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# universities - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Simon Harris warns universities over sexual harassment cases as he speaks of increased funding
# Universities
# Universities

Simon Harris warns universities over sexual harassment cases as he speaks of increased funding

Dec 30th 2020, 11:48 AM 12,888 Views 22 Comments

Harris said Irish institutions needed to do more to tackle sexual harassment.

# universities - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin says UCD policies on harassment need to be victim-centred
# Universities
# Universities

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin says UCD policies on harassment need to be victim-centred

Sep 8th 2020, 11:05 AM 30,224 Views 40 Comments

Dr Ní Shúilleabháin revealed last weekend that she had been subjected to regular harassment by a professor at UCD.

# universities - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Harvard and MIT file legal action over new Trump administration rule on international student visas
# Universities
# Universities

Harvard and MIT file legal action over new Trump administration rule on international student visas

Jul 8th 2020, 10:41 PM 23,864 Views 0 Comments

Trump is pushing universities and schools to fully open when the new academic year starts in September.

# universities - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Universities face huge losses as thousands of international students delay accepting course offers
# Academic Worries
# Academic Worries

Universities face huge losses as thousands of international students delay accepting course offers

Jun 21st 2020, 11:00 AM 38,006 Views 45 Comments

Some universities are offering online only study options but others will require the students to move to Ireland for their course.

# universities - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 8th 2020, 12:15 AM 37,708 Views 33 Comments

Online exams or rescheduled exams will take place instead.

# universities - Sunday 23 February, 2020

'This is just the tipping point': The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade
# Notabusiness
# Notabusiness

'This is just the tipping point': The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade

Feb 23rd 2020, 9:30 AM 32,414 Views 113 Comments

Students protested this week in UCD on more than one occasion about the high cost of rent.

# universities - Monday 3 February, 2020

Postgrad researchers are vulnerable to abuse, campaigners warn
# Bullying In Academia
# Bullying In Academia

Postgrad researchers are vulnerable to abuse, campaigners warn

Feb 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 15,754 Views 5 Comments

Student reps say there is an “abusable culture” in academia and those suffering bullying are afraid to speak out.

# universities - Friday 17 January, 2020

Want to be a CGI wizard, sous chef or finance specialist? There's now an apprenticeship for that
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Want to be a CGI wizard, sous chef or finance specialist? There's now an apprenticeship for that

Jan 17th 2020, 9:56 AM 700 Views 0 Comments

Apprenticeships are changing – but attitudes to them need to catch up.

# universities - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Women-only professorships 'not discriminating against men', says Mitchell O'Connor
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Women-only professorships 'not discriminating against men', says Mitchell O'Connor

Jan 5th 2020, 2:25 PM 33,193 Views 168 Comments

20 female-only professorships are expected to be in place by September this year.

# universities - Friday 25 October, 2019

Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital
# Mumps
# Mumps

Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital

Oct 25th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,354 Views 18 Comments

In September, Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified of 69 cases of mumps.

# universities - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

Jun 19th 2019, 9:02 AM 30,239 Views 48 Comments

Trinity was again the top Irish institution but failed to break the top 100.

# universities - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years
# Metoo
# Metoo

Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years

Feb 17th 2019, 9:30 AM 32,315 Views 19 Comments

There were no reports of sexual assault by students in half of Irish colleges between 2012 and 2018.

# universities - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Two UCD staff members disciplined after allegations of sexual misconduct
# Universities
# Universities

Two UCD staff members disciplined after allegations of sexual misconduct

Feb 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 59,034 Views 30 Comments

The number of official complaints received by universities in recent years “cannot paint the full picture”, activists say.

# universities - Monday 12 November, 2018

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance
# Action Plan
# Action Plan

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance

Nov 12th 2018, 1:16 PM 29,797 Views 150 Comments

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the positions will be for world-class academics and are not ‘easy jobs’.

# universities - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise'
# Education
# Education

Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise'

Jun 6th 2018, 9:53 PM 27,866 Views 38 Comments

Trinity College Dublin has lost its place in the top 100 universities.

# universities - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students
# International Students
# International Students

Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students

May 28th 2017, 6:45 AM 14,199 Views 8 Comments

International students studying in Ireland are facing a myriad of problems.

# universities - Thursday 15 December, 2016

University ranking tables are flawed and should not be taken so seriously - report
# Education
# Education

University ranking tables are flawed and should not be taken so seriously - report

Dec 15th 2016, 9:58 AM 8,270 Views 14 Comments

A new report states that education of students should be focused on in the rankings.

# universities - Sunday 25 September, 2016

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe?

Sep 25th 2016, 9:30 PM 73,632 Views 64 Comments

Junior Minister Eoghan Murphy made an effort to impress international viewers on CNBC this week. But did he over-state the case?

# universities - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Here's what Ireland's top universities are making from student contributions
# College Costs
# College Costs

Here's what Ireland's top universities are making from student contributions

Aug 14th 2016, 8:30 AM 16,996 Views 26 Comments

The burden on students has gone up and up over the last six years.

# universities - Friday 1 April, 2016

Dublin Mayor throws weight behind 'What's in the Powder?' drugs campaign
# Awareness
# Awareness

Dublin Mayor throws weight behind 'What's in the Powder?' drugs campaign

Apr 1st 2016, 6:05 AM 14,860 Views 34 Comments

The initiative is aimed at increasing awareness levels around drugs.

