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Dr Graham Love, new chief executive of the Higher Education Authority: “These are challenging times for higher education, but there are also exciting opportunities.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The new chief executive of the Higher Education Authority has said there are “exciting opportunities” for universities and institutes of technology d(...)

Tom Boland, former head of the Higher Education Authority, says hostility among politicians towards higher education must end. Photograph: Alan Betson

Around the world populism and xenophobia offer extraordinary challenges to our democratic societies. Both feed on prejudice and baseless assertion.(...)

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(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is to conduct a full review into the way it funds third-level institutions on foot of a recommendation by the exp(...)

The University of Cambridge in England. Education authorities are concerned that the fallout of the Brexit vote will lead to a dramatic increase in the number of Irish third-level students choosing to study in Ireland. File photograph: Loic Vennin/AFP/Getty Images

Education authorities are concerned that the fallout of the Brexit vote will lead to a dramatic increase in the number of Irish students studying at t(...)

Trinity College Dublin has warned that the vote will have “a long-term impact on universities in the Republic of Ireland”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Thousands of Irish students who are currently studying in Britain and Northern Ireland are unlikely to face an immediate increase in fees as result o(...)

Deirdre Corr: “I think young women have a perception that they won’t fit in on a computer science course, but women can bring great balance and new ways of thinking to the industry.”

Even before the ink had dried on her thesis, Deirdre Corr had a dilemma: which job offer should she take up? She wasn’t alone. The tech sector is f(...)

The expert group’s chair, former EU commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, said the issue needed to be urgently tackled for social, economic and equality reasons.  File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Third-level institutions risk funding being withheld if they fail to introduce mandatory gender quotas to increase the number of women in senior posit(...)

Dr Anne Looney has served as  chief executive of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dr Anne Looney, the chief executive of the State’s advisory body on school curriculum and assessment, is to be appointed interim head of the Higher Ed(...)

Bright future: a digital media content manager can earn up to €75,000, says Sigmar Recruitment

If you are keen to pursue a course in the arts and humanities, it is likely that you are choosing your subject for its own sake rather than as the st(...)

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