Institutes of Technology Issues – Restructuring and Reconfiguration

Posted in Governance and administration on July 5th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide details of the proposed reorganisation of third level education; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 3 July]

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New Mayo art degree part-funded by Shell causes controversy

Posted in Governance and administration on June 26th, 2013 by steve

“An innovative new art degree, to be part-funded by Shell, is causing controversy among staff at two third-level colleges. The proposed new visual art degree in Erris, Co Mayo, is being offered by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Mayo County Council, which administers the €8.5 million Corrib Gas Community Gain Investment Fund …” (more)

[Aine Ryan, Irish Times, 26 June]

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Technology universities must not forget their local roots

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2013 by steve

“At the end of May the Cabinet authorised the biggest reorganisation of the higher education sector in the history of the State. It opened the way for the formation of three technological universities in Dublin, the southwest and the southeast, and also initiated plans to join universities and institutes of technology into regional clusters …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 17 June]

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Minister Quinn sanctions major re-organisation of higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on May 30th, 2013 by steve

“The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, has today announced a major re-organisation of the country’s higher education sector that includes provision for the creation of new Technological Universities. This announcement follows recommendations made by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to Minister Quinn …” (more, download)

[Department of Education and Skills, 30 May]

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Higher Education Institutions Issues – Regional Clusters

Posted in Governance and administration on April 19th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he intends that the higher education system should be reconfigured into five regional clusters; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 17 April]

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Regional Clusters

Posted in Governance and administration on January 23rd, 2013 by steve

Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he is satisfied with the recent proposals from the university presidents recommending five regional clusters; if he has sought further information from the universities detailing the way they intend to work together to improve and develop the range of educational courses available to students within each cluster; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 22 January]

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University cluster plan

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

“Sir, – The five regions of cluster colleges proposed by the university presidents in the Republic show a disappointing degree of insularity in relation to the island as a whole …” (more)

[Bill Tormey, Irish Times, 15 January]

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Universities propose regional cluster plan

Posted in Governance and administration on January 11th, 2013 by steve

“The higher education system should be reconfigured into five regional clusters, according to new proposals from the university presidents. But the presidents rule out any forced mergers of colleges …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 11 January]

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Regional Clusters

Posted in Governance and administration on April 25th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the Higher Education Authority has published guidelines for the establishment of higher education institutional clusters at a regional level to support enterprise development and employment needs; if not, when it will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 24 April]

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