Prof Philip Nolan, president of NUI Maynooth and chair of the Irish Universities Association’s task group on reform of university selection and entry

The chair of a universities’ task force on reforming admissions procedures for third level has admitted colleges have been artificially inflating poi(...)

The third-level institution, which will be known as Maynooth University from September 1st under a rebranding exercise, is seeking to reverse a trend across the sector of forcing school-leavers into narrow college entry routes. Photograph:  Frank Miller

NUI Maynooth is planning a radical shake up of its curriculum which will see up to two-thirds of its entry courses being phased out to allow undergrad(...)

 Trinity College Dublin: There were 270 applications for the 25 places in history, law, and ancient and medieval history and culture. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill  Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 25 students who did not get enough points for three Trinity College Dublin courses are being offered places under a pilot entry scheme.The schem(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan with Leaving Cert students Stephen Ryan and Jenny O Connor as they got their results at St Nessan’s Community College in Limerick. Photograph: Brian Arthur/Press 22

The Leaving Cert – to adapt a phrase of Winston Churchill’s – is surely the worst form of examination except for the alternatives. What would you wan(...)

This year some one in four students who took mathematics in the Leaving Cert exam, chose the higher level paper and nearly all – over 95 per cent – pa(...)


Entry requirements for engineering, business and several other popular courses are expected to rise this year after a record number of students gained(...)

A discussion paper by the Irish Universities Association has also proposed to offer bonus points to students who excel in subjects directly related to their college courses, and an end to the Irish language requirement for courses taught through English at NUI colleges. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A universities’ working group on reforming the college entry system has proposed allocating compensatory points for students who score below the exist(...)

File image of Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Eight Irish universities appear on a list of the world’s top 1,000 third-level institutions published today. The Center for World University Ra(...)

The programme will target a number of areas including advanced manufacturing, bio-manufacturing, energy, marine, ICT, medical devices, agrifood, climate change, smart citiesand digital platforms

Science Foundation Ireland has announced a new initiative to attract the world’s top researchers to the country’s seven universities.The Targeted SFI (...)

Dr Alison Campbell: “Engaging with the business community means you have a greater chance to see your research having a broader impact.”

A fresh approach to the commercialisation of research may be on the way following the recent launch of tech transfer body Knowledge Transfer Ireland. (...)