Higher education has been a key factor behind economic expansion and rising living standards over recent decades. But there has been mounting concern (...)

Arts and humanities graduates consistently recorded lower employment levels. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images

Is it really worth your while going to college? After all the living expenses, the registration fees and hard academic slog, does it really pay to hav(...)

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Empty seats are appearing in third-level classrooms across this country and farther afield. These same classrooms last September were bursting to cap(...)

Graduated findings are contained in a survey of Irish universities and colleges of education in 2014 – nine months after graduation, published by the Higher Education Authority. Photograph: Thinkstock

Computer science students are in high demand and most likely to earn most after graduation, new research shows. Overall, employment opportunities for(...)

Louise Richardson, Oxford University’s new Irish-born vice-chancellor. Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford University college, is launching a four year pilot offering a foundation year to students from under-represented backgrounds based on Trinity College Dublin’s access programme.

An Oxford University college is piloting a scheme to recruit students from disadvantaged backgrounds based on an access programmed developed by Trini(...)

The National College of Ireland campus in the Docklands, Dublin. It said some 25% of its funding is provided by the State through the “free fees” initiative and a core grant from the Department of Education

The National College of Ireland (NCI) in Dublin’s Docklands has warned of a likely decline in turnover as revenues coming through State-funded labour(...)

Tom Boland, chief executive officer of the HEA said achieving successful student engagement was not about enforcement and compliance. Photograph: Alan Betson

Students at third level should be treated as partners rather than “detached consumers”, according to a new report produced by the Higher Education Au(...)

Domhnall McGlacken-Byrne at Gonzaga College in Dublin 6; and Deirdre McAdams in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10. Photographs: Nick Bradshaw, Dave Meehan

Why do almost 90 per cent of students in Donnybrook go to college but just 16 per cent in Darndale? The reality in Ireland is that going to univers(...)

A handful of students are turning up to weekly Masses held in some third-level colleges, new figures show. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A handful of students are turning up to weekly Masses held in some third-level colleges, new figures show. While colleges and universities spend abou(...)

General secretary of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland John MacGabhann said: “We will talk [to the department] but will also carry a big stick.” Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

New entrant teachers will lose about €300,000 over their careers as a result of lower pay levels put in place by the Government for those who entered (...)