President  Michael D Higgins said the pressures of the labour market are impacting on universities. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Universities are under increasing pressure to produce graduates solely for the labour market and face an “intellectual crisis” over their role in soci(...)

The number of students per lecturer has increased hugely, explaining your son’s experience in college

PROBLEM: My son is finding the demands of third level difficult. The lack of one-to-one support, through tutorials or opportunities to talk to seni(...)

UCC president Dr Michael Murphy. Photograph: UCC

State agencies and Government departments should be subjected to international peer review on a regular basis to ensure greater efficiency and effe(...)

President Michael D Higgins: shared some concern about the direction Irish universities were taking. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /Irish Times

Irish third-level institutions are “intimately engaged with regimes that have human rights’ questions to answer”, the former head of the Bahrain campu(...)