Archive for 22 July 2010

Government to clarify position on reintroduction of college fees

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 22 July 2010 by Steve

“The Government has no plans to reintroduce college fees, Minister for Education Mary Coughlan is expected to confirm today …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 22 July]

Higher education strategy – recommendations coming up?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 July 2010 by Steve

“One of the themes of the ten years of my presidency of DCU has been the strategic review of higher education nationally. The first exercise of this kind was conducted on behalf of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the (then) Conference of Heads of Irish Universities (CHIU, now the IUA) by Professor Malcolm Skilbeck …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 22 July]

Research funding vital for economy

Posted in research with tags , on 22 July 2010 by Steve

“Last Friday the Government continued its commitment to investing in research with more than €296 million to develop infrastructure and research capacity across the higher education sector. With universities and institutes of technology bringing in €63 million from private and international competitive sources this makes of total of €359 million …” (more)

[Conor O’Carroll, Irish Times, 22 July]

NUI Galway/GMIT job losses to reach 140 by end of year

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 22 July 2010 by Steve

“More than 100 jobs will have been lost in NUI Galway in the space of two years, while 39 jobs will have been lost from GMIT, new figures from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) have revealed …” (more)

[Trevor Quinn, Galway Advertiser, 22 July]

New code tells European researchers how to behave

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 22 July 2010 by Steve

“A voluntary code of conduct for European researchers was published today at the World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore to help guard against fraud and malpractice. The code was draw up by the European Science Foundation (ESF), an association of 79 science bodies across Europe …” (more)

[The Great Beyond, 21 July]

Six weeks to apply to County Council for college grants

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 22 July 2010 by Steve

“Local authorities have this year extended the time that students could apply for higher education grants and are welcoming applications at the moment. The closing deadline is August 31, that gives people just six weeks to get all their information gathered …” (more)

[Deirdre Clune TD, 21 July]

A bona fide dispute

Posted in research with tags on 22 July 2010 by Steve

“A paper scrutinising the academic credentials of people on both sides of the climate change debate has riled almost everyone …” (more)

[Darrell Ince, Times Higher Education, 22 July]

Rejection of graduate tax plans labelled ‘shambolic’

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 22 July 2010 by Steve

“Labour’s university spokesman, Pat McFadden, says a change of direction over a graduate tax is ‘shambolic’. But university leaders have welcomed reports that a graduate tax will not be a replacement for tuition fees …” (more)

[BBC News, 21 July]

Cancer trials put on hold after researcher caught padding resume

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 22 July 2010 by Steve

“Three clinical trials have been placed on hold after news broke that a researcher involved with the studies may have lied on his resume. Cancer researcher Anil Potti of the Duke University School of Medicine has been placed on ‘administrative leave’ pending an investigation into false claims, listed on applications for research funds, that he was a Rhodes Scholar …” (more)

[The Great Beyond, 21 July]