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Universities yet to agree on lower third level fees for emigrants

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn

A Government decision on lower third-level fees for returning emigrants and children of Irish families living outside the EU has not yet been agreed by individual universities. Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has announced that he wants such students to qualify for the new rate from September, and universities and institutes of technology colleges have been so advised. The move is ... Read More »

Ruairi Quinn: tech universities not likely before 2018

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn

BY RALPH RIEGEL The first of Ireland’s new technology universities will not be created until at least 2018. And Education Minister Ruairi Quinn warned the Government would not tolerate a damaging ‘Thatcherite-style’ re-branding of Ireland’s 14 institutes of technology where “the name over the door is simply changed”. The minister has insisted that ITs that merge must achieve specified academic ... Read More »

Colleges to be called ‘universities’ in bid for foreign students

Trinity College

Colleges and institutes of technology will be allowed to describe themselves as a ‘university’ when trying to attract foreign students. nternational students are coveted by all colleges as they pay higher fees than domestic undergraduates. But students from many countries do not rate third-level institutions unless they have the title ‘university’ in their name. The perception leaves institutes of technology ... Read More »

Universities buck advice by adding courses

Scotland Universities

By Niall Murray The number of degrees offered by universities is rising despite pressure to reduce them and help slow the race for points between Leaving Certificate students. With the exception of University College Dublin, universities’ course numbers have risen or are largely unchanged in the nearly three years since the initial agreement that offering fewer but broader general entry ... Read More »

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