Phil Baty, rankings editor at Times Higher Education, said: “This is a real shock result for Ireland – not only has TCD fallen further away from the world top 100 list, but UCD has plummeted out of the top 200 altogether.” Photograph:  ThinkStock 1:31

UCD has fallen out of the world’s top 200 universities in a prestigious global league table, just three years after it dropped out of the top 100.The (...)

Former trade union leader Peter Cassells has been named as chairman of a working group to examine how to fund third level education in the future.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Former trade union leader Peter Cassells has been named as chairman of a working group to examine how to fund third level education in the future.Mini(...)

The first ever Higher Education System Performance Report says higher level educational institutions have responded “flexibly to demographic, staffing and financial pressures” while also adapting to meet Government objectives for the system as a whole.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Higher education in Ireland is competing “very well internationally” and graduate employment has bounced back to pre-crisis levels, a major review of (...)

Tom Boland, chief executive of the Higher Education Authority: “No surprise given size and complexity of higher education system that allegations of misconduct arise from time to time.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has told universities and institutes of technology (IoTs) to set up procedures to protect whistleblowers as a ma(...)

New technology can limit creative thinking in young people, but artistic pursuits like learning an instrument can counter the negative effects, a conference in Dublin has heard. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Engagement in the arts can act as a “counterweight” to the negative effects of new technology on risk-taking and creative thinking, a higher education(...)

Prof Pat O’Connor:  “As they saw it, women lacked career ambition,  they were poor at marketing themselves, they lacked political skills and had lifestyles that were unhelpful.” Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

University managers believe women themselves are primarily responsible for the gender imb(...)

The funeral of campaigner Christine Buckley yesterday at Church of St Therese, Mount Merrion, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Christine Buckley was “a woman of extraordinary courage,” said President Michael D Higgins yesterday. Speaking after her funeral at the Church of St T(...)

The online revolution

Here’s some food for thought. The largest education provider in Africa is based in the west of Ireland. With three million learners and a furth(...)

Seán Flynn’s death was decribed as “a loss both for Irish journalism and for higher education”.

The death of Seán Flynn was greeted with sadness yesterday by a large circle of admirers in the worlds of politics, journalism, education and trade un(...)

Trinity College Dublin: has 4,776 postgrads, 1,924 students using online learning and 44 per cent of its staff are between 20 and 39. Photograph: Frank Miller

The performance of each of Ireland’s third-level institutions can be compared in unprecedented detail with the introduction of a new performance-prof(...)