New innovation strategy required says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on September 1st, 2014 by steve

“New innovation strategy required to preserve teaching standards, assist graduate employment and promote economic recovery, says IFUT. The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has called for implementation of a five point strategy to develop third-level education …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 31 August]

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Disappearing Academic Thought

Posted in Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2014 by steve

“Ciar McCormick argues that a private university shuns the notion of the common good in education …” (more)

[University Times, 3 February]

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Higher Education Institutions – Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Joe Higgins asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will guarantee that Dun Laoghaire institute will not be privatised; his views on private funding interests for the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 28 January]

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Privatising higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on April 26th, 2011 by steve

“From time to time it has been suggested by critics of recent reforms in higher education that university heads want to ‘privatise’ their institutions. Mostly this charge has been without any real foundation …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 26 April]

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The private option?

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2010 by steve

“Recently I got a letter accusing me of arguing for the ‘privatisation’ of Irish higher education. Well, I have also received letters suggesting that ‘you have hidden your shady Hungarian past’ (seriously, I got that in a letter – I was rather sorry it was untrue, it made me sound much more interesting) …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 23 June]

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Universities’ Declaration of Independence? – again

Posted in Governance and administration on June 4th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“A little while ago I mused that Irish universities seeking the freedom to set their own fees might decide to declare independence from government not just on fees but on all matters. But I thought then that it would never happen. However, the old adage ‘never say never’ occurred to me this morning …” (more)

[Cearta, 4 June]

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