Russia tops league for number of visas to study in Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 24th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Russia tops the league table for the number of study visas to Ireland issued over the last three years, followed by Saudi Arabia, China and India. India had the highest number of visas refused for an individual country …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 12 October]

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Mass-produced PhDs lie at heart of Russia’s ‘plague’ of doctoral fraud

Posted in Research on October 4th, 2015 by steve

Russia“The extraordinary scale of PhD fraud in Russia can be attributed to the reproduction of near-identical doctoral dissertations within universities, a new study says. With more than 3,500 falsified theses identified by the anti-plagiarism group Dissernet in the past two years, PhD forgery is now an ‘integral part of Russia’s statehood’, rather than a ‘fringe phenomenon’ …” (more)

[Jack Grove, Times Higher Education, 4 October]

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Ukraine joins flagship European research programme

Posted in Research on March 21st, 2015 by steve

EU“Horizon 2020 agreement is part of a European Union effort to strengthen ties between Ukraine and the West. Scientifically speaking, Ukraine is now a step closer to the European Union, and a little bit further from Russia …” (more)

[Quirin Schiermeier, Nature, 20 March]

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Western science severs ties with Russia

Posted in Research on April 8th, 2014 by steve

Russia“Scientific relations between Russia and the West have reached their lowest ebb since the cold war, after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and NASA both cut ties with Russia last week …” (more)

[Quirin Schiermeier, Nature, 8 April]


Multidimensional university ranking system developed

Posted in Governance and administration on April 20th, 2013 by steve

Russia“Russian universities, like universities from other countries, increasingly compete not only at the national level but also globally. This trend is reflected in the growing interest in global university rankings …” (more)

[Marina Larionova, University World News, 20 April]

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Building strategic links in education Bric by Bric

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 26th, 2012 by steve

“Increased student exchange and research collaboration is paving the way for stronger ties with India, Brazil and Russia …” (more)

[John Holden, Irish Times, 26 November]

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NUIM lecturer leads Pussy Riot support

Posted in Legal issues on August 28th, 2012 by steve

“A lecturer in Maynooth is to the forefront in organising Irish support for Pussy Riot, the all female punk band whose members have been jailed for their part in a protest in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral …” (more)

[Conor McHugh, Leinster Leader, 28 August]

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Trinity College team in talks to open Moscow university

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2012 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin and the Moscow government have begun talks that could lead to the college opening a campus in the Russian capital. Discussions have also started on the establishment of a Science Gallery in Moscow similar to the college’s successful project in Dublin …” (more)

[Séamus Martin, Irish Times, 5 March]

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