Archive for Batt O’Keeffe

NUI redux

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 17 March 2011 by Steve

“In January 2010 the then Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe (now retired from politics), announced that he intended to ‘dissolve’ the National University of Ireland (a statement that made the NUI appear to be a kind of giant Alka Selzer) …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 17 March]

Whatever happened to the review of higher education – and its ‘forensic’ audit?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 5 October 2010 by Steve

“Early in 2009 the then Minister for Education, Batt O’Keeffe, announced that he was going to commission a root-and-branch strategic review of higher education. So the Minister put together a working group chaired by economist Dr Colin Hunt, had them sharpen their pencils, wished them God speed, and off they went …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Irish Times, 5 October]

Technological universities?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 4 October 2010 by Steve

“According to the Munster Express regional newspaper, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, told the Waterford Chamber of Commerce that the report of the higher education strategic review steering group chaired by Dr Colin Hunt ‘could have positive news for Waterford IT, Cork IT and Dublin IT’ …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 4 October]

Govt appoints dream team to draw up plan for ‘smart jobs’

Posted in research with tags , on 27 September 2010 by Steve

“Enterprise Minister Batt O’Keefe TD has appointed a group of industrialists, academics and civil servants led by Intel’s Jim O’Hara to draw up a report to spearhead a push for target areas that will create ‘smart jobs’ for the country …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 27 September]

O’Keeffe announces another ‘top-level’ group to advise on retooling shambolic Irish innovation research strategy

Posted in research with tags , on 27 September 2010 by Steve

“The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe today announced another ‘top-level’ group to draw up a plan for innovation research priorities. It’s a clear recognition that the shambolic Irish research strategy is floundering and is badly in need of retooling …” (more)

[Michael Hennigan, Finfacts, 27 September]

Minister announces new industry-run research centres

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 10 September 2010 by Steve

“The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, today announced the team of technology leaders that will run eight research centres aimed at linking industry and academics to work on market-focused innovative products …” (more)

[TechCentral.ie, 10 September]

O’Keeffe announces team to run industry-led research centres

Posted in research with tags on 9 September 2010 by Steve

“The Minister for Enterprise, Batt O’Keeffe TD has announced the team of technology leaders that will run eight research centres aimed at linking industry and academics to work on market-focused innovative products …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 9 September]