Waterford Institute of Technology has admitted the largest number of Brazilian students under the Science without Borders Programme. The Institute has produced a video in Portuguese that captures the early experiences of students who are enjoying life and education in the South-East.
Ireland's Erasmus Student Ambassador Jessica Gough tells her story as part of the Léargas Live, Share Inspire Video project
China has committed to provide University College Dublin (UCD) with an unprecedented investment of about €300m and a 300 acre campus to establish a new international university in the scenic coastal city of Yantai (population 8m) in the province of Shandong (population 95m).
Organisations wishing to bid for funding in 2014 through Erasmus+, the European Union's new programme for education, training, youth and sport, can start to prepare their grant applications from 12 December 2013. The new Erasmus+ Programme Guide, which provides detailed information on how to apply, is available here. The programme is open to organisations in the field of education, training, youth or sport. They can apply online for funding from the end of January. Individuals cannot apply directly for grants; instead they should contact their university, college or organisation, which makes the application.
The 6th Annual Erasmus Lecture was delivered by Bill Schneider, US Political Analyst, Professor at George Mason University and former CNN correspondent at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. The Lecture also marked the European Year of the Citizen.
34 Irish Higher Education Institutions have been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education by the European Commission.
On Tuesday 10 December 2013 in Dublin Castle, the Erasmus+ National Agency is holding a seminar of "Learning Mobility (eg Erasmus) in Teacher Education”.
Ireland is the best country in the world to do business in, according to a new survey by Forbes magazine.
"With favourable demographics in the European context, strong capacity (English-speaking country) for internationalisation, unique cultural heritage, higher education institutions that are responsive to wider society, robust quality assurance and performance evaluation mechanisms, and a leading role in the advancement of the European higher education modernisation agenda, Ireland has the potential to emerge as a strong player in the global higher education landscape of the future."
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD has announced the appointment of Professor Tom Collins as the next Chairperson of the Governing Body of DIT. Professor Collins succeeds Mr. Sean Dorgan, who has served as Chair since 2003.
The European Commission has welcomed the Council's adoption of Erasmus+, the EU's new programme for education, training, youth and sport, with a budget of €14.7 billion over the next seven years - 40% higher than current levels. The Council adoption follows the European Parliament's overwhelming vote in favour of the new programme on 19 November (IP/13/1110) and fully endorses the text voted by it.
The Smurfit Business School at University College Dublin is ranked joint 34th in the latest Financial Times Survey of European Business Schools.
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. has announced that a consortium of Irish Higher Education Institutions has been awarded €1.24 million in funding to collaborate with their Japanese counterparts through Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) International Strategic Cooperation Award (ISCA). The consortium of Irish Research Bodies, led by NUI Galway, will partner with 21 Japanese Universities and a number of companies and research institutes, with the aim of building strategic partnerships to perform cutting-edge scientific research, encourage more industry-informed research, and foster academic-industry interactions between Ireland and Japan.
The Greek NA has produced an excellent promotional video on the Erasmus experience.
The Erasmus Mundus (Action 2) Call for Proposals has been published in the Official Journal of the EU. More information and application details are now available on the EACEA Erasmus Mundus website.