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#Universities

# 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 3,626 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.

# universities - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance
# Universities
# Universities

Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance

Apr 28th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,220 Views 6 Comments

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.

# universities - Thursday 5 April, 2012

'Disgraceful': Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut
# Pay Cap
# Pay Cap

'Disgraceful': Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut

Apr 5th 2012, 7:49 AM 6,235 Views 25 Comments

A number of university heads have reportedly ignored requests to reduce their pay below €200,000.

# universities - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support

Mar 15th 2012, 1:17 PM 24 Views 38 Comments

Irish universities fell out of the top 100 institutions rankings today but, writes Stephen Donnelly TD, without a bold, ambitious vision from Government they’ll never get back into them.

Irish colleges miss out in list of top 100 reputable universities
# Universities
# Universities

Irish colleges miss out in list of top 100 reputable universities

Mar 15th 2012, 8:38 AM 6,748 Views 50 Comments

The latest Times Higher Education rankings, ranking colleges by reputation, do not include Irish institutions in their top 100.

# universities - Monday 13 February, 2012

New rules will require colleges to merge or lose funding
# Education
# Education

New rules will require colleges to merge or lose funding

Feb 13th 2012, 9:19 AM 2,712 Views 9 Comments

Plans published by the Higher Education Authority will ask small colleges to merge with bigger ones or face the financial chop.

# universities - Monday 6 February, 2012

TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees
# College Fees
# College Fees

TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees

Feb 6th 2012, 5:52 PM 2,224 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell said a monthly direct debit system would ease pressure on families.

# universities - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Three more ITs to seek 'technological university' status
# Education
# Education

Three more ITs to seek 'technological university' status

Jan 31st 2012, 9:09 AM 2,909 Views 9 Comments

Institutes of Technology in Cork, Tralee and Limerick are joining the rush to win a new type of university status.

# universities - Sunday 29 January, 2012

€1million energy research announced by Government
# Energy
# Energy

€1million energy research announced by Government

Jan 29th 2012, 4:33 PM 2,616 Views 17 Comments

It’s hoped the contracts will help establish Ireland as a key location for the ‘green economy’.

# universities - Monday 23 January, 2012

Five ITs in 'advanced' discussions on technological university
# Universities
# Universities

Five ITs in 'advanced' discussions on technological university

Jan 23rd 2012, 3:04 PM 3,993 Views 19 Comments

Institutes in Athlone, Dundalk, Galway-Mayo, Letterkenny and Sligo confirm their hopes to form a common university.

# universities - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Column: Cutting grants isn’t just bad for students – it’s bad for Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Cutting grants isn’t just bad for students – it’s bad for Ireland

Nov 22nd 2011, 8:30 PM 57 Views 21 Comments

The boom taught us the danger of ignoring inconvenient truths, writes Miles Link – so what are we doing with cuts to the universities?

Junior minister: 'Ireland is 6th in the world for universities'
# College Rankings
# College Rankings

Junior minister: 'Ireland is 6th in the world for universities'

Nov 22nd 2011, 1:18 PM 2,364 Views 12 Comments

Seán Sherlock reckons Ireland’s performance in university rankings puts us 6th in the world, when countries are ranked by GDP.

# universities - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Column: Time to end this ridiculous student fees stalemate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Time to end this ridiculous student fees stalemate

Nov 16th 2011, 12:30 PM 81 Views 49 Comments

Neither side is helping in the debate around college fees – and young people are the losers, writes former student union official Ian Power.

# universities - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Report expected to make the case for capping places in college
# Points Race
# Points Race

Report expected to make the case for capping places in college

Nov 8th 2011, 10:06 AM 837 Views 21 Comments

Ruairí Quinn is set to receive a report outlining the need for student numbers to be capped in order to avoid the return of fees.

# universities - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Poll: Should far-right groups be given a platform to speak?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should far-right groups be given a platform to speak?

Oct 15th 2011, 12:11 PM 4,509 Views 197 Comments

Nick Griffin’s invite to a college debate has been withdrawn over safety fears. But should similar figures be invited in the first place?

# universities - Friday 14 October, 2011

Trinity society withdraws invite to BNP leader Nick Griffin
# BNP
# BNP

Trinity society withdraws invite to BNP leader Nick Griffin

Oct 14th 2011, 2:17 PM 2,418 Views 61 Comments

The Phil had invited the controversial MEP to participate in a debate next week, but withdrew the invite after student protests.

# universities - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Irish universities fall in latest international rankings
# Universities
# Universities

Irish universities fall in latest international rankings

Oct 6th 2011, 10:30 AM 1,534 Views 9 Comments

Department of Education says it still draws encouragement from the fact that two are in the top 200.

# universities - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

One hundred university staff still paid more than €200,000 wage cap
# University Pay
# University Pay

One hundred university staff still paid more than €200,000 wage cap

Sep 21st 2011, 12:42 PM 1,423 Views 7 Comments

Three top academics at Irish universities are each earning more than a quarter of a million euro a year.

# universities - Monday 19 September, 2011

Students win new independent appeals process for university grants
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Students win new independent appeals process for university grants

Sep 19th 2011, 7:51 AM 847 Views 0 Comments

The Union of Students in Ireland has hailed the establishment of a central appeals board by minister Ruairí Quinn.

# universities - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak at Trinity debate
# BNP
# BNP

Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak at Trinity debate

Sep 15th 2011, 12:22 PM 1,630 Views 61 Comments

Griffin has been invited address students about immigration – but some are calling on the university to cancel the event.

# universities - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

# universities - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced?

Sep 6th 2011, 10:01 AM 2,826 Views 50 Comments

Academics have said that Irish universities face a “speedy decline” if fees are not brought back. So what do you think?

# universities - Monday 5 September, 2011

# universities - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

TCD fifteenth in the world when it comes to maths
# Brains
# Brains

TCD fifteenth in the world when it comes to maths

Jul 5th 2011, 1:27 PM 1,012 Views 15 Comments

Irish universities have fared very well in maths and engineering…

# universities - Sunday 26 June, 2011

One in ten UCD staff on six figure salaries- report
# Six Figures
# Six Figures

One in ten UCD staff on six figure salaries- report

Jun 26th 2011, 3:26 PM 1,195 Views 22 Comments

Records reveal that some staff at some universities earn in excess of €200,000.

# universities - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Over €1m wasted on postage due to out-of-date Seanad registers
# Seanad Elections
# Seanad Elections

Over €1m wasted on postage due to out-of-date Seanad registers

Mar 24th 2011, 4:10 PM 1,176 Views 0 Comments

Candidates for the Seanad’s University panels claim the voting register is badly out of date – wasting thousands in postage costs.

# universities - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

UCD registrar appointed new President of NUI Maynooth
# Universities
# Universities

UCD registrar appointed new President of NUI Maynooth

Feb 16th 2011, 6:16 PM 2,154 Views 0 Comments

Philip Nolan will become the president of NUI Maynooth in August, succeeding John Hughes who stepped down last year.

# universities - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

New education report recommends return of tuition fees
# Hunt Report
# Hunt Report

New education report recommends return of tuition fees

Jan 11th 2011, 7:19 PM 851 Views 0 Comments

The National Strategy for Higher Education advocates a combination of up-front fees and deferred payments.

# universities - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Students to take to the streets over increase in college fees
# Protests
# Protests

Students to take to the streets over increase in college fees

Nov 3rd 2010, 8:35 AM 904 Views 0 Comments

Up to 25,000 students expected to march in Dublin city centre in protest over planned increase in registration fees.