Archive for business

A question of standards

Posted in teaching with tags , on 25 February 2011 by Steve

“MBA students who want to be sure that they will get a good education, which is recognised globally, only need look at how the UCD School of Business is doing in world rankings …” (more)

[Irish Times, 25 February]

Smurfit school jumps 20 spots

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

“University College Dublin’s Smurfit School has jumped 20 places in a prestigious international ranking of graduate business colleges …” (more)

[Independent, 31 January]

Trinity’s School of Business Ranked 21st in World Ranking

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 November 2009 by Steve

“Trinity College’s School of Business was ranked 21st in the world among the top 100 Global Business Schools by Eduniversal when it released its report on the world’s top 1,000 business schools recently. The renowned ranking also places TCD’s School of Business as 1st in Ireland and 15th in Europe …” (more)

[Trinity College Communications Office, 17 November]

Being a humble servant to business will be a disaster for everyone

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 5 June 2009 by Steve

UK“By insisting our universities’ sole role is to fire the economy, we have lost sight of their more civilising purpose. For some time now, the fundamental aims of a university education have been in jeopardy; and, in this time of financial crisis, the betrayal of those aims needs to be addressed. The threat comes from a Government that closed the Department for Education, and from a supine Higher Education Funding Council for England and Universities UK, who see their role as managing government priorities rather than representing, within those priorities, the realities of education. Behind all this lies the mantra that universities are a form of ‘business’. That way disaster lies …” (more)

[Thomas Docherty, Times Higher Education, 4 June]