Following the return of on-campus education, many universities will retain elements of online or distant learning in their delivery model.

Dublin City University What they use: A range of digital tools and platforms as part of Loop, with Moodle at the core. Zoom for live teaching, Mahar(...)

Distance learning was built into DCU’s DNA from the very beginning, long before the internet arrived in Ireland

Dublin City University What they use: A range of digital tools and platforms as part of Loop, with Moodle at the core. Zoom for live teaching, M(...)

Distance learning was built into DCU’s DNA from the very beginning, long before the internet arrived in Ireland

  Dublin City University What they use A range of digital tools and platforms as part of Loop, with Moodle at the core. Zoom for live teaching(...)

People participate in a vigil for Jack Pintado and Inti Sotelo, who were killed during protests in November, in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Luis Angel Gonzales Taipe/EPA

Ruben Guevara was marching in teargas-filled streets in Lima in November when he was hit in the face by what felt like a gas canister, severely damagi(...)

International travel has always been a proxy for trust among nations and people, but the pandemic has poisoned the air. Photograph: AFP via Getty

After months of locked-down borders, countries that have stifled the coronavirus are trying to choreograph a risky dance: how to bring back visitors w(...)

Hanwha Eagles players line up wearing face masks ahead of the opening game of South Korea’s new baseball season. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/Getty/AFP

This is a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment & Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan on scientific initiatives and developments on c(...)

Patrons sit at the bar of the Whiner Beer Company in Chicago. Some of the carbon dioxide from the fermenting process is used to stimulate the growth of plants and algae. Photograph: Joshua Lott/The New York Times
Feeding cities with less waste

A gigantic steel cylinder shines in the afternoon sun outside The Plant, a 93,500sq ft “living food laboratory” here. To the untrained eye, it looks l(...)

Sara Byrne plays from the rough at the 14th hole during the final of the 2018 Irish Women’s Close Amateur Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club. Photo: Pat Cashman

Like the Rory bounce or the Sergio swagger, she’s got her own subtle weather vane. Whenever Sara Byrne’s dad Derek is not caddying for her and wants (...)

University College Cork  ranked ninth-best university in the world on the UI Green Metric  sustainability index. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Sustainability has become a buzzword in universities around the world as third-level institutions write sustainability strategies and policies into th(...)

Jen Hogan with her daughter Chloe and sons from left, Adam, Noah, Zach, Tobey, Luke and Jamie pictured in their home in Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The saying “Small children, small problems; big children, big problems” will resonate with many who have completed the child-rearing circuit, only to (...)

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