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No Ivory Tower in Sight: Academic Engagement in Ireland and the UK

For many, the conventional perception of universities, as well as other higher education providers, is that they are like ‘ivory towers’. The term is defined as “a state of privileged seclusion or separation from the facts and practicalities of the real world” in an online dictionary. 437 more words

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The Different Consequences of State Funding Cuts to Irish HEIs

During the Celtic Tiger years, state investment in third level institutions in Ireland saw significant growth. This upward trend was maintained even within a short period after the collapse of the property bubble. 1,038 more words

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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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