Archive for 6 May 2010

The Irish language and representation in Students’ Unions

Posted in Life with tags , , on 6 May 2010 by Steve

“An amusing little campaign has started in DCU. ‘Ní ionadaíonn Aontas na Mac Léinn OCBAC mé i gceart’ is a facebook and viral email campaign started by a number of students who have a strong passion for the Irish language …” (more)

[Tallyman, 6 May]

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Is the investment in R&D working?

Posted in research with tags , on 6 May 2010 by Steve

“My last blog focused on the various targets that have been set in Europe – and that includes us – for investment in Research and Development (R&D). This addresses the input side of the equation and it is equally important to examine the output that can be expected …” (more)

[Frank Gannon’s Blog, 6 May]

Universities and colleges hit by industrial action

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 6 May 2010 by Steve

“Universities were hit by strikes, sit-ins and the threat of ballots on future industrial action over cuts to higher education as voters went to the polls. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at King’s College, London, are in the second day of a walkout over a £27m cuts programme at the institution …” (more)

[Rachel Williams, Guardian, 6 May]

New Performance Leads Heighten Irish Universities’ Appeal as Compelling Partners for US

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 6 May 2010 by Steve

“Marking the second event of its ‘Connecting Continents’ campaign, Education Ireland will host a luncheon in New York this week to highlight the exceptional performance gains of Irish universities as outlined in a study report published recently by the European Commission …” (more)

[Education Ireland, 6 May]

The Empire Strikes Back

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 6 May 2010 by Steve

“Maybe it’s to do with fighting fire with fire. But I must admit I find parts of Mary Daly & Brigid Laffan’s response in today’s Times to Tom Garvin’s piece a little, in their own words, ‘distant from the challenges we face’ …” (more)

[Belfield, 6 May]

Tom Garvin’s philistines are part of a wider problem 2

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 6 May 2010 by Steve

“… I’ve been critical of what I choose to label managerialism for quite some time and long before I uttered a word on universities. It is at best evasion and at worst daft to characterise this is an assault on – even a rejection of – management …” (more)

[Colum McCaffery’s Weblog, 6 May]

ProTon Europe 2009 Survey Reports Significant Increases in Knowledge Transfer Activities in European Universities

Posted in research with tags , on 6 May 2010 by Steve

“ProTon Europe, the pan-European network of national knowledge transfer associations and companies affiliated to universities and other public research organisations, has announced the results of its 2009 Survey. The Survey, the largest knowledge transfer survey in Europe, refers to the fiscal year 2008 and demonstrates a significant increase in knowledge transfer activities in European universities …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 6 May]