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Can we really measure research supervisory quality?

Originally posted on Brian M. Lucey:
Research metrics are fraught with danger. Usually they are dangerous when they are abused. We can measure the citation history of a paper but that tells us little beyond its citation history. We can measure…

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DCU union supports Tyndall staff

The DCU SIPTU Section Committee, representing all grades of staff at the University, has voted to express its support for colleagues at the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork, in their dispute over the status of their employment.

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Nobel winner: publishing tyranny makes bad science

Measuring academics’ work by means of publication in top scientific journals is part of a “tyranny” that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner.

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Video: First Defend the University forum at DCU

Staff from DCU, Trinity College and UCD, along with students, were among a strong attendance at the first Defend the University event on October 23rd.

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Sign up to Defend the Irish University

The Irish university is in crisis, through massive under-funding combined with commercialisation and managerialism. Sign these principles to help defend higher education in Ireland.

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Universities as bootcamps for profit

Not all economists are of the opinion that the role of the university is solely to serve the interests of employers in the so-called knowledge economy. Here, Brian M. Lucey and Charles Larkin write about the takeover of Irish universities … Continue reading

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Public pay cuts risk 10,000 jobs, says NERI

Public sector payroll cuts of €1bn are likely to amount to actual savings of €250m, and to cost 5,000 to 10,000 jobs, half of them in the private sector, says NERI. Read the summary here (pdf).

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