Department reluctant to cede power over higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on August 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Born on the eve of 1971, myself and the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Act are the same age. In the near five decades since, I have lost most of my hair, my waist has thickened, and I sometimes forget things. But I have reinvented myself many times, investing in my education and skills, moving from private to not-for-profit to public sector …” (more)

[Graham Love, Irish Times, 6 August]

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What kind of graduates do we need?

Posted in Teaching on December 2nd, 2014 by steve

Scotland“I was at a discussion forum a while ago, and one of the topics was whether our universities were producing ‘the right graduates’; by which was meant graduates with qualifications for which there is a national need …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 2 December]

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National Strategy for Higher Education

Posted in Governance and administration on November 15th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made on the implementation of the priority areas from the National Strategy for Higher Education, specifically the sustainability review, the landscape process, the national quality PhD framework and the national student survey; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 14 November]

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Higher Education Strategy

Posted in Governance and administration on November 15th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide the total number of recommendations in the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 that have been implemented; if we will further provide an update on each recommendation implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 12 November]

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It’s time for business to stop free riding and start engaging with Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on August 14th, 2013 by steve

“This is an expanded version of an opinion piece which I have authored in the Irish Times Wednesday 14 August 2013. Troubles, they tell us, comes in threes. For Irish universities this week shows that in spades …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 14 August]

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It is time for Irish business to give something back to the State and to society

Posted in Governance and administration on August 14th, 2013 by steve

“Troubles, they tell us, come in threes. For Irish universities, this week shows that in spades. On one day we see a number of threads which, taken together, should give us some significant concern …” (more)

[Brian Lucey, Irish Times, 14 August]

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National Strategy for Higher Education

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

“The presentations made at the consultation meeting held in Cork are now available below. Professor Dr. Frank Ziegele; ‘Performance Funding Systems in Higher Education – The International Context’ …” (more)

[Higher Education Authority, 6 December]

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Your future in your hands??

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“Slipped into the Department of Education and Science’s website on Friday, is a call for submissions to the group charged with developing a National Strategy for Higher Education. The deadline for such submissions is the 19th June. This may well provide an opportunity to make your voice heard. The invitation is summarised below and can be downloaded …” (more)

[Summa cum laude, 27 May]

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Economist to chair national strategy for education

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2009 by steve

“The economist and banker Dr Colin Hunt is to chair the Government’s new national strategy for education. Dr Hunt, formerly of Goodbody Stockbrokers, works with the Australian bank Macquarie Capital Advisers. He is a former special adviser to Brian Cowen in the Department of Finance and he was also a special adviser to Martin Cullen in the Department of Transport. A Fianna Fáil supporter, he appeared at party pre-election news conferences. According to Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe, the new strategy will ‘set out the blueprint for the development of the sector over the next two decades’. The strategy group is expected to complete its work by the end of the year …” (more)

[Séan Flynn, Irish Times, 6 February]

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Details of Government’s third-level strategy to be announced this week

Posted in Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2009 by steve

“The government is expected to announce the establishment of a national strategy for higher education later this week. The strategy is likely to shape the development of the third-level sector for decades to come, according to Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe. The Minister is likely to announce the strategy on his return from official business in Bahrain later this week. A review group could decide on a major rationalisation of higher education. It is likely to recommend much closer collaboration – and even mergers – between third-level colleges. While the group will consider funding issues, the possible return of fees will be considered separately by the Cabinet in April when Mr O’Keeffe tables his proposals …” (more)

[Séan Flynn, Irish Times, 3 February]

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