The report of the Stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education review group, chaired by Prof Brian MacCraith, above, will reignite debate about teaching priorities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

  Admissions to Schools Bill An unholy alliance of the Catholic Church and that social class to which Ross O’Carroll Kelly belongs is (...)

Paul Clarke, overall winner of the BT Young Scientist and Technologist 2014 Award. Students who take part in next January’s competition could win a scholarship to the Irish university of their choice.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leaving Cert level students who take part in January’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition could win an entrance scholarship to the Irish uni(...)

Silicon Valley 50: at the  event this week were (from left) president of ITLG John Hartnett; ITLG chairman Craig Barrett; Rob Leslie of Sedicii Innovations, receiving the ITLG/Irish Times Innovation Award; and John Stanton, president of Silicon Valley Global Partners. Photograph: Chris Ryan, Views of the World Silicon Valley 50:  (from left) president of ITLG John Hartnett, ITLG chairman Craig Barrett, Rob Leslie of Sedicii Innovations, receiving the ITLG/Irish Times Innovation Award, and John Stanton, president of Silicon Valley Global Partners. Photograph: Chris Ryan, Views of the World

Long before there was an Intel or an Apple, Ireland was building links to Silicon Valley. Sunnyvale – now best known as the home of Yahoo and Palm – w(...)

Demand for science courses has grown. Science at TCD rose by 5 points to 515, which compares to a final points requirement of 455 in 2010. Science at DCU rose 10 points to 460, a 23 per cent rise over five years, while at DIT points for science rose 30 points to 435. Photograph: Getty

Demand for science and technology courses has grown considerably this year in a sign that Government and industry efforts to attract school leavers to(...)

Only about 16 per cent of students in Ireland are part-time, according to Professor Mark Brown, director of the National Institute for Digital Learning. Photograph: AbsolutVision

DCU has unveiled a new plan for digital learning as the university seeks to expand its off-campus student population.However, it says, growth in the a(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly at the launch in Government Buildings today  of the Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structure. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Proposals to provide greater structure in medical careers and make doctors feel more valued in the health service are contained in a new report commis(...)

All Hallows College is in discussions with DCU (above) about the possibility of rescuing a pioneering degree programme for adult learners.

All Hallows College is in discussions with DCU about the possibility of rescuing a pioneering degree programme for adult learners which faces abolitio(...)

The National College of Art and Design in Dublin, which plans, with TCD, UCD and Marino Institute of Education, to merge their teacher education capacities into one centre. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Future trainee teachers may have the option of taking a hybrid course that would allow them work in both primary and secondary schools.The proposal, (...)

 Prof. Brian MacCraith, President DCU (left) Prof. Philip Nolan, President NUI and Prof. Cathal Kelly, CEO. Prof MacCraith has announced the coming together in Dublin of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, the Mater Dei Institute of Education, and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) on a new campus at St Patrick’s in Drumcondra.  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Dublin City University (DCU)is committed to protecting the ethos and identity of those Catholic and Protestant Colleges which are to become the Instit(...)

It is the first time DIT has made the top 100 list, which features two other Irish institutions: Dublin City University, which has slipped from joint 84th place last year to joint 92nd, and NUI Maynooth, which has risen from 74th to joint 67th.  Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Dublin Insititute of Technology has been named as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions under the age of 50.The college, which is i(...)