International Education Mark takes a step towards implemention

By eurireland Friday, 26th May 2017 | 0 comments
Legislation to introduce an International Education Mark (IEM) that will provide international students with confidence that their college or school is reputable is part of a draft outline of a law to be introduced by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D.

International Students show impressive employment rates

By eurireland Thursday, 18th May 2017 | 0 comments
The latest Higher Education Authority report "What do Graduates do? The Class of 2015" reflects the continued improvement in terms of finding a job nine months after graduation.  The proportion of graduates with a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree who are in employment is 68% up 3% on 2014.

Nearly every second level student in the EU studies English

By eurireland Thursday, 18th May 2017 | 0 comments
English is the most studied language at primary and secondary levels in the EU.  Almost all students (97.3%) learnt English during lower secondary education in 2014. In addition, the proportion of students learning English at primary level has increased at EU level by 18.7 percentage points since 2005, reaching a total of 79.4%.

UL welcomes Palestinian visitors for music and dance collaboration

By eurireland Thursday, 11th May 2017 | 0 comments
Under Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM), the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance welcomed two academics, Fadi Deeb and Ahmad Al Khatib, BirZeit University, Palestine in April for a week of teaching, exchange and collaboration, reciprocating a visit by Dr Niall Keegan and Avril Mc Loughlin to Palestine earlier this year.

Cork IT turns on the style for Erasmus celebration

By eurireland Friday, 5th May 2017 | 0 comments
Cork Institute of Technology celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Erasmus Programme in style at the Second International Ball at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel in Cork city.  The event attended by over 150 people including Erasmus exchange students (including former outgoing Erasmus students), international full degree students, Erasmus academic coordinators, CIT support staff and the International Office staff was by all accounts a "lively night"!

RIA Gold Medals 2017 - Call Announced

By eurireland Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 | 0 comments
The 2017 call for nominations for the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals in the Social Sciences, the Environmental Sciences and Geosciences has been made.  In 2017, one Gold Medal will be awarded in each of the named areas.

Glenstal History Conference - details announced

By eurireland Monday, 24th April 2017 | 0 comments
The Fourth Glenstal History Conference:  The Augustinian Canons and Canonesses in Medieval Ireland will take place this summer from 30th June - 2nd July in Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co. Limerick.

ErasmusPlus Master Loan Guarantee Facility - Update

By eurireland Thursday, 20th April 2017 | 0 comments
Since the publication of the call for expression of interest on 13 February 2015, the European Investment Fund (EIF) has entered into guarantee agreements with six financial intermediaries in five countries. This corresponds to a budget allocation of €26m in guarantees and €160m in terms of loans (allowing for some 12,000 student loans).

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