Archive for 30 September 2008

College heads must hold nerve

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 30 September 2008 by Steve

“There were long faces and some bad tempers after last week’s meeting between Batt O’Keeffe and the university presidents. The meeting was a tetchy affair. Several college heads, notably John Hegarty of Trinity and John Hughes of Maynooth, came away convinced that the Minister was not in listening mode – especially on their proposed student-loan system. The presidents – led by current chair Hugh Brady of UCD – talked about the big picture, a vision for higher education into the future. But for Batt, it was all about brass tacks …” (more)

[Irish Times, 30 September]

NUI Maynooth vs TCD at the top of the Sunday Times university rankings

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 30 September 2008 by Steve

“There are lots of university league tables out there; and the University of Edinburgh maintains an excellent page assessing these various leagues and rankings. For example, Times Higher Education, Newsweek, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Wuhan University and all produce annual tables of universities worldwide …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 29 September]