Archive for 26 November 2010

GMIT academics to raise issue of cheating students

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“Academic staff at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) are expected to express serious concerns about incidents of students’ plagiarism and how they were handled within the college, at an Academic Council meeting today …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 26 November]

Only 713 Higher Education Grants awarded in Cork out of 5,926 applications

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“Cork Fine Gael TD Deirdre Clune has highlighted that more than two months into the college year of 5,926 applications in Cork for Higher Education Grants only 713 have been awarded …” (more)

[Deirdre Clune TD, 26 November]

Students refusing to end university occupations

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“Students occupying universities are still refusing to leave as protests continue over raising tuition fees and cutting higher education budgets …” (more)

[BBC News, 26 November]

Economists question public sector reform plans

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“The ability of the Government to cut the numbers of public sector workers and drive efficiencies in the sector, as envisaged in the National Plan, is being questioned by economists …” (more)

[Conor Keane, Irish Examiner, 26 November]

Laws may block tackling student grant backlog

Posted in Fees and access, Legal issues with tags , on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“Data protection laws may prevent councils with backlogs of student grant applications from having them cleared by other local authorities, TDs have been told …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 26 November]

Is industry funding of university research dangerous?

Posted in research with tags , on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“Last year in this blog I published a post in which I raised various questions about links between universities and industry, and in particular whether industry funding for university research can compromise academic integrity …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 26 November]

Student Fees Survey … The results are in

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“The four-year plan has been set and it looks like student registration fees will increase from €1,500 to €2,000 from next year. But surely this is just fees through the back door and there is also no guarantee that students won’t face another hike in fees over the next couple of years …” (more)

[Lisa Marie Griffith, Pue’s Occurrences, 26 November]

The regeneration game

Posted in research with tags , , on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“The recently announced Science Foundation Ireland funding of almost €10 million for the Regenerative Medicine Institute (Remedi) at NUI Galway could pave the way for clinical trials of new therapies and treatments for diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and osteoarthritis …” (more)

[Irish Times, 26 November]

Teachers under fire for ‘crazy’ decision to let pupils join violent tuition fees protests

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“Teachers faced a growing backlash from parents yesterday over their ‘crazy and irresponsible’ decision to let children skip school to join violent protests against rises in tuition fees …” (more)

[Daily Telegraph, 25 November]