Centralised Grant Scheme Launched

Tuesday, 12th June 2012 | 0 comments
A centralised online system dealing with students grants has been introduced for those entering third level in the next academic year. The system will be administered by the City of Dublin VEC.

Asian Students get credits for volunteering

Thursday, 7th June 2012 | 0 comments
Students in some Asian countries – such as Japan, Indonesia and South Korea – now earn credit hours for voluntary work, an incentive that builds volunteering into the university assessment system and promotes community work as an integral part of higher education.

Science-2-Business Launch

Thursday, 31st May 2012 | 0 comments
Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock TD, has announced the launch of the Science-2-Business programme, which will take place at the Euroscience Open Forum 2012 (ESOF) in Dublin in July. The programme will bring leading academics and members of the business community together to illustrate how to transform publicly-funded research into successful companies.

Alliance Francaise launch promo video

Tuesday, 29th May 2012 | 0 comments
Official promo film for the Alliance Française Dublin made by one of its student, the film features a large ensemble cast of actors and celebrates what can happen when you study French in Dublin!

Learn More about the Third Mission of higher education

Monday, 28th May 2012 | 0 comments
E3M is a three years project co-funded by the European Commission under its Lifelong Learning Programme and developed by partners from eight European countries. The aim of this project is to generate a comprehensive instrument to identify, measure, and compare Third Mission activities of HEIs from a wide perspective. This will be achieved by creating indicators on Third Mission activities and by giving a new approach on the concept of ranking methodologies.

UL tops International Student Survey

Sunday, 27th May 2012 | 0 comments
The University of Limerick has achieved multiple firsts in a recent International Student Survey. The survey which involved over 5000 International students currently studying across the seven Irish Universities voted UL as the number one University in providing the Best Student Experience, Best Student Support and Warmest Welcome in Ireland.

Ireland records 100% success in Marie Curie Call

Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 | 0 comments
Ireland has achieved a 100% success rate in the 2012 Marie Curie IRSES (International Research Staff Exchange Scheme) Call.  All projects involving Irish research organisations were selected for funding.

French Erasmus Student shortlisted for Lord Mayor's Prize

Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 | 0 comments
French Erasmus student Bruno Passard (seen  left with Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague, Kate Shanahan, Lecturer School of Media DIT and Helene McElroy lecturer in French and Erasmus co-ordinator DIT) from Lannion IUT Brittany was among a short list of 10 nominees for the inaugural Lord Mayor of Dublin's International Student Prize.  The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) student was selected for his work on Clic News - a news website aimed at primary school children in disadvantaged areas of Dublin city. The site is a joint project between DIT's school of Media and the Community Links programme at DIT.  Bruno is one of six Erasmus students currently working on the site as part of the 2nd year B.A Journalism web-based journalism course. Unlike other class projects the students have to work news shifts seven days a week, carry out school visits, and continue working on the site over weekends, bank holidays and vacation times.

Higher education reform key for jobs and growth, Bologna Process Ministers are told

Friday, 18th May 2012 | 0 comments
European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassiliou has told Member States that they need to urgently modernise their higher education systems and remove barriers to a fully functioning European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in response to the crisis and rising youth unemployment. Speaking ahead of the two-yearly meeting of higher education ministers in Bucharest (Romania), in the framework of the Bologna Process, Commissioner Vassiliou underlined that action is essential to help drive jobs and growth in Europe.

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