It’s best not to make any rash decisions. Photograph: iStock

My daughter secured her third choice on her CAO list and has paid her €3,000 registration charge. It is early days, but she’s not so sure about the co(...)

An intractable gender imbalance persists at the most senior levels of higher education. Photograph: iStock

The recent rush to balance the university books in order to demonstrate the existence of gender equality has, not surprisingly, proved more complex th(...)

NUI Galway first years gather in the Quad for a group photograph some years ago. Photograph:  Patrick HeneghanNUIG

This month more than 50,000 students received CAO offers for places in third-level colleges amid a national accommodation crisis, with many wondering (...)

Ibec described the funding crisis in higher education as one of the biggest issues facing the State, eclipsed only by housing.

Ibec says it is getting worrying feedback from investors about the State’s lack of commitment to funding higher education. The employers’ group said (...)

While traditional apprenticeships such as motor mechanics, carpentry and construction continue, the variety of apprenticeships being offered has expanded into areas where traditionally they would not have been offered. Photograph: iStock

While decades ago, higher education would have been preserved for a select few, there is little doubt that progressing on to a university or institute(...)

Dr Graham Love is to resign from his post as chief executive of the Higher Education Authority. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The chief executive of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has resigned from his post just over a year and half after being appointed. The move foll(...)

Whichever course students accept in the first round will have no effect on their entitlement to accept an offer of a course higher up on their two lists if it becomes available in a later round. Photograph: iStock

When you log into your CAO file this morning, you will have the option of accepting one of the two possible offers made to you on the screen in front (...)

Gary Gannon: “When students from disadvantaged backgrounds go to Trinity or other universities, we often feel like we don’t fit in.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Adjusting to college can be tough and not all students will make it past their first year. Research from the Higher Education Authority suggests that (...)

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) says it is “functioning as normal” although its president, Dr Fergal Barry, is on extended leave. The thir(...)

A gender quality taskforce has been set up by Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, which is seeking ways to accelerate change. Photograph: Getty Images

Women remain hugely underrepresented in the senior levels of Irish universities despite policies aimed at promoting greater gender equality, new figur(...)

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