Juliana McAllen (12), Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring  and Guanhui Liu (6) during the launch of the programme for the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival on Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dragons, pigs and people dressed in traditional Chinese clothing descended on Temple Bar on Tuesday afternoon to launch the Dublin Chinese New Year Fe(...)

The number of Chinese studying in Ireland is on the rise – and their fees may be worth €500 million to the cash-strapped third-level sector. Photograph: iStock

Can China save Ireland’s universities? The number of Chinese students here is on the rise – and their fees may be worth €500 million to our cash-stra(...)

The planned three-story “temple-style” Confucius Centre is being built for UCD’s Confucius Institute, and is being financed by UCD and the Irish and Chinese governments. Image: Architect’s computer generated impression

The Government rejected a plea from University College Dublin for an extra €2.5 million needed to build a Chinese government-backed building on its c(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said an additional €36.5 million will be invested in Education as part of Budget 2017.

Higher education is set to receive the first significant funding increase next year after almost a decade of cuts. Minister for Education Richard Bru(...)

Almost a third of higher education institutions believe they will fail to achieve performance targets upon which a portion of their funding depends, a new survey reveals. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Almost a third of higher education institutions believe they will fail to achieve performance targets upon which a portion of their funding depends, a(...)

The proposed design for the “model” UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

University College Dublin (UCD) has agreed with the Chinese government to jointly operate a controversial new Confucius Institute on the Belfield camp(...)

Proposed design for the UCD Confucius Institute: the institutes are designed to promote Chinese language and culture

The brochure for UCD’s planned €7.4 million Confucius Institute could not be more enthusiastic. “A landmark modern building,” it reads. “Prominent lak(...)

Minister for Eduction  Jan O’Sullivan: We have seen an increase in the number of Chinese students studying at graduate and postgraduate level in Ireland.”   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

One of the great Irish exports to China has been education, and Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan was in China last week on a trade mis(...)

Trinity College Dublin: new master’s in Chinese studies and the opening of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies

Walking through Wan Chai in Hong Kong during the recent democracy protests, I passed a row of surgeries with signs saying the doctor or dentist within(...)

Proposed design for UCD Confucius Institute

Not everyone was toasting Jan O’Sullivan’s first education budget, but when she visits China this week they’ll be raising a glass to the Government(...)

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