# universities - Today’s News
We know how to make ourselves feel right at home.
# universities - Tuesday 15 September, 2015
Only one Irish university made the top 100, but four have risen up the rankings.
# universities - Sunday 10 May, 2015
Demand for education expanded during the crisis and it looks set to grow further. We must respond proactively.
# universities - Sunday 17 August, 2014
Should those who got high points get special treatment?
# universities - Saturday 3 May, 2014
Plus: How many bananas come into Ireland every week?
# universities - Wednesday 30 April, 2014
The €47 million in funding will support 200 researcher positions and 36 research projects.
# universities - Monday 27 January, 2014
More and more Irish students are seeking help to pay college fees.
# universities - Saturday 28 December, 2013
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
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
The government has not as yet considered any further reforms to the Seanad.
# universities - Wednesday 14 August, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
Five students’ unions believe allowing the government to control pay rates will also mean controlled curricula.
# universities - Wednesday 3 October, 2012
Neither made the Top 100 but who came out on top between TCD and UCD?
# universities - Friday 24 August, 2012
‘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
The Higher Education Authority says surging demands on the education system could mean fees could be doubled or more.
# universities - Wednesday 23 May, 2012
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
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
A number of university heads have reportedly ignored requests to reduce their pay below €200,000.
# universities - Thursday 15 March, 2012
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.
The latest Times Higher Education rankings, ranking colleges by reputation, do not include Irish institutions in their top 100.
# universities - Monday 13 February, 2012
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
Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell said a monthly direct debit system would ease pressure on families.
# universities - Tuesday 31 January, 2012
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
It’s hoped the contracts will help establish Ireland as a key location for the ‘green economy’.
# universities - Monday 23 January, 2012
Institutes in Athlone, Dundalk, Galway-Mayo, Letterkenny and Sligo confirm their hopes to form a common university.
# universities - Tuesday 22 November, 2011
The boom taught us the danger of ignoring inconvenient truths, writes Miles Link – so what are we doing with cuts to the 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
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
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
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
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
Department of Education says it still draws encouragement from the fact that two are in the top 200.
# universities - Wednesday 21 September, 2011
Three top academics at Irish universities are each earning more than a quarter of a million euro a year.
# universities - Monday 19 September, 2011
The Union of Students in Ireland has hailed the establishment of a central appeals board by minister Ruairí Quinn.
# universities - Thursday 15 September, 2011
Griffin has been invited address students about immigration – but some are calling on the university to cancel the event.