UL President expresses disappointment at the exclusion of Limerick Northern Distributor Road from NDP

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick (UL) President Professor Kerstin Mey has expressed disappointment at the exclusion of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road from the revised national Development Plan published by the Government recently …” (more)

[Roisin Ni Shuilleabhain, Limerick Voice, 14 October]

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WIT Waterford Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2021 by steve

IrelandMatt Shanahan (Waterford, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a commitment will be given that funding and development for the WIT campus at Waterford will proceed regardless of other developmental issues that may arise in the other campus areas of Carlow and Wexford with respect to the revised National Development Plan which stipulates expansion of the WIT campus area; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 13 October]

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The National Development Plan Still Leaves Third-Level Lacking

Posted in Governance and administration on October 11th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Criticism of the government’s National Development Plan, launched this week, has been widespread. Observers argue that the plan overpromises and will inevitably underdeliver. Its commitments are vague and its timelines are non-existent in some cases. Higher education is no exception to these observations …” (more)

[University Times, 10 October]

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Cork students open on-campus food bank as government plan offers ‘no action on accommodation crisis’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“On the day that government ministers went to UCC to discuss the National Development Plan, the college’s Student’s Union has announced that they are being forced to reopen an on-campus food bank as the accommodation crisis has left a large number of students without money for food …” (more)

[Eimer McAuley, CorkBeo, 4 October]

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Ministers Harris and Collins welcome launch of new National Development Plan

Posted in Governance and administration on October 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris and Minister of State Niall Collins have today welcomed the publication today of the new National Development Plan (NDP). The revised NDP provides for Exchequer investment of nearly €2.9 billion in further and higher education infrastructure, research and innovation, over the five year period 2021-2025 …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 4 October]

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Higher Education to ‘Anchor’ Economy Under National Development Plan

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The government has committed to bolstering the role of higher and further education as ‘anchors for enterprise and regional growth’ as part of the National Development Plan, which was launched today …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 4 October]

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Higher Education Authority welcomes the publication of the National Development Plan

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The investment of nearly €2.9 billion in further and higher education infrastructure, research and innovation over the next five years will produce graduates with the skills demanded by our modern economy, according to the CEO of the Higher Education Authority Dr Alan Wall …” (more)

[Maura O’Shea, HEA, 4 October]

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Calls made for third level involvement in National Development Plan

Posted in Governance and administration on June 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has called on all Irish universities and institutes of technology to become involved in the government’s National Development Plan. The plan will encourage collaboration between education institutes, businesses, and public bodies over the coming eight years …” (more)

[Peter Kelly, Trinity News, 12 June]

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University capital building fund must be matched by human capital investment #ProjectIreland2040

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Universities Association (IUA) welcomes the pledge by the government in the National Planning Framework ‘Project Ireland 2040’ to invest €2.2 billion in capital expenditure in the higher education sector over the next decade. This marks a significant milestone for the sector following almost a decade of under-investment in the building facilities programme during the recession years …” (more)

[Lia O’Sullivan, Irish Universities Association, 16 February]

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Government pledge €2.2 billion to higher education sector over next decade

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Irish government have pledged €2.2 billion in capital expenditure to the higher education sector within the next decade, following the approval of the government’s Project 2040 by cabinet today. The infrastructure project is comprised of two distinct plans …” (more)

[Peter Kelly, Trinity News, 16 February]

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Education: Expansion of third-level colleges forms key part of NDP

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on February 16th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Plans to expand universities and institutes of technology to meet growing student numbers forms a key part of the Government’s 10 year National Development Plan for the education sector. A major €8 billion school building programme at primary and second level will also lead to an average of 20,000 additional school places each year, along with upgraded PE halls, science laboratories and use of digital technology in teaching, learning and assessment …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 16 February]

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