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Higher education department publishes details of legislation to reform sector

The legislation has been criticised within Trinity over concerns of decreased autonomy

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The details of contentious new government legislation introducing several changes to the higher education sector have been released today.

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris published the legislation this morning, which is described as aiming to reform and

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TU status granted to Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology

Status of Technological University has been granted as part of a government scheme to develop technological institutes across the country

Today, Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology have been granted the status of Technological University (TU). This status was today granted by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris and is being considered a “landmark” for

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Plan to reopen colleges expected in June, Harris confirms

Today, Minister Harris has announced that a plan to see students and staff return to onsite activities in the next academic year will be released this June

The Department of Further and Higher Education announced today that a plan to see students and staff returned to campus will be released in June.


Plans to see the country eased from Level 5 restrictions, put in place four months

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73 scholars, 13 fellows, eight professional fellows and three honorary fellows announced in livestream of Trinity Monday

For the second year in a row, the event was broadcast from Front Square

The names of the new Scholars and Fellows of Trinity College Dublin were read out on the steps of the Examination Hall today by Provost Patrick Prendergast.

73 new scholars were announced across 30 disciplines, along with 13 new Fellows …

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Innovation Hub at Trinity East to be called Portal

The name, which was picked out of a competition, will be given to the hub set to open in 2022

Yesterday afternoon, students received an email announcing the chosen name for the innovation hub at Trinity East, which will be named Portal. The announcement came from Dr Diarmuid O’Brien, Chief Innovation and Enterprise Officer.

This name came from a competition

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IUA welcomes pledge to return to campus by September

IUA universities plan to work in conjunction with government and school representatives in hopes of reopening campus for next academic year

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) has welcomed recent remarks made by the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris, who has pledged to return students to campus to the fullest extent this September.

The IUA have expressed unity in

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Trinity speakers progress to the final of the Irish Times Debate

After winning the semi final last Saturday, speakers Kate Maher and Megan O’Driscoll from the Phil and Gabrielle Fullam from the Hist will be moving on to the final in June

After winning the semi final last Saturday, three speakers from Trinity are to progress to the final of the Irish Times Debating competition. The black-tie event was held over Zoom and was one of four semi-final debates held throughout April.

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€9 million funding allocated to research in technological institutions

The SFI funding aims to increase research capacity in technological universities and institutes of technology

A new science programme is investing €9 million over five years in expanding the research capacity of technological universities (TUs) and institutes of technology (IoTs).

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris announced a €700,000 investment in 2021, with

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Government to spend 1 million euro to accommodate returning students in quarantine

Minister Harris has announced a 1 million euro plan to ensure students returning from Erasmus are not left “out of pocket”

The state has agreed to pay for the accommodation of roughly 550 students who are set to face mandatory quarantine upon their return to Ireland. 

Beginning in late March, Government arranged a scheme mandating a two-week hotel quarantine for anyone

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Survey to be released to all staff and students on past experiences of sexual misconduct in third level institutions

The survey will ask all staff and students about their previous experiences of sexual harassment and general misconduct in third level institutions and make policy recommendations to Minister Harris based on its findings

A survey is to be sent out to all staff and students in higher education, to enquire into previous experiences of sexual assault and/or harassment. This survey, to be sent out this week, is part of a “zero tolerance” initiative,