Dr Róisín O’Shea at Waterford Institute of Technology: ‘Carlow is still many years away from being able to make the transition to technological university status.’ Photograph: Patrick Browne

The long-running saga of Waterford Institute of Technology’s bid for university status has had a few problems of late. There were particular issues(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: The Teachers’ Union of Ireland is to seek a meeting with the Minister to discuss its concerns. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Lecturers at institutes of technology in Cork and Tralee are threatening industrial action over a planned merger that would create one of the state’s (...)

Segment 1 of the “leaky pipeline”, produced by the UK Equality Challenge Unit, characterises the loss of women at consecutive academic career stages in Irish universities. Scoll right for segment 2

Ireland’s seven universities on Thursday signed up to a charter against gender inequality with the aim of boosting women’s participation in senior pos(...)

The creation of technological universities will have to be done in an “innovative, shoestring sort of way” unless additional state funding becomes ava(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy: ‘Nobody seems to know what is going on in these institutions.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An expert panel assessing the bid for a technological university in Munster has criticised plans by the merging institutions to retain parallel manag(...)

Ruairí Quinn and John Walshe. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You have to say John Walshe has a great sense of timing. He hops from journalism into a plum job for Ruairí Quinn, and then, with indecent haste, b(...)

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(...)