Almost a third of higher education institutions believe they will fail to achieve performance targets upon which a portion of their funding depends, a new survey reveals. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Almost a third of higher education institutions believe they will fail to achieve performance targets upon which a portion of their funding depends, a(...)

The proposed design for the “model” UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

University College Dublin (UCD) has agreed with the Chinese government to jointly operate a controversial new Confucius Institute on the Belfield camp(...)

Proposed design for the UCD Confucius Institute: the institutes are designed to promote Chinese language and culture

The brochure for UCD’s planned €7.4 million Confucius Institute could not be more enthusiastic. “A landmark modern building,” it reads. “Prominent lak(...)

Minister for Eduction  Jan O’Sullivan: We have seen an increase in the number of Chinese students studying at graduate and postgraduate level in Ireland.”   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

One of the great Irish exports to China has been education, and Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan was in China last week on a trade mis(...)

Trinity College Dublin: new master’s in Chinese studies and the opening of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies

Walking through Wan Chai in Hong Kong during the recent democracy protests, I passed a row of surgeries with signs saying the doctor or dentist within(...)

Proposed design for UCD Confucius Institute

Not everyone was toasting Jan O’Sullivan’s first education budget, but when she visits China this week they’ll be raising a glass to the Government(...)

Liu Yunshan, a member of the Chinese Communist Party central politburo standing committee, meeting Chinese women  at the official laying of the foundation stone of the UCD Confucius Institute, which will open in 2016. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Chinese students now comprise up to 10 per cent of the non-EU student population at UCD, and the proportion is growing, the university revealed yeste(...)