A meeting of university presidents and international policy experts at DCU heard that commercial rankings are at risk of skewing academic priorities.

University league tables are incentivising higher education institutions to chase international talent at the expense of local students from disadvant(...)

Dublin Institute of Technology remains unchanged at 94th in the index. Photograph: The Irish Times

There are contrasting fortunes for Ireland’s youngest universities in the latest higher education league table published Wednesday.DCU has risen from (...)

Trinity College Dublin: Led the way with five top 50 rankings in the QS World University Rankings by subject, mainly in humanities. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Irish universities have slipped down global rankings in recent years but they still hold their own against the world’s best in certain disciplines, ac(...)

Katie O’Brien (9) from Holy Family Senior School Swords came first in this year’s Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year awards with her winning painting, I Want You to See Books Fly.

Katie O’Brien (9) from Holy Family Senior School Swords came first in this year’s Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year awards with her winning paint(...)

Trinity College Dublin, along with UCD, were scored on 12 indicators, getting eight As and six As respectively. Photographer: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Higher education institutions in Ireland are performing well against their European counterparts in research output and developing links with industry(...)

Queen’s University Belfast. Northern Ireland’s  two universities, Queen’s and Ulster University, charge lower fees for Northern students than their British counterparts.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The seven universities in the Republic are set to introduce new admissions procedures that will make it easier for school-leavers from Northern Ire(...)

John Ward, executive president and co-founder of REDT Energy: “You need to be able to charge up the battery as quickly as you discharge it.” Photograph: Conor McCabe

Ambisense DCU spin-out company Ambisense has developed a low-cost device which can provide continuous monitoring of landfill gas (LFG) both to assist (...)

Former footballers Ciaran Byrne, Ciaran Sheehan and Zach Tuohy all included in Carlton squad for opening pre-season tournament game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Having made the switch to AFL side Carlton early last year former Louth footballer Ciaran Byrne could be in line for his debut with the club’s first t(...)

Green giant: University College Cork

Belated congratulations to UCC for coming runner-up for the second successive year in the GreenMetric, the league table of environmentally friendly(...)

University College Dublin (UCD) v Dublin City University(DCU)This all Dublin-affair may prove the highlight of this year’s Sigerson Cup competition; n(...)