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Minister for Education  Joe McHugh  and President of Maynooth University, Philip Nolan at the opening of the new school of education at Maynooth University. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

International recruitment agencies are offering Irish trainee teachers thousands of euro up-front to move abroad to teach in subjects such as science (...)

A view of Maynooth University in Co Kildare. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Maynooth University has announced a partnership with a major Chinese university which will see 1,200 Chinese science and engineering students graduate(...)

Prof Peter Thorne is a professor in physical geography at Maynooth University with a particular expertise in extreme weather events and historical analysis of global warming

A scientist based at Maynooth University, Prof Peter Thorne, has been recognised as a leading expert on global climate change with his appointment to (...)

The points for any given third-level course can rise or fall each year, and is determined by the law of supply and demand

The Central Applications Office (CAO) is a not-for-profit company established by the higher education institutions in the Republic of Ireland. College(...)

Group assessments and projects are  growing in importance at Ireland’s third-level institutions. Photograph: iStockphoto
The new way of learning

Students sitting their Leaving Cert next June may not have noticed, but college courses and entry routes have been changing radically in recent years.(...)

The President of Maynooth University, Philip Nolan

President of Dublin City University – Professor Brian MacCraith The core objective of education today should be to enable students to flourish in the(...)

Des O’Shea, Ulster Bank. Photograph: Shane O’Neill / SON Photographic

Ulster Bank has announced the appointment of Des O’Shea as its new chairman. Mr O’Shea follows Dr Philip Nolan, who will leave the board of directors(...)

 Philip Nolan, president of Maynooth University.

Maynooth University has received more than 4,000 first preference applications from the CAO for the first time since it was founded in 1997. A total (...)

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 (...)

Subjects such as archaeology may also appeal to the more technically minded. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Just over a decade ago, arts was flying high, until the great recession tipped the scales towards science degrees which saw a massive rise in CAO poin(...)

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