The employment rate of new graduates in the last couple of years has been rising steadily. Photograph: Getty Images

Your final year has begun, but you may already be thinking ahead to what you want to be doing after you graduate. You may have noticed that the gradu(...)

The President of Maynooth University, Philip Nolan

President of Dublin City University – Professor Brian MacCraith The core objective of education today should be to enable students to flourish in the(...)

The scale of contract cheating is difficult to estimate, though there have been about 1,000 cases of students in Ireland being disciplined for plagiarism since 2010

The Department of Education is planning to introduce laws to prosecute “essay mill” companies who offer to write students’ assignments in exchange fo(...)

Students are advised to seek out advice from career guidance centres, graduate offices and careers fairs before considering their options. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

College may have been a blast but thoughts must turn now to what you hope, or plan, to be doing by the time you return your graduation gown and frame (...)

 Dr Brendan Murphy: he was due to serve as CIT  president  until August 2019 under a five-year contract he signed in 2014. Photograph: Neil Danton

The president of Cork Institute of Technology has signalled he will step down from his position two years earlier than planned following concerns he (...)

UCC’s chaplaincy costs  €125,000 a year. Image: Google Streetview

All third-level colleges will be required to ensure State-funded chaplains are hired in line with public sector recruitment rules within the next 12 m(...)

A handful of students are turning up to weekly Masses held in some third-level colleges, new figures show. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A handful of students are turning up to weekly Masses held in some third-level colleges, new figures show. While colleges and universities spend abou(...)

A development in suburban Dublin is being regenerated after the original developers went into receivership following the recession. The origina(...)

It is the first time DIT has made the top 100 list, which features two other Irish institutions: Dublin City University, which has slipped from joint 84th place last year to joint 92nd, and NUI Maynooth, which has risen from 74th to joint 67th.  Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Dublin Insititute of Technology has been named as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions under the age of 50.The college, which is i(...)

Gavin Curran: “Our target is to be listed by some of the big names in retailing in Ireland, the UK and the US.”
New innovator

Brothers-in-law Gavin Curran and John Gillooly are the brains behind gift products start-up Lucky Sods. The business was started seven months ago and (...)