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Fourth progress report on work of Universities Ireland

June 2005 Research project on harmonising regulations, awarding joint degrees and developing joint credit transfer arrangements between universities on the island of Ireland The draft final report of this research project, by Lewis Purser , formerly of the European University Association, is being circulated as a separate attachment (UIC????). Presidents’ comments would be gratefully received. SymposiumContinue reading Fourth progress report on work of Universities Ireland

Study on harmonising regulations, awarding joint degrees and integrating credit transfer arrangements between universities on the island of Ireland (by Lewis Purser) received by Universities Ireland Council

Within the emerging European Higher Education Area, and in response to growing competition in the international higher education arena, the universities across the island of Ireland are actively looking at ways to promote closer cooperation and collaboration among themselves. This situation has developed rapidly since 1999, as a result of the evolving political situation inContinue reading Study on harmonising regulations, awarding joint degrees and integrating credit transfer arrangements between universities on the island of Ireland (by Lewis Purser) received by Universities Ireland Council

Report on Universities Ireland seminar on Irish university links with Eastern and Southern Africa

31 March 2005 Trinity College Dublin 10.15 – 10.30 Registration 10.30 – 10.45 Welcome and opening remarks: Professor John Hegarty, Provost, Trinity College, Dublin 10.45 – 11.30 Development Issues in Africa, and Contribution of Higher Education Institutions: Mr Paud Murphy, Former World Bank Lead Education Specialist for Africa and General Secretary of HEDCO 11.30 –Continue reading Report on Universities Ireland seminar on Irish university links with Eastern and Southern Africa

E-learning as a Strategic Imperative for Universities in Ireland – A Symposium

4 November 2004 Dublin City University Universities Ireland held a symposium entitled ‘E-learning as a Strategic Imperative for Irish Universities’ in Dublin City University (DCU) on Thursday 4 November 2004. The symposium addressed the lessons of the recent international experience of e-learning in higher education and identified strategic opportunities for Irish higher education institutions, North and South, in the use ofContinue reading E-learning as a Strategic Imperative for Universities in Ireland – A Symposium

Third progress report presented to the Council of Universities Ireland

September 2004 1. Research project on the feasibility of harmonising regulations, awarding joint degrees and developing credit transfer arrangements between the nine universities on the island of Ireland A seminar in connection with this project was held in Dublin on 17 September. Researcher Lewis Purser presented his preliminary findings and there was discussion with 20Continue reading Third progress report presented to the Council of Universities Ireland

First ever meeting between Universities Ireland and Universities UK

British and Irish universities should work together on research, leadership and Europe, say University presidents Universities UK and Universities Ireland, the new body representing the nine universities on the island of Ireland, should work together on joint research projects, leadership training and common approaches to European issues, leaders of the two organisations said after their first everContinue reading First ever meeting between Universities Ireland and Universities UK

Second progress report presented to the Council of Universities Ireland

Council meeting 20 April 2004 A. Research project on the feasibility of harmonising regulations, awarding joint degrees and developing credit transfer arrangements between the nine universities on the island of Ireland Contracts were signed between Andy Pollak (representing UI) and Lewis Purser of the European University Association to carry out this 12-month research project inContinue reading Second progress report presented to the Council of Universities Ireland

Short report on US scholarship schemes to universities in Ireland, North and South

February 2004 The UK and Ireland are among the most popular destinations for US students studying abroad.  In 2001-2002, the UK was the most favoured destination, with over 30,000 American students, although only 300-400 of these came to Northern Ireland. The Republic of Ireland was the eighth most popular destination with 4,375 students (this was a 10.1% increase over theContinue reading Short report on US scholarship schemes to universities in Ireland, North and South

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern pays tribute to Universities Ireland

19 February 2004 University of Ulster, Coleraine In a wide-ranging speech at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, on the theme of partnership as the only way forward for Northern Ireland, the Taoiseach, Mr Bertie Ahern TD, paid tribute to the work of Universities Ireland and its chairman, University of Ulster Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerry McKenna. Mr Ahern said: “IContinue reading Taoiseach Bertie Ahern pays tribute to Universities Ireland

The First Universities Ireland North-South Research Project

The first U.I. North-South Research Project is on the feasibility of harmonising regulations, awarding joint degrees and developing credit transfer arrangements between the nine universities on the island of Ireland. This 12-month research project, beginning in January 2003, will be undertaken by Mr Lewis Purser, currently Programme Manager and Head of the Geneva Office ofContinue reading The First Universities Ireland North-South Research Project