# universities - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Scholarships for virgins: 'Abstaining from sex will change my future'
# South Africa
# South Africa

Scholarships for virgins: 'Abstaining from sex will change my future'

Mar 13th 2016, 12:01 PM 22,892 Views 23 Comments

One South African mayor is offering scholarships to female students who can prove they are virgins.

# universities - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

TCD, UCD and UCC are all down in the latest world rankings
# QS University Rankings
# QS University Rankings

TCD, UCD and UCC are all down in the latest world rankings

Sep 15th 2015, 6:10 AM 24,801 Views 31 Comments

Only one Irish university made the top 100, but four have risen up the rankings.

# universities - Sunday 10 May, 2015

What value are we putting on higher education?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What value are we putting on higher education?

May 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 827 Views 45 Comments

Demand for education expanded during the crisis and it looks set to grow further. We must respond proactively.

# universities - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Poll: Should high achieving Leaving Cert students get preference for campus accommodation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should high achieving Leaving Cert students get preference for campus accommodation?

Aug 17th 2014, 10:09 AM 20,517 Views 90 Comments

Should those who got high points get special treatment?

# universities - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

May 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 10,691 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How many bananas come into Ireland every week?

# universities - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food
# Money For Scientists
# Money For Scientists

Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food

Apr 30th 2014, 9:35 AM 4,282 Views 4 Comments

The €47 million in funding will support 200 researcher positions and 36 research projects.

# universities - Monday 27 January, 2014

University of Limerick has most new sign ups to 'Sugar Daddy' dating site
# Sugar-coated
From The Daily Edge
# Sugar-coated

University of Limerick has most new sign ups to 'Sugar Daddy' dating site

Jan 27th 2014, 10:12 AM 52,695 Views 115 Comments

More and more Irish students are seeking help to pay college fees.

# universities - Saturday 28 December, 2013

New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out
# Education
# Education

New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out

Dec 28th 2013, 5:23 PM 10,853 Views 41 Comments

The report — part of a new initiative from the HEA — gives detailed profiles of institutions. The authority insists it’s not a “ranking system”.

# universities - Monday 9 December, 2013

University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion
# UL
# UL

University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion

Dec 9th 2013, 11:29 AM 16,784 Views 43 Comments

The plan includes a new city centre campus, facilities at University Hospital Limerick and a team training centre for Munster Rugby.

# universities - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

All third-level graduates to get vote as part of Seanad reforms agreed by Cabinet
# Seanad Reform
# Seanad Reform

All third-level graduates to get vote as part of Seanad reforms agreed by Cabinet

Nov 26th 2013, 6:44 PM 7,095 Views 54 Comments

The government has not as yet considered any further reforms to the Seanad.

# universities - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Column: Irish universities CAN attract more big business funding – here's how
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Irish universities CAN attract more big business funding – here's how

Aug 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 73 Views 11 Comments

Irish universities have been identified as the worst in the world at attracting industry funding, but it doesn’t have to be that way, writes Barry Heavey.

# universities - Monday 12 August, 2013

Irish universities are the worst in the world at attracting business funding
# Funding
# Funding

Irish universities are the worst in the world at attracting business funding

Aug 12th 2013, 8:36 AM 6,979 Views 32 Comments

A new study saw universities in South Korea come out on top with businesses investing about €72,959 in each scholar to carry out research on their behalf.

# universities - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 'young universities'
# Third Level
# Third Level

Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 'young universities'

Jun 20th 2013, 8:41 AM 17,987 Views 56 Comments

NUI Maynooth and DCU make the Times’ annual list, while South Korean universities take up two of the top three slots.

# universities - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Technological Universities to be created in higher education shake-up
# Education
# Education

Technological Universities to be created in higher education shake-up

May 30th 2013, 11:11 AM 7,279 Views 39 Comments

The details of the re-organisation of the country’s higher education sector were announced by Minister Ruairí Quinn this morning.

# universities - Saturday 18 May, 2013

55 public-paid educators earning more than the Taoiseach
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

55 public-paid educators earning more than the Taoiseach

May 18th 2013, 7:45 AM 15,605 Views 66 Comments

Figures released by Ruairí Quinn show that 55 people under the remit of the Dept of Education earn over €200,000 a year.

# universities - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Students lash out at plans to change law on universities
# Universities
# Universities

Students lash out at plans to change law on universities

Jan 30th 2013, 9:58 PM 14,157 Views 20 Comments

Five students’ unions believe allowing the government to control pay rates will also mean controlled curricula.

# universities - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Irish universities fail to make Top 100 list
# Education
# Education

Irish universities fail to make Top 100 list

Oct 3rd 2012, 10:02 PM 14,759 Views 49 Comments

Neither made the Top 100 but who came out on top between TCD and UCD?

# universities - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives

Aug 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 365 Views 44 Comments

‘Radical’ new proposals for interviews are really a return to the past, writes Joanna Tuffy TD. Instead, we need a much wider debate on third level education.

# universities - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Students’ college fees could rocket within two years
# Fees
# Fees

Students’ college fees could rocket within two years

May 24th 2012, 9:43 AM 2,398 Views 15 Comments

The Higher Education Authority says surging demands on the education system could mean fees could be doubled or more.

# universities - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll
# Fees
# Fees

Dispute erupts over USI's student fees poll

May 23rd 2012, 5:49 PM 3,620 Views 37 Comments

The union’s members have voted in favour of maintaining the USI’s current position in campaigning for fully Exchequer-funded fees.

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