Archive for 11 January 2011

Keith O’Brien: Hunt Report destined for the ‘dustbin of immateriality’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“UCC’s Student Union has this evening issued what it described as a ‘cool welcome’ to the highly controversial Hunt Report into third level education which was officially released today …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 11 January]

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USI: Hunt recommendations will cause ‘brain drain’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has claimed this afternoon that the recommendations of the controversial Hunt Report will cause a ‘brain drain’ in Ireland …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 11 January]

The Hunt Report, and how to close the deficit

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“There are many shortcomings in the Hunt Report ‘National Strategy for Higher Education’ – but one thing that’s very useful …” (more)

[Michael Burke, progressive-economy@TASC, 11 January]

IUA Welcomes HE Strategy Report

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“The Irish Universities Association welcomes the publication of the report of the National Strategy Group on Higher Education. The report sets out a strategic framework for the development of Higher Education which establishes important parameters for how Higher Education in Ireland should evolve …” (more)

[Irish Universities Association, 11 January]

Student protester jailed for throwing fire extinguisher

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“A student who admitted throwing a fire extinguisher from the roof of a central London building during the student fees protests has been jailed …” (more)

[BBC News, 11 January]

New education report recommends return of tuition fees

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“Students may be once again forced to pay up-front tuition fees if the recommendations of a new report on higher education are implemented …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 11 January]

Ten Years of Achievements by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Posted in research with tags on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“Two of my recent blogs dealt with research in Ireland in the eighties and the steps leading to the establishment of SFI. Dilogies don’t sound nice so I will make it a trilogy by reflecting on what SFI has achieved in its first ten years …” (more)

[Frank Gannon’s Blog, 11 January]