NUI Galway. The university has agreed to implement the recommendations of a  gender equality taskforce. File photograph: Patrick Henehan

NUI Galway (NUIG)’s governing authority has welcomed the recommendations published by a gender equality taskforce on Tuesday and has committed to impl(...)

The survey of almost 1,200 academics was carried out for the report “Creating a Supportive Working Environment for Academics in Higher Education”. Photograph: Getty Images

College lecturers are spending longer hours on “pastoral” work due to the increasing number of students entering third-level with complex needs, inclu(...)

College lecturers are spending longer hours on “pastoral” work. Photograph: Getty Images

College lecturers are spending longer hours on “pastoral” work due to the increasing number of students entering third-level with complex needs, inclu(...)

A few weeks from the summer holidays might not be the best of times for teachers and lecturers to make the argument that they are overworked but research bears out their claims that they have long hours by international standards.

A few weeks from the summer holidays might not be the best of times for teachers and lecturers to make the argument that they are overworked but resea(...)

NUIG initiated a task force in January in response to an Equality Tribunal finding in favour of scientist Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington late last year

Four female lecturers at NUI Galway (NUIG) have secured trade union backing for two court challenges which they are pursuing over lack of promotion.Th(...)

 Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan: call for her to effect a European Commission recommendation on improving pay transparency which would help close the gender pay gap. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Irish Federation of University Teachers has called on the Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to implement a European Commission recommendation(...)

The protest at NUI Galway  during the meeting of the Governing Authority of the college. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway (NUIG) is setting up a taskforce to advise on policies, procedures and a “range of initiatives” related to achieving gender equality. (...)

Level playground: the futures of children as they progress through the system become increasingly determined by gender. Above, Blessington primary school in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

Our education system is askew. Boys are underperforming in school. Girls are making big strides and achievements in education, but women are massiv(...)

Irish higher education:  too reliant on non-State funds

The recent furore over the drop in rankings for Irish universities has drawn increased attention to the sector, but for entirely the wrong reasons.(...)

 Irish Federation of University Teachers  general secretary Mike Jennings: “The people who see themselves as charged with controlling and directing us simply do not respect us.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Education does not respect academics or researchers, and the Higher Education Authority has “gone native”, the general secretary of (...)