Archive for 21 November 2010

USI campaign generated over 25,000 letters

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 21 November 2010 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and NUI Galway Students’ Union have both claimed a major success with a national campaign urging students and the public to lobby their local TDs to cap the registration fee at its current level of €1,500 and protect the student maintenance grant from cuts …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 21 November]

Learning Spaces

Posted in teaching with tags on 21 November 2010 by Steve

“How about this as a continuation of the last video on the last post, the one saying that education hasn’t changed in any fundamental way for a century or more? …” (more)

[Pennybridged’s Weblog …, 21 November]

Damovo Ireland links 38 DIT locations

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 21 November 2010 by Steve

“Enterprise ICT solutions and service provider Damovo Ireland has won a three-year contract to provide Dublin Institute of Technology with a managed and monitored infrastructure solution across 38 locations in Dublin. The deal is worth about €100k …” (more)

[TechCentral.ie, 21 November]

€700 student registration fee hike now on the cards

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 21 November 2010 by Steve

“A €700 registration fee hike now seems likely in the hotly anticipated Budget next month, although that figure is still undecided as Ireland continues emergency discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over a possible bailout of the country …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 21 November]

Opposition to higher education reform grows

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 21 November 2010 by Steve

“Greece’s largest university has called for the government’s consultation paper on reform to be rejected on the grounds that its proposals would add to higher education’s problems rather than solve them. At another institution, staff held a two-day strike against the proposed reforms …” (more)

[Makki Marseilles, University World News, 21 November]

Future top universities below ‘rankings radar’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 21 November 2010 by Steve

“Younger universities – those less than 50 years old, which are proliferating in emerging economies in Asia, Africa and the Middle East – may become leading research institutions of the future. However, these potential ‘stars’ are not being reflected in international university rankings tables …” (more)

[Yojana Sharma, University World News, 21 November]

Ireland Looks to Academe to Re-Ignite Its Economy

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 21 November 2010 by Steve

“… Aided by 12 years of government investments, researchers like Mr. Barry and Ms. Hill are part of a movement to make Ireland a serious contributor to the world of international science and to shore up the foundation of the country’s ‘smart economy’ …” (more)

[Gold­ie Blumenstyk, Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 November]