Latest figures show the number of students applying to study in the UK has dropped by almost 20 per cent since the Brexit vote, down from 4,750 students last year to 3,900 this year

Brexit could lead to increases in CAO points if thousands of Irish students who study in the UK opt to remain at home, a university president has war(...)

Enterprise Ireland research and innovation divisional manager Gearóid Mooney.

Enterprise Ireland’s new corporate strategy, launched earlier this week, has set a highly ambitious target of increasing the annual spend on research(...)

University College Cork: The €231,000 in charges left unpaid to UCC prior to the current academic year is spread between 150 students.

Irish universities are facing an added financial challenge due to unpaid fees, fines and student charges, records show. More than €560,000 is owed (...)

Philip Nolan of Maynooth University says greater flexibility and support was  helping to boost student engagement and combat drop-out rates.

Traditional third-level courses should be radically overhauled to allow students choose whether to specialise early or pursue a much broader range of(...)

 Chuck Feeney memorably said that philanthropy works best “not when it steers the grantee’s ship, but when it helps put the wind in their sails”. Photograph: Alan Betson

As Chuck Feeney’s Atlantic Philanthropies (AP) writes its last cheque, it is timely to reflect on both the scale and impact of its work in Ireland. (...)

University presidents say a student loan scheme would be the fairest way of securing vital funding to tackle a “crisis” in higher education. File photograph: Getty Images

University presidents say the introduction of a student loan scheme is the fairest way of securing vital funding to tackle a “crisis” in higher educat(...)

Brexit is unlikely to adversely affect the study plans of students in both  Ireland and the UK who wish to commence studies outside their home country in 2017.  Image: Getty

Question: I recently attended the Irish Times Higher Options event in the RDS, with the intension of clarifying the option of studying in the UK next(...)

Maria Cullen, a Leaving Cert student at Loreto Secondary School, Wexford town: “As far as I can tell, there’s good and bad in the new system. But none of my classmates seems too sure what it is about or how it will work.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Are you hoping that your child will get an A or B in next year’s Leaving Cert? Well, forget about it: they haven’t a hope. From 2017, the old familia(...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has said Ireland’s reputation will take a ‘hammer blow’ if Irish universities continue to fall in global rankings. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland’s reputation will take a “hammer blow” if Irish universities continue to fall in global rankings, a Fine Gael MEP has warned. Brian Hayes was(...)

The very idea that there are 100 ‘best’ universities worldwide may oversimplify a very complex question about the role of the institution in today’s society. Is there a way to measure quality on a global scale, as the way the rankings purport to do?  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Another week, another set of university rankings as the Times Higher Education releases it league table. It follows others recently published by Quac(...)

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