Planned strike action by staff at the Dundalk Institute of Technology has been called off after management committed to pursue Technological University status.
The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has announced that a contract has been awarded by the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) of the European Commission for an economic review to be conducted on increasing future sustainability of higher and further education provision in Ireland.
Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) launched the National Academic Integrity Network on Thursday 14 November in response to the growing trend of students using online “essay mills” and paying for bespoke assignments, essays and, sometimes, theses which it says is a threat to the integrity of Irish higher education.
Over the next three years, a 90 million Euro fund is to be allocated to technological universities (TU’s) across Ireland.
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have called on the government to break the barriers to third level education.