William James: pragmatism is a way to tackle ordinary and intellectual issues

Society is full of moralisers: people who love to tell other people where they’re going wrong. Priests, pundits and even philosophers get in on the(...)

The gap between Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) has narrowed to just 16 places in the latest Times Higher Educatio(...)

Don’t nag about study: students really don’t need parents joining in the chorus that they are getting from every teacher in every class. Photograph: Thinkstock

It’s two weeks into the new school year and parents of fifth- and sixth-year students – never mind the teenagers themselves – are only too aware that (...)

UCD has dropped from 139 to 154 in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16

The latest international university rankings published yesterday show another dip in standings for Irish third-level institutions. Trinity College Dub(...)

UCD students and faculty members  photographed in the college’s Garden of Rememberence where a moment’s silence was held for  the students who died and were injured in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Members of the families of the three UCD students who died in the Berkeley tragedy were joined by hundreds of classmates and peers at Belfield on Wedn(...)

The Drumroe Village  student accommodation at University of  Limerick. A Higher Education Authority report says third level institutions plan to spend €1.2 billion by 2024 on new bed spaces but a shortage of 25,000 beds will remain. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times. 4:07

An inter-departmental steering group has been set up to examine proposals aimed at tackling the student accommodation crisis, including a possible new(...)

CAO course codes: smaller, specialised courses restrict student options and mobility. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The manipulation of CAO points by colleges through the provision of courses with a small student intake is under scrutiny again this year. Toda(...)

Careers guidance is seen as a priority in curtailing college drop-out rates, according to a study by UCD researchers. Image: Getty

Fresh calls are being made for the restoration of guidance counselling in schools after the publication of research showing that more than half of st(...)

Details of about 115,000 Irish users are reportedly included in the hack of the Ashley Madison adultery  website. Photograph: Thinkstock

Some State databases containing personal information may be less well-protected than commercial outlets such as the hacked Ashley Madison adultery sit(...)

Going to college has always been expensive, and the advent of free fees hasn’t really changed this. Indeed the rising cost of accommodation, plus a he(...)