UCD has 50 companies on campus as well as researchers investigating deep and seemingly abstract questions, motivated by the desire to discover new knowledge. Photograph: Frank Miller

There is more going on in our universities than you might think. Today’s academics are teachers, mentors, scholars, researchers, innovators, entrep(...)

Prof Orla Feely , Vice-President for Research , Innovation and Impact at UCD. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Research Council is facing considerable change given the departure at the end of this month of its chairwoman, Prof Orla Feely. Much greater(...)

Ireland has long struggled to see research and technology discoveries in higher education laboratories transferring readily into the private sector. T(...)

A survey by Standard Life, with more than 1,000 adult respondents, showed that many parents had not prepared for the high cost of their children going to college. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The number of parents who fear they will have to borrow for their children’s higher education has risen, according to a survey. This year 51 per cent (...)

Courses across the board and across institutions have seen points rises, with roughly 60 per cent of programmes seeing points rises at UCD and UL

Changing student demand and the maths bonus points have combined to drive up the points needed to get into higher education. Courses across the board (...)