Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Universities

All time
Irish universities fail to make Top 100 list
Neither made the Top 100 but who came out on top between TCD and UCD?
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Disgraceful': Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut
A number of university heads have reportedly ignored requests to reduce their pay below €200,000.
Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support
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
The latest Times Higher Education rankings, ranking colleges by reputation, do not include Irish institutions in their top 100.
New rules will require colleges to merge or lose funding
Plans published by the Higher Education Authority will ask small colleges to merge with bigger ones or face the financial chop.
TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees
Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell said a monthly direct debit system would ease pressure on families.
Three more ITs to seek 'technological university' status
Institutes of Technology in Cork, Tralee and Limerick are joining the rush to win a new type of university status.
€1million energy research announced by Government
It’s hoped the contracts will help establish Ireland as a key location for the ‘green economy’.
Five ITs in 'advanced' discussions on technological university
Institutes in Athlone, Dundalk, Galway-Mayo, Letterkenny and Sligo confirm their hopes to form a common university.
Column: Cutting grants isn’t just bad for students – it’s bad for Ireland
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'
Seán Sherlock reckons Ireland’s performance in university rankings puts us 6th in the world, when countries are ranked by GDP.
Column: Time to end this ridiculous student fees stalemate
Neither side is helping in the debate around college fees – and young people are the losers, writes former student union official Ian Power.
Report expected to make the case for capping places in college
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.
Poll: Should far-right groups be given a platform to speak?
Nick Griffin’s invite to a college debate has been withdrawn over safety fears. But should similar figures be invited in the first place?
Trinity society withdraws invite to BNP leader Nick Griffin
The Phil had invited the controversial MEP to participate in a debate next week, but withdrew the invite after student protests.
Irish universities fall in latest international rankings
Department of Education says it still draws encouragement from the fact that two are in the top 200.
One hundred university staff still paid more than €200,000 wage cap
Three top academics at Irish universities are each earning more than a quarter of a million euro a year.
Students win new independent appeals process for university grants
The Union of Students in Ireland has hailed the establishment of a central appeals board by minister Ruairí Quinn.
Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak at Trinity debate
Griffin has been invited address students about immigration – but some are calling on the university to cancel the event.
Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced?
Academics have said that Irish universities face a “speedy decline” if fees are not brought back. So what do you think?
TCD fifteenth in the world when it comes to maths
Irish universities have fared very well in maths and engineering…
One in ten UCD staff on six figure salaries- report
Records reveal that some staff at some universities earn in excess of €200,000.
Over €1m wasted on postage due to out-of-date Seanad registers
Candidates for the Seanad’s University panels claim the voting register is badly out of date – wasting thousands in postage costs.
UCD registrar appointed new President of NUI Maynooth
Philip Nolan will become the president of NUI Maynooth in August, succeeding John Hughes who stepped down last year.
New education report recommends return of tuition fees
The National Strategy for Higher Education advocates a combination of up-front fees and deferred payments.
Students to take to the streets over increase in college fees
Up to 25,000 students expected to march in Dublin city centre in protest over planned increase in registration fees.