Archive for 23 July 2010

Standing of universities ‘under threat’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 July 2010 by Steve

“The international standing of Irish universities will suffer a ‘serious decline’ if the issue of student fees is not tackled immediately, former Irish EU commissioner Peter Sutherland has warned …” (more)

[Eoin Burke-Kennedy, Irish Times, 23 July]

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UCD president warns of ‘Inconvienient truth’ of R&D funding

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 July 2010 by Steve

“Speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal, the president of UCD, Dr Hugh Brady, argued that while Irish universities are currently among the best in the world, this competitive advantage could be lost if adequate support and funding was not provided for R&D at third-level institutions …” (more)

[Deirdre Nolan, Silicon Republic, 23 July]

EU R&D funding not just for ‘white-coated engineers’

Posted in research with tags on 23 July 2010 by Steve

“Irish companies should not be misled by the perception that R&D funding on offer from the EU is confined to white-coated engineers, and they should also take advantage of the Government’s ambition to make Ireland one of the world’s leading locations for R&D activity, R&D finance experts Leyton have said …” (more)

[Jennifer Yau, Silicon Republic, 23 July]

MacGill papers

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 July 2010 by Steve

“This page will host papers given at the MacGill Summer School 2010 on political reform and other papers of interest: Hugh Brady, address delivered at MacGill; …” (more)

[Political Reform .ie, 23 July]

Graduate tax: a free degree for EU students (except if you’re British)

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 23 July 2010 by Steve

“There are many flaws to the graduate tax. But this one – mentioned by Martin Wolf today – is something special. Will Ed Miliband or Vince Cable really be able to justify a system that gives a free ride to French, Polish and Romanian students? …” (more)

[Alex Barker, Westminster Blog, 23 July]

Enda Kenny accused of WIT clawback

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 July 2010 by Steve

“The Mayor of Waterford, Councillor Mary Roche, has accused the Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny, of reneging on his promise to upgrade WIT to university status if his party was voted into government at the next general election …” (more)

[Munster Express, 23 July]

Higher education is at the tipping point

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 July 2010 by Steve

“There’s been enough discussion about funding and resources, access and student debt in higher education. Isn’t it time to talk seriously about competition? Surrey University’s Andy Adcroft and Robert Willis from Anglia Ruskin University think so …” (more)

[Public Service, 23 July]