This framework is the first major review of funding allocation in higher education in over a decade.
Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor released both the review for the Allocation Model for Funding Higher Education Institutions and the Higher Education System Performance Framework for 2018-2020 yesterday, January 16.…
The Department of Education and Skills left the decision for third-level institutions to open tomorrow at the discretion of each college
Trinity is to reopen on Tuesday, October 17, after College was closed today due to Hurricane Ophelia. The Department of Education and Skills left the decision to open tomorrow at the discretion of each institution. Trinity tweeted that normal college …
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 …
A rise in income may have led many to believe they might be above the income threshold in applying for financial aid
College grant applications have seen a drop in compared to recent years, a total of 87,738 claims were made for support for fees and living expenses, which was 0.3% less than last year’s figure.
An increase in Student Universal Support …
The announcement follows revelations of financial mismanagement and issues of poor governance in a number of universities
Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton, has announced that the Minister’s powers will expand to allow him to appoint investigators to look into issues of concern in higher education institutions.
This announcement follows revelations of financial mismanagement and issues …
The first phase of the construction will cost €250 million
Trinity are to build a technology-centered campus at Grand Canal Dock, according to The Irish Times. The first phase of the construction will cost €250 million and is part of a €1 billion plan to develop the district.
Trinity has …
The Exchequer-Employer Investment Mechanism will operate from 2018 onwards
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, have announced the launch of a new consultation process on a proposed Exchequer-Employer Investment Mechanism, which will operate from 2018 onwards.
Speaking in …
The number of grant recipients is higher in regional institutes of technology than in Dublin universities
New figures on grant recipients in higher education institutions have been released showing the class divide between universities and institutes of technology (ITs). Over 50% of students in all institutes of technology around the country receive grant support.
School-leavers that …
The department’s head office is being occupied due to a lack of action following claims of misconduct and financial irregularities
Five individuals are occupying the Department of Education and Skills’ head office as part of a protest against the non-intervention in allegations of misconduct at the University of Limerick (UL). According to the Irish Times, at least three of the …
Rising student numbers and cuts to public funding could produce graduates not up to standard, warns HEA
The Higher Education Authority’s (HEA) annual performance report for 2014-2016 shows that Irish institutions have expanded to include an extra 15,000 students. Meanwhile, staff-student ratios are significantly deteriorating, compared to the average in developed countries, rising from 1:16 to 1:20.…