Populism poses ‘major threat’ to autonomy of universities

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Populism poses a major threat to research and the autonomy of universities, a conference has heard. The first ever Irish Postgraduate Research Conference heard of how jurisdictions such as Hungary have stopped universities offering courses in gender studies to help end the ‘domination of leftist intellectuals’ …” (more)

[Barry O’Rourke, Irish Times, 9 November]

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Trinity voices Brexit fears with Financial Times open letter

Posted in Research on November 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has voiced its concerns about the impact of Brexit on Ireland-UK research links, in a free ad in the Financial Times. In a message to readers and the wider policymaking community, it has placed an open letter in today’s edition of the newspaper …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 1 November]

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Ireland must invest in higher education to benefit from Brexit

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on January 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Brexit fatigue has set in. While we are delighted that a ‘hard Brexit’ looks likely to be avoided and that the common travel area is to be preserved, we have little sense of what a ‘soft Brexit’ might mean for research and education. Will, for example, the UK disengage from EU research funding or from the Erasmus+ mobility programme? What might this mean for Ireland? …” (more)

[Jane Ohlmeyer, Irish Times, 24 January]

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Irish Research Council welcomes establishment of gender equality task force for higher education sector

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

Ireland“The Irish Research Council has welcomed the launch by Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD of a gender equality task force in higher education. Commenting today, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair of the Irish Research Council, said …” (more)

[Irish Research Council, 6 November]

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University gender bias: ‘Mediocre men outperform outstanding women’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Jane Ohlmeyer, a senior academic at Trinity College Dublin, is hugely conscious of the acute lack of women in senior roles across the university sector. ‘It’s not good for colleges, it’s not good for the country – we’re missing out on a huge talent pool’, she said. ‘Mediocre men are outperforming outstanding women because of the nature of the system …'” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 20 July]

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Trinity professor expresses concern over possible fee increases for NI students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A Trinity professor has expressed her ‘horror’ that Northern Irish students, following Brexit, may have to pay non-EU fees in order to study at a third level institution in the Republic of Ireland and vice-versa. Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern Irish History, and Chairperson of the Irish Research Council, Jane Ohlmeyer spoke of her concern at an Oireachtas Education Committee meeting on Tuesday …” (more)

[Aisling Grace, Trinity News, 24 March]

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Irish research faces challenges and opportunities in the year ahead

Posted in Research on December 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Irish research needs balance, funding and an interdisciplinary approach to flourish and attract the world’s greatest research talent, says IRC chair Prof Jane Ohlmeyer …” (more)

[Elaine Burke, Silicon Republic, 10 December]


Brexit and the Rise of Populism an ‘Indictment’ of Universities, Says Oxford Vice-Chancellor

Posted in Governance and administration on December 9th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Louise Richardson, has called the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump an ‘indictment’ of universities, speaking in Trinity today. Universities in the UK, she said, ‘need to be more engaged externally’ to prove that they are ‘actually engines of the British economy and drivers of social mobility’ …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 9 December]

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The New Chair of the Irish Research Council on Research, Funding and the Arts

Posted in Research on September 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The appointment of Trinity Professor of History Jane Ohlmeyer as Chair of the Irish Research Council is a significant one not just for Ohlmeyer herself, or for Trinity, but for the nature of research supported and undertaken in Ireland …” (more)

[Sinéad Baker, University Times, 28 September]

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Minister English appoints Professor Jane Ohlmeyer as Chair of the Irish Research Council

Posted in Research on September 14th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English, TD has announced the appointment of Professor Jane Ohlmeyer as the new Chair of the Irish Research Council. Professor Ohlmeyer is the Erasmus Smith Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin and the Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 14 September]

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Report Compounds Fears Of Crisis in Third-Level Education Sector

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2014 by steve

“A study described as the first ‘independent review of the financial health of third-level institutions’, makes for a depressing read for college staff and students alike. Carried out by Grant Thornton, a professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms …” (more)

[Fiona Gribben, University Times, 11 April]

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TCD to attract more non-EU students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 11th, 2012 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin plans to double the number of non-EU students attending the university as part of a strategy to build up its reputation abroad …” (more)

[Eoin Burke-Kennedy, Irish Times, 11 September]

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Tánaiste Launches Trinity College Dublin’s Global Relations Strategy

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2012 by steve

“Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, launched the Trinity College Dublin Global Relations Strategy today that aims to build on Trinity’s strong international reputation for research, teaching and innovation in its mission to be a university of global consequence …” (more)

[Trinity College Communications Office, 10 September]

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Speech from Final Hustings | Jane Ohlmeyer

Posted in Governance and administration on April 1st, 2011 by steve

“The last few weeks have been quite extraordinary and I feel privileged to have been involved in this campaign. I’ve enjoyed the good natured exchanges with my fellow candidates. I have deeply appreciated the goodwill and support of my students, who have been getting regular progress reports in class, and of colleagues across all the faculties in College …” (more)

[Jane Ohlmeyer, 31 March]

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Time is Our Most Precious Resource

Posted in Research on March 24th, 2011 by steve

“One of the things I have found most energising over the past weeks and months of discussion have been the conversations with colleagues about their research: how they approach research, their passion to discover new things, their willingness to communicate their research to others, their capacity to infuse their teaching with their own research; how their research connects with all of the other aspects of their work …” (more)

[Jane Ohlmeyer, 24 March]

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Our Academic and Financial Future

Posted in Governance and administration on March 21st, 2011 by steve

“The recent Employment Control Framework document has been the topic of much discussion in the last weeks. It has sent a collective shiver down the spine of the third-level system. The document itself is clear in its portents: in order to continue to receive state funding, we will have to barter our autonomy and freedom in the service of further centralised control …” (more)

[Jane Ohlmeyer, 20 March]

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THES Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on March 15th, 2011 by steve

“The Times Higher Education Supplement has graced us with yet another form on university ranking system. Such rankings are problematic at the best of times: both oversimplifying the complex alchemy that creates a great educational experience for an individual student, or the growth medium upon which a great research idea takes hold, while also employing methodologies that measure what can be counted, rather than those things that make a university able to deliver on its mission …” (more)

[Jane Ohlmeyer, 14 March]

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Jane Ohlmeyer’s nomination for Provost

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2011 by steve

“… If women had been at the head of the Army of Flanders, things would probably have not gone wrong. After all, why should you lead an army any differently than a household? There is no time to lose and you might as well save some money here and there. The same holds true for leading a university the size of Trinity College …” (more)

[A Trinity Tale, 8 February]

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