Recruiting international students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 5th, 2010 by steve

“Still on the subject of the interview on Morning Ireland by the Minister for Education and Science (see my last post), it was good to see him placing some emphasis on international student recruitment. He indicated – and this is most welcome – that work is being done to improve the visa system. The current inefficiencies, bureaucracies and slow response rates when international students apply for Irish visas is losing us students, but more importantly still is compromising our reputation overseas …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 5 February]

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State insists on jobs freeze at third level

Posted in Governance and administration on April 2nd, 2009 by steve

Ireland“The Government has imposed a recruitment ban across the higher education sector and warned colleges that failure to comply will see them lose their funding. In a related move, both UCC and UCD have been told their deficits totalling over €35 million will no longer be tolerated. UCD has a cumulative deficit of €20 million, while the deficit at UCC is over €15 million. In recent weeks, the Higher Education Authority has told both universities to make the cuts necessary to rein in their deficits. In a letter to college heads yesterday, the HEA also said there ‘should be no filling of vacancies by recruitment, promotion or the payment of an allowance for the performance of duties at a higher level’ …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 2 April]

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