“The most important advice I can give people who are struggling with sleep, or want to get good-quality sleep, is to keep it regular,” says Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience at the University of California and the author of Why We Sleep.

Do you wake up to the sound of birdsong or an electronic ringtone? Perhaps you use a dawn simulator or an app that won’t stop beeping until you have w(...)

‘I don’t think it is science fiction’. File photograph: iStock

The distinction between biology and chemistry will fade away in future years, Nobel prize winner Prof Bernard Feringa said at the Schrödinger at 75 co(...)

No cars go: the University of Groningen’s Academy Building. The  city has a student population of 30,000 – and  a car population of zero. Photograph: Paddy Logue

It is most disconcerting when you first arrive in Groningen, the plucky little university city of 200,000 souls in the north of the Netherlands that y(...)

Increasing numbers of Irish students are considering study options in Europe due to affordable fees, prestigious courses and easier entry requirements. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of college hopefuls have been scrambling to apply for third-level courses in Ireland in recent weeks. But increasing numbers are looking fu(...)

Each year the tables show very large numbers of students who go to college attended schools in socially advantaged communities, and that they tend to opt predominantly for universities and teacher training. Photograph: iStock

Check school rankings on the Feeder Schools app: www.irishtimes.com/feeder-schools/ Download the Feeder School PDFs here: www.irishtimes.c(...)

As a result of the new Leaving Certificate grades, in 2017 the universities and Institutes of Technology will also introduce revised basic matriculation requirements.

What determines whether you get a place on your dream course? All reputable colleges set minimum academic standards which students must meet before th(...)

Professor of chemistry at Northwestern University in the US J Fraser Stoddart is one of three winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Research into the development of tiny micro-robots that can seek out and dstroy cancer has captured a Nobel Prize for three European scientists. “Th(...)

Each year the tables show very large numbers of students who go to college attended schools in socially advantaged communities, and that they tend to opt predominantly for universities and teacher training

The percentage progression rates of past pupils of 677 second level schools in Ireland, published in the feeder tables in the following pages, do not(...)

The numbers of children diagnosed with ADHD globally have “risen steeply over the last decade”

Children are being wrongly diagnosed with mild or moderate levels of attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because medical rules have bee(...)