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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 »

Tech institutes allowed to merge to form universities under new legislation

Poland Universities

INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGIES that wish to merge to form Technology Universities will be allowed to following the publication of the Heads of the Technological Universities Bill. Speaking today about the new measures, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn said that the legislation will pave the way for mergers and allow for “technology universities” to be become “new higher education institutions”. The ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes