Archive for national strategy

Your future in your hands??

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 28 May 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Slipped into the Department of Education and Science’s website on Friday, is a call for submissions to the group charged with developing a National Strategy for Higher Education. The deadline for such submissions is the 19th June. This may well provide an opportunity to make your voice heard. The invitation is summarised below and can be downloaded …” (more)

[Summa cum laude, 27 May]

Economist to chair national strategy for education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 6 February 2009 by Steve

“The economist and banker Dr Colin Hunt is to chair the Government’s new national strategy for education. Dr Hunt, formerly of Goodbody Stockbrokers, works with the Australian bank Macquarie Capital Advisers. He is a former special adviser to Brian Cowen in the Department of Finance and he was also a special adviser to Martin Cullen in the Department of Transport. A Fianna Fáil supporter, he appeared at party pre-election news conferences. According to Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe, the new strategy will ‘set out the blueprint for the development of the sector over the next two decades’. The strategy group is expected to complete its work by the end of the year …” (more)

[Séan Flynn, Irish Times, 6 February]

Details of Government’s third-level strategy to be announced this week

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 February 2009 by Steve

“The government is expected to announce the establishment of a national strategy for higher education later this week. The strategy is likely to shape the development of the third-level sector for decades to come, according to Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe. The Minister is likely to announce the strategy on his return from official business in Bahrain later this week. A review group could decide on a major rationalisation of higher education. It is likely to recommend much closer collaboration – and even mergers – between third-level colleges. While the group will consider funding issues, the possible return of fees will be considered separately by the Cabinet in April when Mr O’Keeffe tables his proposals …” (more)

[Séan Flynn, Irish Times, 3 February]