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To do how much more with how much less? A review of the QQI review

Recently, the QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) published a report entitled ‘Quality in an era of diminishing resources’, which was commissioned to provide a thematic overview of the commentary in institution-led quality review reports on the impact of the reduction in funding to institutions on the quality of learning and teaching in the Irish higher education system over the seven-year period from 2008-2015. 621 more words

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Impact of the Economic Crisis on European Universities

Across Europe, countries have implemented different policies and practices to deal with the economic crisis of 2007. Those policies and practices, in consequence, have different impacts on the higher education sector. 337 more words

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The Changing State of Knowledge Exchange

In a previous blog, which was posted indeed quite a while ago, I presented some preliminary results from a working paper we did on the state of knowledge exchange between academics and their stakeholder in Ireland (see full paper at SSRN: … 598 more words

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Australian H&MR Research Facts

Funding health & medical research in Australia


  • $5.9 billion is spent on health and medical research (H&MR) in Australia each year
  • 18% of all Australian Research and Development…
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Universities and Global Rankings: Linking University Performance with National Economy

Nowadays, the launch of the global university rankings has become more like a cultural event, widely reported by mainstream media and hotly debated by academics and policy makers. 1,510 more words

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The Connected University: Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions and their Knowledge Exchange Activities

In this blog, I provide a summary of the working paper we have done on measuring the intensity and diversity of academic engagement with stakeholders in knowledge exchange activities in Ireland. 1,147 more words

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We need to take collective charge of teaching and learning in higher education

With a teaching excellence framework underway in the UK, we’re again debating how to measure teaching quality in higher education institutions. I think we can benefit from taking a close look at what has happened to the teaching profession, and take some clues from that as to how to develop a collective response towards current efforts aimed at standardising teaching and learning in higher education. 482 more words

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