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Pavels Kartasevs (L) co-founded Bioxplor with Mark Rogers and Anna O’Leary at the start of this year.

The average cost of developing a successful new drug is about $2.6 billion. That’s an increase of 145 per cent over the last 15 years and the figure i(...)

 University College Dublin is reforming  its arts degree programmes to improve employment prospects for graduates. Photograph: Alan Betson

University College Dublin is to extensively reform its arts degree courses to try and improve the chances of students getting jobs when they graduate.(...)

Arts archive: Carmel O’Sullivan of UCD Library; Prof Andrew Deeks, UCD president; and Brendan Flynn, founder of the Clifden Arts Festival.  Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Extensive film and audio recordings of poets Seamus Heaney, Paula Meehan and Moya Cannon and musicians Christy Moore and Bill Whelan form part of a C(...)

Dylan McGowan, president of the student union at Letterkenny IT: “Loans are not the answer to financial difficulties. It would be a catalyst for even more financial problems.” Photograph: Declan Doherty

At one point, Dylan McGowan was working five nights a week in a Smyth’s toy store to help make ends meet while in college. Now, as president of the st(...)

Prof Philip Nolan, president of Maynooth University: “What we see when we talk to students – even among the highest achievers – is that they are on a learning journey.”

More than 40 years ago the points system was introduced to level the playing pitch for students seeking entry to higher education. Over the past dec(...)

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In 2002 I graduated from UCD with a bachelor-of-arts degree. In hindsight it was a relative doddle: there was no continuous assessment and not a huge(...)

NCAD: The college has been criticised by the Comptroller and Auditor General. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The board of the financially-troubled National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is due to meet on Friday to discuss the recruitment of a new director (...)

New figures  show there is a drop of 2 per cent in the number of mature applicants (those over 23) through the CAO. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new tax relief should be introduced for part-time students as an equity measure and to help reverse the fall in postgraduate enrolments in higher (...)

The Minister for Education has named six new appointees to the board of NCAD, including Niamh Brennan, academic director of the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance. Photograph: The Irish Times

A new board has been announced for the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) aimed at strengthening its governance and financial controls after re(...)

The initial 2015 application statistics for those seeking college places through the CAO are published today. The experience of many students shows that changes are needed to the current applications system. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The initial 2015 application statistics for those seeking college places through the CAO are published today. Reflecting the growing number presenting(...)

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