Higher Education Authority chief executive Tom Boland said Ireland cannot take its talent pool for granted. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The number of students enrolling for PhD and other doctoral programmes has dropped by 9 per cent in the past five years, new figures show, prompting c(...)

The scores recorded in the HPat assessment for medical school entry have fallen for the second year in a row. Photograph: Getty Images.

The scores recorded in the HPat assessment for medical school entry have fallen for the second year in a row. A student getting 194 marks (out (...)

Ross O’Neill of Neuromod Devices with a Mutebutton

For some it’s a high-pitched drone, for others a whooshing, hissing or buzzing. The layman’s name for it is “ringing in your ears”. The medical term i(...)

NUI Galway student Janna Luessing. Employers value science graduates because of their ability to research and analyse information, to spot patterns and trends, and present their findings in a disciplined manner
Career Guide: Science

As conspiracy theorists and fantasists would have it, climate change is a myth, evolution is a con, and vaccines will harm your children. They are wro(...)

The prospect of selecting a set of course choices that will set you on a career pathway can seem very daunting, if not impossible

What do you really want to study in college? This is the time to reassess your CAO options. The Leaving Certificate is now over or finishing up for th(...)

Attendees at the “Limerick for IT” event try out some cool technologies, including the Oculus Rift virtual reality 3D Headset system.

The University of Limerick (UL) has been collaborating with industry, other education providers, and local authorities to help provide the skills requ(...)

The final report published this month under the EU Style research project  estimates that 33 per cent of the Irish workforce was overeducated – namely that they had more qualifications than they needed for the job they were in.

It could be described as a first-world problem: You come out of college clutching a parchment or two, start applying for jobs and then realise you’(...)

When law student Sinead Davies was anointed a scholar at Trinity College in April on the basis of her second term exam results, her first reaction (...)

The cost of accommodation for one college year in one block of apartments on the UCD campus is to rise from €5,481 to €6,427 next semester. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The cost of renting college campus accommodation in Ireland is to rise significantly from this September. University College Dublin, Trinity College D(...)

‘Gender inequality, like all discrimination, damages all of us” - Tom Boland (above), chief executive, Higher Education Authority. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Higher Education Authority is to appoint a panel of Irish and international experts to review gender equality in Ireland’s third-level institution(...)