Whichever course students accept in the first round will have no effect on their entitlement to accept an offer of a course higher up on their two lists if it becomes available in a later round. Photograph: iStock

When you log into your CAO file this morning, you will have the option of accepting one of the two possible offers made to you on the screen in front (...)

Gary Gannon: “When students from disadvantaged backgrounds go to Trinity or other universities, we often feel like we don’t fit in.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Adjusting to college can be tough and not all students will make it past their first year. Research from the Higher Education Authority suggests that (...)

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) says it is “functioning as normal” although its president, Dr Fergal Barry, is on extended leave. The thir(...)

A gender quality taskforce has been set up by Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, which is seeking ways to accelerate change. Photograph: Getty Images

Women remain hugely underrepresented in the senior levels of Irish universities despite policies aimed at promoting greater gender equality, new figur(...)

The Higher Education Authority has warned that the quality of third level courses is at risk due to a deterioration in staff-student ratios in colleges. Photograph: iStock

The Higher Education Authority has warned that the quality of third-level courses is at risk due to a deterioration in staff-student ratios in college(...)

Waterford Institute of Technology. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The State’s cash-strapped institutes of technology say they need up to €400 million over the next five years if they are prove fit for purpose to meet(...)

Students from fee-paying schools are far more likely to attend a handful of top Dublin-based universities, new figures show. Photograph: iStock

New figures show the extent of the “class gap” in higher education with students from fee-paying schools far more likely to attend a handful of top Du(...)

Pascal and Siobhán Bonnichon. Photograph: Frédéric De La Mure

A photography exhibition of families from across Europe who met through the Erasmus study-abroad programme opens in Dublin on Monday. The show, in St(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel, Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez and Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Photograph: Twitter

When you walk past the throngs of English-language students visiting Ireland this summer, you might be walking past tomorrow’s leaders of the free wor(...)

Osama Abou Hajar recently got Irish citizenship. He is pictured with his newly signed document.

On May 21st, 2018, Osama Abou Hajar stood on the stage of the Killarney Convention Centre in Co Kerry and was handed a piece of paper confirming his n(...)

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