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#Universities

# universities - Sunday 17 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 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

From TheJournal.ie Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

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

From TheJournal.ie Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food Money For Scientists

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

From TheJournal.ie New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out Education

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

From TheJournal.ie University of Limerick to create 290 full-time jobs in major expansion UL

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

From TheJournal.ie All third-level graduates to get vote as part of Seanad reforms agreed by Cabinet Seanad Reform

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish universities CAN attract more big business funding – here’s how Opinion

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

From Business ETC Irish universities are the worst in the world at attracting business funding Funding

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

From TheJournal.ie Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 ‘young universities’ Third Level

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

From TheJournal.ie Technological Universities to be created in higher education shake-up Education

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

From TheJournal.ie 55 public-paid educators earning more than the Taoiseach Public Pay

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

From TheJournal.ie Students lash out at plans to change law on universities Universities

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish universities fail to make Top 100 list Education

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives Opinion

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

From TheJournal.ie Students’ college fees could rocket within two years Fees

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

From TheJournal.ie Dispute erupts over USI’s student fees poll Fees

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

From TheJournal.ie Quinn says no to ‘narrow focus’ on university performance Universities

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.

# universities - Thursday 5 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie ‘Disgraceful’: Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut Pay Cap

‘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.

# universities - Thursday 15 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Irish colleges miss out in list of top 100 reputable universities Universities

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.

# universities - Monday 13 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie New rules will require colleges to merge or lose funding Education

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.

# universities - Monday 6 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees College Fees

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.

# universities - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Three more ITs to seek ‘technological university’ status Education

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.

# universities - Sunday 29 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie €1million energy research announced by Government Energy

€1million energy research announced by Government

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

# universities - Monday 23 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Five ITs in ‘advanced’ discussions on technological university Universities

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.

# universities - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Column: Cutting grants isn’t just bad for students – it’s bad for Ireland Opinion

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?

From TheJournal.ie Junior minister: ‘Ireland is 6th in the world for universities’ College Rankings

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.

# universities - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Column: Time to end this ridiculous student fees stalemate Opinion

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.

# universities - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Report expected to make the case for capping places in college Points Race

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# universities - Saturday 15 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should far-right groups be given a platform to speak? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# universities - Friday 14 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Trinity society withdraws invite to BNP leader Nick Griffin BNP

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.

# universities - Thursday 6 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Irish universities fall in latest international rankings Universities

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.

# universities - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie One hundred university staff still paid more than €200,000 wage cap University Pay

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.

# universities - Monday 19 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Students win new independent appeals process for university grants Student Grants

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.

# universities - Thursday 15 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak at Trinity debate BNP

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.

# universities - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# universities - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

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