Retiring professors’ ‘crocks of gold’ payoffs slammed

Posted in Governance and administration on December 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The chief executive of the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises association yesterday hit out at what he described as the ‘crocks of gold’ received by retiring university dons …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Examiner, 23 December]

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Scrooge universities refuse to pay small firms on time

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 17th, 2014 by steve

“Thousands of small businesses are being ‘cruelly squeezed’ by the country’s top universities and colleges who are failing to pay them on time, in breach of their own rules, the Sunday Independent has learned …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell, Independent, 17 August]

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Universities are not Innovation Bootcamps

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2013 by steve

“Irish universities remits and units are shrinking in most areas, with one exception it seems. There has been a growth over the last number of years in university-based industrial incubators …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 8 September]

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Innovation Talk

Posted in Governance and administration on September 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Why do we have universities? What are they for and who are they meant to serve? It seems they are being pulled first in one direction and then in another, serving one master and then a second, with the expectation they will be able to respond to all …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 2 September]

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Griffith College partners with ISME for new ‘Degree Plus’ initiative

Posted in Teaching on August 26th, 2013 by steve

“A new initiative called ‘Degree Plus’ will involve Griffith College students being linked directly to a member company of ISME from September of this year …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 26 August]

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Universities failing industry, business body claims

Posted in Teaching on August 22nd, 2013 by steve

“Irish universities have rejected claims by a business lobby that third-level education here was delivering graduates ill-prepared to enter business. The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Isme) yesterday said the universities were ‘failing industry’ …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 21 August]

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Irish university business courses ‘light years’ from global standards, says Isme chief

Posted in Teaching on August 21st, 2013 by steve

“Irish business students are not being prepared adequately for life in the entrepreneurial world, with universities ‘paying lip service’ to education in the area, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association has said …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Irish Times, 21 August]

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Universities criticised for lack of industry ready graduates

Posted in Governance and administration on August 21st, 2013 by steve

“… The group is criticising the main universities for what it describes as their poor teaching methods, dry academic content and few applications to real business life …” (more)

[Carlow Nationalist, 21 August]

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