A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The rapid establishment of technological universities (TU) is not guaranteed by last week’s passing of enabling legislation, the head of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has cautioned.
Tue, 13 Mar, 2018
There is uncertainty about when third-level colleges can become technological universities (TUs) but the Government insists some will be in place by the end of the year.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018
The Government expects the first technological universities to open next September, despite the law to facilitate applications not yet being passed.
Thu, 08 Feb, 2018
Cork and Tralee institutes of technology plan to spend part of a €70,000 branding budget to assess if they should change the name of the technological university to be created by their merger.
Mon, 27 Nov, 2017
Six institutes of technology have been well placed in a world ranking of top third-level science and technology colleges.
Fri, 13 Oct, 2017
The country’s third-level colleges are due to receive a significant overhaul thanks to more than €250m extra being allocated under the Government’s revised capital spending plans.
Thu, 12 Oct, 2017
Legal powers to investigate misuse of funding and governance failures in third-level colleges are to be introduced by Education Minister Richard Bruton.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
“Serious and widely held” concerns about the proposed merger between Cork Institute of Technology and IT Tralee were voiced by board members of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) as far back as 2014, newly released board minutes reveal.
Mon, 10 Jul, 2017
The Department of Education looks set to become embroiled in a political row over a Government policy that might allow a single institute of technology become a technological university.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017
Lecturers at institutes of technology have voted for a deal with colleges and the Department of Education that should clear the way for new laws allowing the creation of technological universities.
Thu, 15 Jun, 2017
The timeframe for the establishment of technological universities remains uncertain as Education Minister Richard Bruton prepares to discuss concerns of staff and others about the plans.
Thu, 02 Feb, 2017
Thu, 18 Feb, 2016
More than €45,000 of public money is being spent just to get two third-level colleges in the south-east talking to each other about the possibility of resuming merger talks.
Tue, 06 Oct, 2015
Ex-chair of Higher Educational Authority says tech university for south east doable within three years
Fri, 25 Sep, 2015
Community national schools should be managed by local boards — so says the head of the education and training boards which run them.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
A sixth facilitator in two years has been appointed to try to get Carlow and Waterford Institutes of Technology back talking about merger plans for a possible joint university application.
Sun, 30 Aug, 2015
Senior figures at two third-level colleges in the southeast have given positive soundings about the prospect of restarting talks on a university for the region, despite serious problems highlighted in a plan.
Tue, 28 Jul, 2015
‘Stepping stone’ approach urged to rebuild respect between ITs and restart bid for joint university
Tue, 28 Jul, 2015
A ministerial-appointed troubleshooter has failed to broker agreement between Carlow and Waterford institutes of technology on merging, to assist a possible creation of a university in the south-east.
Mon, 20 Jul, 2015
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) president Ruaidhri Neavyn looks set to move to a different job amid continuing efforts to get the college’s university application plans with IT Carlow back on track.
Sat, 07 Mar, 2015
Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan has asked management at Cork and Tralee institutes of technology to keep up consultation with staff who are concerned over their planned merger.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2015
Academic staff have welcomed decisions of two institutes of technology not to speed up a planned merger but will still vote on possible industrial action over the move.
Fri, 27 Feb, 2015
The governing bodies of Cork and Tralee institutes of technology met yesterday to decide whether to speed up a merger necessary to apply for technological university status.
Thu, 26 Feb, 2015
A showdown with staff looks increasingly likely at two Munster institutes of technology as a union prepares to ballot lecturers for industrial action if a proposed merger goes ahead.
Fri, 20 Feb, 2015
The Government will not be changing the rules to allow a college apply alone to become a technological university, Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said yesterday.
Fri, 13 Feb, 2015
Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan says she cannot get involved in the dispute in which lecturers at institutes of technology in Cork and Tralee are moving towards industrial action over a planned merger.
Thu, 12 Feb, 2015
Lecturers are threatening industrial action over concerns about the planned merger of institutes of technology in Cork and Tralee for a university application.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
Efforts to get the institutes of technology in Waterford and Carlow back in talks about a joint technological university application could still be successful, the head of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has said.
Thu, 05 Feb, 2015
The institutes of technology in Cork and Tralee should merge sooner for their planned application to become a technological university, say experts who evaluated their proposal.
Wed, 28 Jan, 2015
Waterford Institute of Technology will not take part in a process to try to put merger plans with its Carlow counterpart back on track for a joint technological university application.
Fri, 14 Nov, 2014
A former higher education boss has been appointed to try to direct the institutes of technology in Waterford and Carlow back on track for a joint application for technological university status.
Wed, 05 Nov, 2014
Further meetings with Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan are planned for Waterford Institute of Technology management after she told them they could not apply on their own to become a university.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
A class of 11 students who went to court last year to be allowed complete a cancelled audiology degree at Athlone Institute of Technology should be able to begin clinical placements with the HSE in January.
Fri, 17 Oct, 2014
Institutes of technology could face industrial action by academic staff if they fail to consult them or try to change their conditions in any mergers to form technological universities (TUs), a union has warned.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
Education Minister Ruairi Quinn insisted “exacting standards” would need to be shown before the any “world class” technological universities came into being.
Thu, 23 Jan, 2014
The planned creation of a Munster Technological University in Cork and Tralee would have major benefits for the region, Cork Institute of Technology president Brendan Murphy has said.
Sat, 19 Oct, 2013
The FTSE 100 Index was buoyed by a much-needed session on the front foot today as attention turned to a key meeting of US policymakers later this week,
Mon, 17 Jun, 2013
Cork and Tralee institutes of technology plan to begin work on merging into a multi-campus college before applying for technological university (TU) status in a year’s time.
Sat, 30 Mar, 2013
Cork Institute of Technology and IT Tralee are moving ahead with plans to apply for technological university (TU) status.
Thu, 17 Jan, 2013
The number of third-level colleges could be more than halved to fewer than 20 under plans to be submitted to Education Minister Ruairi Quinn in March.
Wed, 16 Jan, 2013
The president of Cork Institute of Technology says the standards needed to become a technological university are too focused on research and not enough on meeting the needs of industry and the regions.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2012
The proposed establishment of a technological university by three colleges in Cork, Kerry and Limerick has drawn mixed reactions.
Wed, 01 Feb, 2012
WATERFORD Institute of Technology (WIT) should be able to apply to become a technological university by early next year, as a result of political moves to speed up the process after the recent TalkTalk job losses.
Fri, 23 Sep, 2011