Irish universities will have to provide breakdown of ethnic diversity among staff each year from December

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“It will be compulsory for third-level institutions to provide an annual breakdown of the ethnic diversity among Irish academia from December this year, the Higher Education Authority has said …” (more)

[Gráinne Ní Aodha,, 29 September]

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‘Multi-racial’ oversight on school database questionnaire admitted

Posted in Legal issues on February 3rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A planned online database for primary school pupils has run into fresh controversy over the use of a narrower set of ethnic categories than those used in the census. Parents of children born outside of Ireland have complained that the only ‘Irish’ category included on the school questionnaire is ‘White Irish’ …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 3 February]

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Women and ethnic minorities still marginalised at top of universities

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2014 by steve

UK“Some 78% of professors, 72% of senior managers and around 80% of vice-chancellors and principals in the UK are men …” (more)

[Chris Parr, Times Higher Education, 18 November]

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French President Pledges to Increase Ethnic Diversity at Top Universities

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 18th, 2008 by steve

“President Nicolas Sarkozy of France pledged today to increase ethnic diversity at elite universities in a speech at the École Polytechnique, one of the country’s most exclusive grandes écoles, or elite schools, the select cadre of institutions that has produced generations of French political, business, and intellectual leaders. Mr. Sarkozy expressed frustration with ‘the slow pace of promoting diversity in France’ and promised ‘to put more ethnic minorities on TV screens, in political parties, and in elite schools,’ the Associated Press reported. Among other measures outlined in his speech, Mr. Sarkozy proposed that, ‘by 2010, 30 percent of places in the preparatory classes for grandes écoles should go to scholarship children, from an average of around 20 percent now …” (more)

[Aisha Labi, Chronicle, December 17]

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