Higher Education Authority chief executive Tom Boland said Ireland cannot take its talent pool for granted. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The number of students enrolling for PhD and other doctoral programmes has dropped by 9 per cent in the past five years, new figures show, prompting c(...)

NUI Galway. The university has agreed to implement the recommendations of a  gender equality taskforce. File photograph: Patrick Henehan

NUI Galway (NUIG)’s governing authority has welcomed the recommendations published by a gender equality taskforce on Tuesday and has committed to impl(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, who took a successful Equality Tribunal case against her employer, NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

All senior management staff at NUI Galway should undergo “unconscious bias training” to counteract discrimination against women, a gender equality tas(...)

‘Unconscious bias training’ has been promoted as one way of addressing gender discrimination in the workplace. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Training for staff in “overcoming unconscious bias” is promoted by Athena Swan, a UK-based gender equality organisation, from which NUIG is now seeki(...)

In 2013, 52.1% of employers surveyed planned to utilise the JobBridge scheme. This was down to 46.1% in 2014 and, this year, it fell further to 36.4%. Photograph: Getty Images

The average pay for student internships is on the rise but employers are increasingly using such work experience as a replacement for traditional entr(...)

The survey of almost 1,200 academics was carried out for the report “Creating a Supportive Working Environment for Academics in Higher Education”. Photograph: Getty Images

College lecturers are spending longer hours on “pastoral” work due to the increasing number of students entering third-level with complex needs, inclu(...)

College lecturers are spending longer hours on “pastoral” work. Photograph: Getty Images

College lecturers are spending longer hours on “pastoral” work due to the increasing number of students entering third-level with complex needs, inclu(...)

Students in Trinity College Dublin. The university is considering expanding a pilot college entry scheme whereby a small proportion of students are admitted from outside the standard CAO process. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin is considering expanding a pilot college entry scheme whereby a small proportion of students are admitted from outside the st(...)

Ulster University logo. The college is to cut student numbers by 1,200 and staff by 210 following Stormont budget cuts. Photograph: Ulster University website

Ulster University (UU) is to cut student numbers by 1,200 and staff by 210 as the Stormont funding crisis bites in higher education. Announcing the(...)

All Hallows College in Drumcondra will close next summer and redundancy payments will be paid to all staff. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A year ahead of its planned closure, All Hallows College in Drumcondra has been sold to near-neighbours Dublin City University. The 6.74 hectare (16.6(...)