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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

The First Universities Ireland North-South International Officers Seminar

The first Universities Ireland seminar of international affairs officers of the nine universities was held in Dublin City University on 17 December 2003. All the universities were represented, together with the director of the International Education Board Ireland, Mr John Lynch. The seminar followed a conference the previous May in County Cavan – ‘International Education:Continue reading The First Universities Ireland North-South International Officers Seminar