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The lowest completion rates were among higher certificate or ordinary degree courses in areas such as computing and engineering at institutes of technology. Photograph: iStock

Between 60 and 80 per cent of students in some third-level computing and engineering courses are dropping out, new data shows. Young men with low Lea(...)

Brendan Lannon’s very entrance to this world was fraught with medical concern, as indeed would be the first 30 years of his life

At 37, Brendan Lannon is a man who, without hesitation, could be referred to as a medical miracle. Sitting across from him now, he having just arrived(...)

Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost of  Trinity College Dublin, told an Oireachtas education committee on Thursday that a lack of personal contact with other students was affecting the mental health and wellbeing of many students. Photograph: Alan Betson

Demand for mental health support in some universities has doubled as students struggle with isolation and the shift to online learning. Dr Patrick Pr(...)

This year, some of the largest points increases are for courses that are already in relatively high demand. Photograph: Getty

It’s the news that CAO applicants have been bracing for – despite a 12 per cent increase in the overall number of third-level places available this ye(...)

The projects are located in the TU Dublin Tallaght and Blanchardstown (above) campuses; in Cork IT and IT Tralee; in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire; and in Athlone Institute of Technology. File photograph: itb.ie

A programme for the construction of six higher education buildings has progressed and will go out to tender “immediately”, the Department of Higher Ed(...)

Prof Arnie Hill, of  the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, believes  Covid has expanded people’s interest in healthcare.

In 2008, a massive global recession gave the world a crash course in economics. Suddenly, credit default swaps, hedge funds and equity ratios (don’t a(...)

Students will have to familiarise themselves with using the virtual learning environment  this year  due to  the increasing emphasis on  social distancing caused by the Covid-19 virus.

As prospective students finalise their CAO choices and social restrictions introduced to disrupt the coronavirus pandemic are eased, what should this (...)

The Depatment of Education is planning to issue the new calculated grade results in mid-August, which will be in time for applicants applying for most courses abroad.

Question: I’m not sure I’ll get the CAO points needed to study physiotherapy at home with “calculated grades”, so I’ve applied for courses in the UK a(...)

Mary Leahy of Heroes Aid demonstrates a fitting of a mask and visor at home on her son. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Widespread shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers persist and are being exacerbated by continuing problems with globa(...)

Photograph: iStock

Waterford Institute of Technology When is open day?  Friday and Saturday, November 22nd and 23rd; 9am - 2pm   Web: wit.ie/openday2019. &nb(...)

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