Dublin City University has announced a €230million plan to expand its presence across four separate campuses in the north of the capital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Dublin City University has announced a €230million plan to expand its presence across four separate campuses on the city’s northside. The planned dev(...)

Maynooth University ranked the best of the Irish universities (68th place) in the “Times Higher Education” 150 under 50, which ranks colleges that have been established in the past half century

Carl O’Brien Three Irish universities have ranked in the top 150 best “young universities” league table. The Times Higher Education “150 under 50” r(...)

Illustration: Bryan M Mathers

The gap between the skills students learn and the skills employers need is becoming a serious issue worldwide, according to a recent World Economic F(...)

Think in: the President meets pupils from Glenamaddy and St Brendan’s schools at the Green-Schools Expo. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

If the students exhibiting their projects at Ireland’s first environmental exhibition for schools were the world leaders of today, we might be farthe(...)

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s highest ranking educational institution, reaching 40th position in the list.

Nine Irish higher-education institutes have made it on to the 2016 list of the top 200 league table of the most international universities in the wor(...)

On Monday The Irish Times disclosed that up to 80 per cent of students in maths-related courses are failing to progress beyond their first-year in college. File photograph: Getty Images

A number of third-level institutions are considering raising the entry requirements for a range of maths-related courses following concern over high d(...)

Some students entered courses with misplaced conceptions about the content and found the course either too difficult or that they had little interest in the subject matter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

One in six students in higher education is not progressing past the first year of the course, new figures show.This adds up to some 6,500 students a (...)

Academics have warned that students at third level are increasingly unable to cope with courses that require maths  competence and require support to pass exams. Photograph: The Irish Times

Higher education officials are concerned at high dropout rates in maths-related courses, where up to 80 per cent of students are failing to progress (...)

Rising number in need of support is likely to raise further questions over the merits of the new Leaving Cert maths syllabus, “project Maths”. Photograph: Getty Images

Students at third level are increasingly unable to cope with courses which require competence in maths and require extra support in order to pass thei(...)

Dublin City University was named in 46th place in the QS Top 50 Under 50 list. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin City University has secured a position in a league table of the top 50 young universities in the world. The QS Top 50 Under 50 ranks colleges e(...)