College cancels exchange programmes for semester two

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway have today announced the cancellation of all planned Erasmus, International student exchanges and placement programmes for students in semester two. In an email from Deputy President and Registrar Pól Ó Dochartaigh sent to all registered students of the University, it was announced that …” (more)

[Paddy Henry, SIN, 9 October]

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UCD Suspends Erasmus and Study Abroad for Autumn Trimester

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on May 15th, 2020 by steve

“University College Dublin (UCD) has suspended all outbound Erasmus and non-EU college exchanges for the upcoming autumn trimester due to the coronavirus pandemic. The college is now the second Irish university to suspend international exchanges for its students …” (more)

[Orla Murnaghan, University Times, 15 May]

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Universities issue advice for students on coronavirus

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

Ireland“Universities are advising students to take a number of precautions to help limit the potential spread of the new strain of coronavirus until more is known about the infection. Amidst an outbreak of a new strain of the virus that has so far been linked to 132 deaths, students who have come to Ireland from Wuhan, China in the last 14 days, should notify the Department of Public Health …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 29 January]

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DCU bringing students back from China to Ireland due to coronavirus fears

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

Ireland“A Dublin university has asked its students based in China to return to Ireland due to the spread of the coronavirus. DCU has a number of students that are based in China for the 2019/2020 academic year, though none are based in the Hubei region which is at the centre of the virus …” (more)

[Orla Dwyer,, 29 January]

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EU student exchange programme outdated, says founder

Posted in Teaching on September 29th, 2009 by steve

EU“The EU needs to upgrade its 22-year old student exchange programme and move towards more cutting-edge educational policies, one of its founders told this website. Established in the late 1980s, the Erasmus programme has seen some 2 million students spend a semester in another European country and get their studies recognised back home. The European Commission proposal initially met resistance in France, Germany and the UK, who were unwilling to spend money on a community-funded student exchange programme in parallel to their existing national schemes …” (more)

[Valentina Pop, EU Observer, 15 September]

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