Archive for 29 July 2010

UCD leads €9m EU funded research into personalised nutrition

Posted in research with tags on 29 July 2010 by Steve

“UCD is to lead a major international research consortium to investigate if a person’s genetic make-up can help design their ideal nutritional diet …” (more)

[UCD News, 29 July]

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University tuition fees soar for foreign students

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 29 July 2010 by Steve

“Foreign students are being charged up to eight times more than British undergraduates as universities seek to plug a multi-million pound hole in the higher education budget …” (more)

[Graeme Paton, Daily Telegraph, 29 July]

Minister launches €7m Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund

Posted in research with tags , on 29 July 2010 by Steve

“Today saw the launch of a €7m fund designed to help academics turn research into jobs by bringing new products and services to market …” (more)

[Deirdre Nolan, Silicon Republic, 29 July]

An Epic?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 29 July 2010 by Steve

Times Higher Education (THE) has announced the completion of the collection of data for its forthcoming World University Rankings: ‘An epic effort by our world university rankings data supplier, Thomson Reuters, to collect information from hundreds of universities around the world concluded successfully last week’. I am not sure whether ‘epic’ is the right word …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 29 July]

Oxford University lecturer ‘discriminated against’ after converting to Christianity

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 29 July 2010 by Steve

“A lecturer at Oxford University’s centre for Jewish studies claims colleagues discriminated against her after she converted to Christianity. Dr Tali Argov says she was overlooked for promotion, stripped of her privileges and cold-shouldered at social gatherings …” (more)

[Martin Beckford, Daily Telegraph, 29 July]

Higher education diversity

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 29 July 2010 by Steve

“One crucial issue facing Irish higher education over the next while will be institutional diversity. Broadly the question goes like this: we are a small country, so why do we need seven universities that cover more or less the same territory, and a dozen or so institutes with the same mission, and some other colleges? Why not identify a specialism for each …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 29 July]

Judge’s comments ‘prejudiced’ trial

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 29 July 2010 by Steve

“… The speech by Mr Justice Paul Carney at University College Cork contained ‘prejudicial material’ leading to a ‘reasonable apprehension’ Warren and Jeffrey Dumbrell had not received a fair trial and rendered their convictions for murder unsafe, the court ruled …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 28 July]