The Government has said it will provide an additional 2,000 third-level college places in high-demand courses this year.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Higher education institutions are “creaking” and will struggle to provide additional college places in key areas this year aimed at easing CAO points (...)

Critics of flipped classrooms say  it can be hard to get students on board and claim the model benefits students from families with more resources. Photograph: iStock

During the general election, a suggestion by the Green Party caught the attention of many hard-pressed parents: getting rid of homework. The case aga(...)

‘Funding per student has declined, and third-level capital infrastructure is underfunded.’ Photograph: iStock

Ireland is one of just two European countries where the third-level education system is “in danger” due to a funding shortfall and rising student numb(...)

Niall FitzGerald chairs Leverhulme Trust, one of the largest funders of academic research in the UK. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish universities have a once-in-a-generation chance to become a global hub for research following Britain’s decision to leave the EU, an Irish busi(...)

President  Michael D Higgins. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Universities are under increasing pressure to produce graduates solely for the labour market and face an “intellectual crisis” over their role in soci(...)

The number of students per lecturer has increased hugely, explaining your son’s experience in college

PROBLEM: My son is finding the demands of third level difficult. The lack of one-to-one support, through tutorials or opportunities to talk to seni(...)

UCC president Dr Michael Murphy. Photograph: UCC

State agencies and Government departments should be subjected to international peer review on a regular basis to ensure greater efficiency and effe(...)

President Michael D Higgins: shared some concern about the direction Irish universities were taking. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /Irish Times

Irish third-level institutions are “intimately engaged with regimes that have human rights’ questions to answer”, the former head of the Bahrain campu(...)