Archive for October, 2010

Third level fees likely to go up in budget

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 31 October 2010 by Steve

“Reports suggest that third level fees in form of increase in registration fees by several hundred, maybe up to as much as €3000, may come in budget …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 31 October]

Registration fee hike for third level expected

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 31 October 2010 by Steve

“There is growing speculation that next month’s Budget will contain an increase in registration fees by around €1,000 or even doubled by €1,500 to €3,000 for next year …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 31 October]

Law Society defends student numbers despite lack of jobs

Posted in Life with tags on 31 October 2010 by Steve

“The Law Society of Ireland (LSI) has defended its practice of educating hundreds of student solicitors despite a massive decline in the number of jobs available in the profession …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Tribune, 31 October]

Top hotel may be used to house students

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 October 2010 by Steve

“The owners of the Corrib Great Southern Hotel in Galway have applied to have the site used as student accommodation three years after its closure. The hotel, on the old Dublin Road, will now be used for higher-educational purposes and research ventures …” (more)

[Jennifer Bray, Tribune, 31 October]

U-Multirank pilot study underway

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 31 October 2010 by Steve

“While universities were digesting the results of the three major world rankings, the European U-Multirank consortium launched a study into a new multi-dimensional global ranking aimed at comparing similar institutions and programmes in terms of their missions and profiles …” (more)

[Jan Petter Myklebust, University World News, 31 October]

University ranking by job success causes stir

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 October 2010 by Steve

“A ranking of French universities according to their graduates’ job prospects has been published by the Ministry for Higher Education and Research and welcomed by Minister Valérie Pécresse. But the exercise has been criticised by a specialist in graduate employment rates, the body representing university presidents, and by a national students’ federation …” (more)

[Jane Marshall, University World News, 31 October]

Universities agree to sharpen profiles

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 31 October 2010 by Steve

“Universities across Europe are attempting to sharpen their distinctive profiles in response to an era of multiple reforms and deep cuts in government spending …” (more)

[Brendan O’Malley, University World News, 31 October]