Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers:  “Any suggestion of introducing a teaching excellence framework-based approach in Ireland will further demoralise our universities.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

College lecturers have criticised plans which they say could result in rankings on teaching quality which place a major emphasis on student satisfacti(...)

Unions have reacted cautiously to the proposed pay deal with teachers organistions saying they are disappointed.

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has said the proposed public sector pay deal is “in line with what is affordable to the State”. It is (...)

Donal Colum O’Cleirigh, who has died aged 84, was senior lecturer in music at St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, and contributed significan(...)

The protesters called on Archbishop Michael Jackson to urgently respond to allow a speedy resolution of the issues. Photograph: Darryl Mooney

Staff and students at the former Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) in Dublin’s Rathmines are to stage a protest on Friday at what they cl(...)

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(...)

Aerial photo of NUI Galway Quadrangle. NUIG was the only Irish university to move up in the rankings of the world’s top 200 universities.

The standing of Irish universities in the world rankings has been described as a disaster and inevitable by Mike Jennings, general secretary of Irish(...)

Trinity College Dublin:  the only Irish university ranked in the top 100 international universities.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A decade of higher educational cutbacks means nearly all of Ireland’s universities are continuing to fall in international rankings and the decline w(...)

During the recession, parents were told that  Ireland’s competitiveness and future economic success were in jeopardy without more Stem graduates.

Arts has long been the default degree of choice for many students. At the height of its popularity, arts at UCD demanded more than 400 CAO points. Th(...)

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(...)

A taskforce report has made 24 recommendations aimed at promoting gender equality at NUI Galway.

Mandatory gender quotas will be introduced in NUI Galway to ensure more women are promoted to senior academic posts. The move follows a decision by t(...)

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