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#Universities

# universities - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Exclusive

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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 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

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?

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

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

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'

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

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?

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

# universities - Monday 27 January, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

# universities - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance

The Times Higher Education world reputation rankings failed to feature an Irish university – but the Education Minister indicated this is not a cause for concern.

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