaders

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2013 by steve

“Irish universities have failed to land a single spot in the world’s top 100 when it comes to turning out chief executives of global companies …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 5 September]

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Alma Mater Index: Global Executives 2013

Posted in Governance and administration on September 5th, 2013 by steve

International“List of CEO alumni favours North American and European rivals. In most global university league tables, the UK comes a comfortable second, having more institutions in the elite lists than any country except the US …” (more)

[David Matthews, Times Higher Education, 5 September]

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€4m-a-year business school plan

Posted in Governance and administration on April 22nd, 2013 by steve

“Proposals to raise €4 million a year through philanthropic donations to build facilities for a new school of business at University College Cork are contained in a strategy plan drawn up by a team of UCC professors …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 22 April]

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Dragons beware – we are about to witness the ‘entrepreneur generation’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 9th, 2013 by steve

“Are Leaving Cert students ahead of the curve, or is it the ‘Dragons’ Den’ factor? Among the notable trends in CAO applications this year is the 4% rise in applications for business/administration courses …” (more)

[Independent, 9 March]

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Engineering, business and law courses may face axe

Posted in Governance and administration on November 23rd, 2012 by steve

“Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has targeted the huge number of courses in engineering, business and law for cuts under the third-level education reform plan. Unnecessary duplication in these areas, in both the universities and institutes of technology (ITs), is costing the State millions every year … (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 23 November]

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Breaking down the boundaries of business and law

Posted in Teaching on November 19th, 2012 by steve

“This month, 22 of Austria’s high-flying judges and public prosecutors temporarily put aside their caps and gowns and went back to school to uncover the best way to fight white-collar crime …” (more)

[Della Bradshaw, FT.com, 19 November]

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The Changing Role of the Business Professor

Posted in Life on October 18th, 2012 by steve

“… Haslam (pictured) makes sense when he tells us in the interview that a list of publications ‘as long as your arm’ is not what ‘business schools look for’ anymore. To appear to be ‘relevant’, professors have to be ‘actively in the market’ and ‘doing the same things that the students are doing’ – this makes his business school different to a University environment …” (more)

[Eugene O’Loughlin, The World According to Eugene, 18 October]


Degree programmes need to be business-ready

Posted in Teaching on September 17th, 2012 by steve

“As three-quarters of a million students embark on undergraduate degree courses and a further third of a million on masters courses, how many can be sure the thousands of pounds they are likely to be spending will be worth the investment in providing them with a course that makes them genuinely employable? …” (more)

[Paul Cox, FT.com, 16 September]


Education under the microscope at ESOF 2012

Posted in Life on July 13th, 2012 by steve

“The future of education will be discussed at the third day of ESOF 2012, with delegates also hearing about the transition from academia to business …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 13 July]

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