High birth rates  mean the number of students entering higher education is projected to grow by almost 30 per cent by 2028. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It all seemed so much simpler back when university fees were abolished 20 years ago. In those sepia-tinted days, the rainbow government pr(...)

The Revenue Commissioners could be given a role collecting student loans under proposals drawn up by an expert group on the future funding of t(...)

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Initial teacher education in Ireland is a hot topic. In these pages recently, Prof Jim Gleeson made some pertinent points about reform efforts in h(...)

Letterkenny IT: The highest proportion of new entrants in receipt of a grant is at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

New figures on third level entrants shows a strong differences in income across different third level institutions. A study by the Higher Education Au(...)

Trinity College  Dublin paid external consultants €2.8 million to assist in “change management”.

Trinity College Dublin paid external consultants €2.8 million to assist in “change management” at the university, figures released under the Freedom o(...)

NUI Galway: the university  has said it takes the issue of gender equality very seriously and has set up a task force to review its practices.

Women are significantly under-represented in senior academic roles in third-level institutions in Ireland, new figures show. A breakdown of Higher Edu(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins with Bolivian president Evo Morales at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has told Bolivian president Evo Morales there should be an international investigation into the killing (...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales: Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he woulld discuss trade and political links between the two countries.  Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

Bolivian president Evo Morales will become the first South American head of state to visit Ireland when he arrives in Dublin today for a two-day visit(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Plans to merge three institutes of technology in Connacht and Ulster to form a technological university have cleared their first hurdle. Minister for (...)

Fr Alan Hilliard: Is one of five chaplins at DIT and sees his role as less religious, more one of “accompanying students” while they are at the college. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Minister for Education has ordered an investigation into the way public funds are used to pay for third-level college chaplains, some of whom rece(...)