Jane Ohlmeyer

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Tom Boland, former head of the Higher Education Authority, said  presidential candidate Peter Casey has demonstrated there is a constituency in Ireland for populism.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Populism poses a major threat to research and the autonomy of universities, a conference has heard. The first ever Irish Postgraduate Research Confer(...)

Increased automation and artificial intelligence are set to make many white-collar jobs obsolete. Photograph: Getty
How to future-proof your child

Every parent wants the best for their child, and most of today’s parents grew up with the unspoken but widely accepted notion that their children woul(...)

The editors of the four volumes of the Cambridge History of Ireland, professors James Kelly, Jane Ohlmeyer, Brendan Smith and Thomas Bartlett at the book’s launch in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Mark Stedman

President Michael D Higgins has expressed “deep and profound concern” that history will no longer be a core subject at Junior Certificate level. Spea(...)

Points for many science courses have shot up over over recent years, while points for arts courses have fallen

This week a number of major reports confirmed what most recent arts graduates could probably have told you without the need for costly research: they (...)

The Sunday Business Post has been put up for sale   by Key Capital, which took control of it in 2013. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Sunday Business Post newspaper and an associated printing business, Cork-based Webprint, have been put up for sale by their private equity owners.(...)

Jane Ohlmeyer: “Mediocre men are outperforming outstanding women because of the nature of the system.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Jane Ohlmeyer, a senior academic at Trinity College Dublin, is hugely conscious of the acute lack of women in senior roles across the university secto(...)

Even our pets are driven by incentivisation. It is all part of pack dynamics. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It is amazing how quickly you can get something done if you provide a bit of incentive to encourage things along. A lot of companies dangle a wad of c(...)

Arts graduates are among the least likely to be in employment nine months after graduating, and among the most likely to be studying for a post-graduate qualification. Photograph: Getty Images

You’ve probably heard the joke before: science students spend their careers asking “why does it work?”; engineering graduates ponder “how does it work(...)

Points for arts courses have fallen to a new low as students question the value of those degrees. Photograph: Getty Images/Istockphoto

Science is cool and sexy and you can earn loads of money. That’s the laser-guided message targeted at school students in recent years, with concerted(...)

The Irish Research Council announces projects selected for €144,000 in funding for 1916-themed research projects. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The Irish Research Council is to fund projects themed to the 1916 centenary with 17 projects sharing a combined award of €144,000. Details of the fu(...)

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