Time to learn new lessons

With summer and winter degree courses, colleges could double the number of students including high-paying undergraduates from overseas, writes Conall Ó Móráin.

8th June, 2014
Leaving Cert pressure: do we really have to have such a brutal ‘points race’? Picture: Photocall

A little over two years ago I interviewed the then president of University College Dublin (UCD), Dr Hugh Brady, when the college was announcing the opening of a joint venture with the Beijing University of Technology that established the Chinese capital’s first international university.

This was, according to Brady, essentially a bridgehead to attract more Chinese students to Ireland as well as giving a small number of Dublin-based UCD students the opportunity to...

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