Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris formally awarded technological university status to LIT and AIT earlier this month. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The name of the country’s next technological university in the Midlands has been revealed. Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (...)

Shannon Carey: ‘Because of VWD, any accidents I had would be a lot scarier than normal as there would be much more blood than would normally be expected.

Having a nosebleed is not pleasant, but, thankfully, for most of us, it is not a regular occurrence. However, Shannon Carey has endured them, and othe(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris pictured during a video conference with the presidents of the Connacht Ulster Alliance to discuss plans for a new technological university for the west and northwest.

Plans to form a new technological university for the west and northwest region have moved a step closer after an alliance of three institutes of techn(...)

Apprentice mechanic Samantha Kao at  Bus Éireann’s Broadstone depot in Dublin. “We really all do learn differently. You get a chance to put into practice what you’re learning all the time.” Photograph: Naoise Culhan

Even though Samantha Kao had a passion for engines as a teenager, at schools she was advised against becoming an apprentice mechanic. “We were always(...)

Springboard + is funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund. Photograph: Getty

Springboard+ is a scheme that aims to reskill people in areas where skilled job opportunities are growing. It provides free higher-education courses (...)

The number of technological universities may grow from two to five by this time next year, according to Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The number of technological universities may grow from two to five by this time next year, according to Government Ministers. A technological univers(...)

A recent study from the HEA showed that students from affluent backgrounds dominate high-points college courses such as engineering, finance and medicine. Photograph: Getty

The Leaving Certificate is often held up as the fairest way of deciding who goes to college. After all, doesn’t every student sit the same exam, all m(...)

 DCU law student Tega Amrabure: ‘I think there is a need for more anti-racism education in school, and it needs to happen from an early age’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

How many ethnic minority students go to college in Ireland? Nobody seems to know – and it’s putting a generation at risk of being left behind. Race, (...)

It was on St Patrick’s Day, a little more than a fortnight after the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the Republic, that the Health Service Exe(...)

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:

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

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