Andrew Deeks

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Proponents say the new system will drastically reduce the number of students who miss out on their course due to random selection, and will incentivise more students to take subjects at higher level. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

As if students didn’t have enough to contend with. Between the Leaving Cert exams and the looming CAO change-of-mind deadline, sixth years have a lot (...)

Geneticist Prof Kenneth Wolfe of UCD, who has been elected a fellow of the Royral Society.

A genetic scientist based at University College Dublin has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his scientific research. Kenn(...)

After nearly a decade of spending cuts, rising student numbers and falling numbers of academic staff, the higher education sector is under acute pressure. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Last year the computer chip giant Intel announced a sponsorship and mentoring programme for master’s students at University College Dublin. Science an(...)

Arts archive: Carmel O’Sullivan of UCD Library; Prof Andrew Deeks, UCD president; and Brendan Flynn, founder of the Clifden Arts Festival.  Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Extensive film and audio recordings of poets Seamus Heaney, Paula Meehan and Moya Cannon and musicians Christy Moore and Bill Whelan form part of a C(...)

PwC managing partner Feargal O’Rourke. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

University College Dublin (UCD) and PwC Ireland have agreed a strategic partnership that will result in “substantial financial investment” over seven (...)

Two-thirds of third-level teachers in Ireland are not in full-time or permanent jobs. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

This article forms part of a new series for Irish Times Abroad on the opportunities worldwide for Irish teachers. Already teaching abroad? Tell (...)

The planned three-story “temple-style” Confucius Centre is being built for UCD’s Confucius Institute, and is being financed by UCD and the Irish and Chinese governments. Image: Architect’s computer generated impression

The Government rejected a plea from University College Dublin for an extra €2.5 million needed to build a Chinese government-backed building on its c(...)

On paper, it is a golden opportunity for the State’s universities. The Republic’s soon to materialise status as the biggest English-speaking member o(...)

Trinity College Dublin was omitted from the rankings as it supplied incorrect data. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Irish universities have failed to rank in the top-200 for the first time in the latest set of influential global rankings. Trinity College Dublin (TC(...)

Lt Tom Kettle, in an image from his book The Ways of War. The MP and academic  was one of the most high-profile Irish casualties of the  Battle of the Somme.

One hundred years to the day after he was killed at the Battle of Ginchy in France during the first World War, Lt Tom Kettle has been remembered in Du(...)

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