A subcommittee of Waterford IT’s governing body set up to oversee the selection of president from May 2011 onwards had recommended Prof Kieran Byrne be reappointed for another five years but that recommendation was not ratified by the college’s governing body, the High court heard. File  photograph: Paddy Whelan

The former president of Waterford Institute of Technology has claimed before the High Court he was humiliated and his reputation damaged after the co(...)

Erasmus placements are particularly helpful for improving foreign language skills. Photograph: iStock

My daughter is doing the Leaving Cert in June and is looking at a number of degree programmes which have a year abroad. I’m not so sure whether this i(...)

Graham Love, who emailed his resignation as chief executive to the chair of the Higher Education Authority and expressed frustration over the limits of the role to help reform the sector. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The chair of the Higher Education Authority tried to convince its chief executive to reverse his decision to resign over issues such as the risks pose(...)

Tom Boland, former head of the Higher Education Authority, said  presidential candidate Peter Casey has demonstrated there is a constituency in Ireland for populism.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Populism poses a major threat to research and the autonomy of universities, a conference has heard. The first ever Irish Postgraduate Research Confer(...)

An expensive feasibility study in 2014 produced a detailed plan for transforming the library building. It estimated the transformation would cost NUI Galway €25 million.

Students at NUI Galway have called for improved facilties at the university’s James Hardiman Library. While some improvements have been made recently(...)

It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

The  European Investment Bank loan will help  fund  four capital developments across the TCD campus. This will include the E3-Engineering, Environment and Emerging Technologies Learning Foundry facility on the main campus. Above, Dr Patrick Prendergast, provost of Trinity College; Ana-Maria Murphy-Teixidor, who is studying an MSc in development practice; Andrew McDowell, vice president of the EIB. Photograph:  Iain White/Fennell Photography

Trinity College Dublin has secured a long-term loan of €100 million from the European Investment Bank to fund four development projects on its campus(...)

Paul O’Toole, chief executive of Solas, is to head the Higher Education Authority.

The chief executive of Solas, the State body with responsibility for further education and training, has been appointed as the new head of the Higher (...)

DCU: “We’ve introduced gender-neutral bathrooms in student hubs’ into the college environment.” Photograph: iStock
The third level of diversity

Lectures delivered by a diverse teaching staff to a diverse student body are becoming the reality in more and more universities throughout the island (...)

“Employers are increasingly opening their doors to graduates of all disciplines. In finance and management consulting, they are interested in arts and social science graduates for the transferable skills they have.” Photograph: iStock
Positive prospects for graduates

It just keeps getting better. For the past three years, The Irish Times graduate recruitment supplement has heralded the best job opportunities for co(...)

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