Lorna Fitzpatrick, president of the Union of Students of Ireland, said a sharp decline in State investment in higher education per student has led to universities becoming over-reliant on student fees as a source of income. Photograph: Alan Betson

Universities risk reputational damage due to “extravagant” fees being charged at a time when most learning has shifted online, a seminar organised by (...)

Prof Emmeline Hill and Prof Lisa Katz have been awarded over €880,000 to investigate the dynamic interplay between the inherited DNA sequence of a horse and the environment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A broad range of Irish scientific research is to be supported by the latest round of Science Foundation Ireland’s Frontiers for the Future programme –(...)

 Arjumand Younus and Atif Qureshi originally from Pakistan and both work as academics here. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Atif Qureshi had very little interest in studying as a child. The son of academics, there was an expectation that all members of the family would stri(...)

NUI Galway. Photograph: Nevan McCartin

While university campuses have been closed down and the public cannot gather in any significant numbers for the foreseeable future, third-level instit(...)

Keith O’Reilly at the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco during the wild fires on September 9th, 2020. The skies over the San Francisco Bay Area glowed orange as wildfires raged across California pumping thick smoke into the air.

Forest fires, sky high rents and mono culture have given San Francisco a bad name, but Dubliner Keith O’Reilly has made the city at the Golden Gate hi(...)

Minister for  Higher Education  Simon Harris TD and the CAO held a meeting on Monday to discuss the number of places which are likely to be required for upgraded students.

Up to 450 new CAO offers will be issued on Thursday to students whose Leaving Cert results were upgraded following errors in the calculated grades pro(...)

Niamh Damery, of the University of Limerick, national winner of the James Dyson Award

Niamh Damery, a 22-year-old student from Cork, has been announced as the national winner of the James Dyson Award for a project that attempts to solve(...)

Leo Rowsome: his father recognised his talent from an early age

The title “King of the Pipers” has been bestowed on various Irish uilleann pipers but few would dispute that Leo Rowsome, who died 50 years ago on Sep(...)

The Government was desperate to find additional higher education places in recent weeks as soon as it realised the scale of grade inflation that was coming down the tracks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

1. Grade inflation sends points soaring In normal years, CAO points don’t jump around all that much; they tend to creep up or down based on supply a(...)

Trinity College Dublin has climbed nine places and remains Ireland’s leading university in the latest Times Higher Education world university rankings. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has climbed nine places and remains Ireland’s leading university in the latest Times Higher Education world university rankings(...)

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