Institutes of Technology sign MOU with US Colleges

Wednesday, 3rd October 2012 | 0 comments
The ten-member Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE) and the 13-member Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI) have entered into an agreement to strengthen, promote and develop co-operation in education, training, research, and innovation among the member institutions.

Universities in Europe and Asia must collaborate, say rectors

Monday, 1st October 2012 | 0 comments
Universities in Europe and Asia must collaborate to make their graduates employable in a globalised world, with joint programmes and dual degrees paving the way for greater student mobility, heads of universities in 37 Asian and European countries heard at a major conference in The Netherlands last week.

Children in Europe start learning foreign languages at an increasingly early age

Friday, 28th September 2012 | 0 comments
Children are starting to learn foreign languages at an increasingly early age in Europe, with most pupils beginning when they are 6-9 years old, according to a report published by the European Commission. A majority of countries or regions have lowered the starting age for compulsory language learning in the past 15 years and some even offer it in pre-school - the German speaking community in Belgium, for instance, provides foreign language learning for children as young as 3. The Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe 2012 report confirms that English is by far the most taught foreign language in nearly all European countries, with French, Spanish, German and Russian following far behind.

HEA Member reviews Irish higher education

Wednesday, 26th September 2012 | 0 comments
HEA member, Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, Director of Research and Enterprise, Dublin Institute of Technology has commented "Over the past 40 years, Ireland has experienced a remarkable transformation in fortunes. Its emergence from a protectionist pre-industrial to a post-industrial high-tech economy came on the coat tails of European Union membership and accelerating internationalisation and deregulation of financial and investment markets.".  Professor Hazelkorn was writing in the latest edition of University World News

4m students study outside their country of citizenship

Monday, 24th September 2012 | 0 comments
According to the OECD’s 2012 Education at a Glance report, in 2010, more than 4.1 million tertiary students were enrolled outside their country of citizenship. Luxembourg, Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand have, in descending order, the highest percentages of international students among their tertiary enrolments. According to the report 7% of all tertiary level students enrolled in Ireland in 2010 were international students just below the OECD of8%. The corresponding figures for

Youth on the Move a big hit at the Higher Options

Friday, 21st September 2012 | 0 comments
Thousands of Irish second level school students went away enthused at the prospect of spending some of their future higher education in another European country on a study period or work placement under the Erasmus Programme.  The students were attending the Irish Times Higher Options at the RDS in Dublin.

Higher Options to host major Youth on the Move exhibition

Monday, 17th September 2012 | 0 comments
The European Commission will promote the Youth on the Move initiative at the Higher Options on 19-21 September 2012 at the Simmonscourt, RDS in Dublin.  The Youth on the Move stand showcases the European Commission programmes for studying, learning and working abroad.  The Irish National Agency for Erasmus - the Higher Education Authority and the National Agency for Comenius, Grundtvig and Leonardo - Léargas are actively supporting the event.

Erasmus Ambassadors Initiative 2012

Friday, 14th September 2012 | 0 comments
The “Erasmus Ambassadors” Initiative is a project which allows second-level students to get a first-hand account of the experience of studying and living in another European country, from a former Erasmus student.

EAIE Conference 2012 Dublin a great success

Friday, 14th September 2012 | 0 comments
The 24th EAIE conference at Dublin's Convention Centre recorded its highest attendance since the event began.  Delegates were fullsome in their praise of the venue, the city and its people.

IT Sligo - boost in international student numbers

Tuesday, 11th September 2012 | 0 comments
Some 150 students from France, USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic and Oman joined the group of almost 1,300 first years who registered at the Institute this week.

Iceland celebrates Erasmus 25

Thursday, 30th August 2012 | 0 comments
The Icelandic National Agency has chosen three videos that represent part of their countries Erasmus experience - two are in English

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