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A gender quality taskforce has been set up by Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, which is seeking ways to accelerate change. Photograph: Getty Images

Women remain hugely underrepresented in the senior levels of Irish universities despite policies aimed at promoting greater gender equality, new figur(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said that university rankings  can impact on international perceptions of our education system.

The Department of Education is to work with universities to identify ways of improving their performance in international rankings. This follows the (...)

Dr Graham Love, head of the Higher Education Authority, told the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee that his board will determine what sanction may be imposed on Cork Institute of Technology.

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) may face financial penalties for spending €13,000 on a retirement function for its president which featured a dolph(...)

The proportion of students who did not complete their first year varied significantly across different sectors. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Students from disadvantaged schools are almost twice as likely to fail to make it past their first year in college than those from fee-paying schools,(...)

 Oxford University’s vice-chancellor Prof Louise Richardson:  said the Government needs to  restore third level in the State’s universities if Ireland is to benefit from the opportunities after Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Academics in the UK are showing an interest in moving to Ireland because of Brexit, but there is an urgent need to substantially increase investment i(...)

Prof Malcolm MacLachlan and  and Prof John J. Walsh have been awarded gold medals by the Royal Irish Academy for their respective contributions to psychology and geology. Photo: John T Ohle Photography.

Irish academics Prof Malcolm MacLachlan and Prof John J. Walsh have been awarded gold medals by the Royal Irish Academy for their “world-renowned cont(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: wants to increase the number of young people taking apprenticeships. Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of young people opting to pursue apprenticeships climbed by almost 25 per cent last year, new figures show. The sharp growth comes as poli(...)

ArcLabs innovation centre at Waterford Institute of Technology  has been home to more than 60 start-up companies.

An independent review into the sale of intellectual property by third-level colleges has found weaknesses in the way conflicts of interest among resea(...)

Employment rates for graduates have returned to levels last seen during the economic boom, according to a new report. A survey of more than 18,000 gr(...)

An independent report on the University of Limerick  (above) found  more than €1.7 million had been spent on severance packages for eight former employees between 2008 and 2015. File photograph: Press 22

University of Limerick (UL) is to lift the suspension of two whistleblowers whose allegations helped spark an independent investigation into malpracti(...)

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