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(...)

Enterprise Ireland technology gateways programme manager Mark Whelan: “The gateways go out to industry looking for problems to solve and then find the researchers to develop the solutions.”

The Technology Gateway Network, run by Enterprise Ireland in partnership with institutes of technology around the State, has led to the creation of 1,(...)

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(...)

One Airton Close, Tallaght, Dublin 24

The Davy Irish Property Fund has completed contracts to lease One Airton Close in Tallaght, Dublin 24, to the Institute of Technology ( ITT). The ne(...)

Ciaran Murtagh, chair of Isme, the organisation representing small and medium businesses, who wrote to Minister for Education Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An employer’s group has asked all of its members to resign from State-run Education and Training Boards (ETB) following concern over corporate governa(...)

Something for every garden enthusiast at Bloom in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Over the last 11 years it’s become one of the most anticipated highlights of the Irish horticultural year, a great coming together of nursery growers,(...)

Jastine Valdez: the 24-year-old student was abducted on Saturday evening

Members of the Irish Filipino community have described their shock and distress following the disappearance of Jastine Valdez on Saturday. The 24-ye(...)

An engineering qualification gives graduates an international edge as their skills can be used anywhere in the world. Photograph: iStockphoto

At the age of 17 or 18, making a big decision about the future is a tough call. Students will no doubt have heard that there are copious job opportuni(...)

“The key element of this action is that members will deliver no more than standard lecturing hours (16 or 18) from the next academic year.”

Staff in Institutes of Technology across the country are balloting for industrial action in a dispute over working hours. The Teachers’ Union of Irel(...)

Weronika Nowak, a student from Ballyfermot, who is studying law and social justice at UCD. “When I was in school, it was almost assumed that the majority wouldn’t go to college,” she says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On paper, at least, the odds were stacked against Weronika Nowak going to university. She arrived to Ireland from Poland at the age of 13 without a w(...)

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