Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said every effort should be made to resume more on-campus activity for first year and final year students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Third-level colleges may be able to increase face-to-face teaching for first year students and resume sports activity on campus early next year in lin(...)

Caoimhín O’Leary is a sixth year student from Ard Scoil Na Mara in Tramore, Co  Waterford who has won SciFest 2020. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A sixth year student who developed an innovative video analysis measurement system for patients recovering after joint injury or joint surgery has won(...)

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomed the clarity surrounding the examination intentions. File photograph: Eric Luke

The two main secondary teachers’ unions will meet on Friday evening to discuss the cancellation of the Leaving Certificate written examinations this s(...)

Second level teachers’ unions   said they will work to serve the ‘best interests of students’. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

The country’s largest secondary teachers union says it has “a number of serious concerns” over elements of the decision to postpone the Leaving Cert u(...)

Third-level students will not have to sit traditional end of year exams, with alternative arrangements being put in place by colleges and universities.  File photograph: Getty Images

Third-level students will not have to sit traditional end of year exams, with alternative arrangements being put in place by colleges and universities(...)

Timothy McGrath  will represent Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair in California next May. Photograph: Keith Arkins

A student who developed a biofilter to combat “dead zones” in oceans and freshwater, has been named overall winner of SciFest 2019. Timothy McGrath, (...)

A view of the UCD campus at Belfield, Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Affluent students are far more likely to study high-points courses in university and earn more within months of graduating than those from less well-o(...)

Adam O’Flaherty of Letterkenny IT’s students’ union. “It’s hard for a lot of students, 100 per cent,” he says. Photograph:  Clive Wasson

Adam O’Flaherty, like many students at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, knows how difficult it can be to make ends meet. He is entitled to a mean(...)

Minister of State for higher education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor says new women-only professorships are a “game changer”.  Photo : Laura Hutton

The first of up to 45 women-only professorships aimed at tacking gender inequality in higher education are due to be made before the end of this year.(...)

In order to speed up the pace of change, the taskforce – established by Minister for State Mary Mitchell O’Connor – has proposed gender specific appointments. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is to fund dozens of women-only professorships over the next three years to help “eradicate gender inequality” in higher education(...)

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