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Delivery of course in Chinese History and Politics in UCD draws opposition from staff

Critics say the Irish Institute for Chinese Studies is too closely linked to UCD’s Confucius Institute

Several academics from University College Dublin (UCD) have strongly objected to the delivery of a course covering Chinese history and politics by the college’s Irish Institute for Chinese Studies (IICS) because of reports that the Institute has a strong relationship …

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Analysis: Funding for disability services will not be effective without greater effort from College

Recent funding for disability services is a step in the right direction but a disconnect still exists between College and the needs of its students

Last week saw Minister for Further and Higher Education and Research Simon Harris announce that €105 million had been secured for the safe return of third level students to campus this September. The package included an extra €21 million to …

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Three candidates contest GSU sabbatical elections, including both incumbents

Giséle Scanlon is to run again for the position of President against John Tighe, while incumbent Abhisweta Bhattacharjee will run uncontested for the Vice Presidency

Graduates Student Union (GSU) President Giséle Scanlon and Vice President Abhisweta Bhattacharjee are to run for re-election, with former GSU executive member John Tighe also contesting the presidency.

GSU elections are due to take place entirely online for the second …

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Trinity to receive a philanthropic donation of 30 million euro for the development of the Trinity East campus

The donation is the largest ever given to an Irish university by individual benefactors and will be used to develop the E3 Research Institute

Trinity is set to receive a philanthropic donation of 30 million euro to be used for the development of the Trinity East campus.

The donation is the largest philanthropic donation from individual benefactors given to an Irish university in the

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Postgraduate Workers’ Alliance of Ireland launches petition demanding worker status, greater pay and better employment contracts for PhD and postgraduate students

The group are also demanding that PhD and postgraduate students be offered sick pay, holiday pay, pension contributions and parental leave

The Postgraduate Workers Alliance of Ireland (PWAI) is demanding worker status, greater pay and better employment contracts with access to sick pay, holiday pay, pension contributions and parental leave for PhD and postgraduate students.

Following their launch two weeks ago,

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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