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IFUT calls government to combat higher education funding crisis

Minister for Education Richard Bruton was criticised for proposed reform plan.

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has requested the government to construct an inclusive plan for the improvement of third level education. In a statement, the IFUT criticised the announcement made by Minister for Education Richard Bruton that financial

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€16.5m to be allocated to widen access to higher education

Approximately 2,000 students will directly benefit from the funding, which targets those from disadvantaged backgrounds

 The government has announced plans to allocate €16.5m in funding for new initiatives to help increase access to third level education for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Approximately 2,000 students will directly benefit from the funding. The groups it aims to

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Universities face funding cuts over gender gap

The move comes as new figures released by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) revealed that women are under-represented in senior positions

Third Level Irish institutions will be subject to mandatory gender quotas in order to combat the gender inequality at senior levels. The move comes as new figures released by the Higher Education Authority (HEA)  revealed that women are under-represented in

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Brexit ‘threatens UK-Ireland research links’

Two thirds of Irish academics believe Brexit will have a negative impact on higher education in Ireland

 

According to a survey conducted by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), approximately two thirds of Irish academics believe Brexit will have a negative impact on higher education in Ireland.

Respondents stressed the need for keeping strong research collaboration between Northern …

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Trinity’s rise in the rankings a good start, but funding and internal reform still needed

The recent rise of college in the QS rankings should be commended, as rankings matter. However, it does not alleviate the need for increased higher education funding.

During the year I overheard someone from the SU talking about a special rankings commission he was involved with. The problem, he said, was how many academics had absolutely no interest in rankings: they considered it an insult that someone

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TCDSU Council votes to support free third level education

Motion mandates support for “tax-payer funded, free education for all”

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Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) Council has voted this evening to strengthen its stance on fees and loans in a motion put forward by the Students Against Fees (SAF) group. TCDSU is now mandated to campaign for a publicly-funded

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Provost claims “we’re all coming from the same place” on funding issue in TCDSU Council address

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The provost of Trinity, Patrick Prendergast, spoke to Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council this evening. Introducing him, TCDSU President Kieran McNulty thanked the provost for “various initiatives”, such as the proposed Student Centre, and noted that it

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Jillian Wilson appointed Head of Central Events at Trinity’s Commercial Revenue Unit

The move comes after increased efforts to raise extra revenue for College

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Trinity College has appointed Jillian Wilson as the new Head of Central Events within the Commercial Revenue Unit, furthering attempts to cement the college as a city centre hub for conferences and events. Wilson, who studied Law in Trinity, has …

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Trinity temporarily removed from Times Rankings following data error

College submitted incorrect data which affects both 2015-16 and 2016-17 rankings


NEWSTrinity College Dublin has been temporarily removed from the Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings. Phil Baty, editor of the THE rankings, has said: “we have been obliged to exclude Trinity College from this year’s ranking due to a

IFUT calls on Fine Gael and Labour to address crisis in third-level funding and places

Meanwhile the USI has released a statement calling on the government to avoid holding an election on a Thursday

NEWSThe Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has called on the Fine Gael and Labour to announce proposals to address the mounting crisis in third-level education, ahead of the announcement of this year’s general election.

In a press release IFUT

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