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25 July 2021  

New Publications


Foreign language learning and Ireland’s ‘Languages Connect’ strategy: reflections following a symposium on perspectives for higher education

NUI Foreign Language LearningIn this publication, a range of contributors from Higher Education provide responses to and perspectives on the challenges posed by Languages Connect: Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017-2026.

This publication follows a one-day NUI symposium organised in collaboration with the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at University College Cork (UCC) on 27th November 2018.

Contributors include Dr Attracta Halpin, Registrar, NUI; Dr Jenny Bruen, Dublin City University, DCU; Professor Michael Brophy, UCD; Dr Martin Howard, UCC and Professor Leigh Oakes, Queen Mary College, London; Dr Clive Earls, MU; Dr Éamon Ó’Cófaigh, NUI Galway and Professor Mary Gallagher, UCD.

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Lorg na Leabhar. A Festchrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach

Lorg Na_Leabhar Cover GraphicEdited by Caoimhín Breatnach, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail and Gordon Ó Riain

Lorg na Leabhar contains a collection of essays to honour the enormous contribution by Professor Pádraig A. Breatnach to learning in a diverse range of fields including Medieval Latin, Early Modern Irish, palaeography, literary history, eighteenth-century verse, and Modern Irish literature and language. The contributors engage with written material relating to Early, Medieval and Modern Irish as well as with oral traditions in Gaelic-speaking areas of Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.

This collection of essays is published by the National University of Ireland in honour of Professor Pádraig A. Breatnach who was Editor of the NUI journal Éigse: a Journal of Irish Studies from 1986 to 2010.

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The Kantian University: Worldwide triumph and growing insecurity

NUI Marginson GraphicIn this paper, Simon Marginson, Professor of International Higher Education at the University of Oxford argues that today’s universities are dealing with insecurities that arise from a desire to be multiversities, delivering on an ever-expanding range of fronts for society. In his view there is a risk of inefficiency in this model, and a concern that the multiversity may lose command of its own destiny as it becomes accountable to a growing number and range of stakeholders.

To understand the inner motors of universities – what holds them together – Marginson argues that one must go back to the work of German philosophers Kant and Von Humboldt in the eighteenth century and to Cardinal John Henry Newman’s 1852 Idea of a University, a century later. Given the remarkable global spread of universities, Professor Marginson suggests that society must acknowledge them to be one of the most successful and enduring social forms created by humanity. In his view, Newman’s intellectual ideas – formed in Dublin – and Kant’s idea of enlightenment continue to be responsible for shaping universities today.

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A Review and Evaluation of the NUI Uversity collaborative model of higher education provision through the MA in Creative Process

NUI Review Uversity Graphic Uversity was a Recognised College of the National University of Ireland from 2013 to 2018 and during this period, Uversity worked in partnership with twenty-four leading higher education institutions on the island of Ireland to offer a Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Process. This degree programme was delivered to international students for three academic years from 2014-2017.

NUI is pleased to publish this report by compiled by the research team at EQI (The Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection) at the Institute of Education, Dublin City University.

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The Significance of International Student Mobility in Students’ Strategies at Third Level in Ireland

by Aline Courtois

Lia Fail Graphic The Significance of International Student Mobility in Students’ Strategies at Third Level in Ireland is a disccusion paper prepared by Dr Aline Courtois who was NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Social Sciences from 2014-2016.

This study examines outgoing student mobility and demonstrates that it brings a number of benefits at individual, institutional, regional and national levels. The majority of students reported having a positive experience with many reporting increased self-confidence, and automy, as well as improved intercultural and interpersonal skills. However, Dr Courtois’s research found that many students reported differing views on the ‘quality’ – particularly the academic quality – of their time spent abroad. There were significant findings on such factors as the levels of institutional support available to outgoing students and also the cost barriers of an additional year abroad as part of a degree programme.

The National University of Ireland held a seminar on 5 December 2017 in the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland to launch the publication.

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pdf Discussion Paper (1.72MB)     pdf Executive Summary (1.20MB)


Inside NUI 2016-2017

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Inside NUI 2016-17 is designed to showcase the work of the National University of Ireland, and its achievements, ambitions and developments. It opens the door to NUI, offering information about the governance and structure of the University, the role NUI plays in supporting its member institutions, how NUI promotes scholars and scholarship, and the work conducted by NUI staff in providing services to students, graduates, staff, and academics across the University community.

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Inside NUI 2015

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Lia Fáil Irisleabhar Gaeilge Ollscoil na hÉireann

by Liam Mac Mathúna

Lia Fail Graphic On Thursday, 21 March 2013 in National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square President Michael D. Higgins launched a facsimile reproduction of Lia Fáil Irisleabhar Gaeilge Ollscoil na hÉireann. This is a journal of modern Irish studies edited by Douglas Hyde when Professor of Irish in UCD and originally published by NUI.

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The Role of the University at a time of Intellectual Crisis

President Michael D. Higgins Cover Page The Role of the University at a time of Intellectual Crisis

At a ceremony in St Patrick's Hall, Dublin Castle on Wednesday, 25 January, the Chancellor of the National University of Ireland, Dr Maurice Manning conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on the President of Ireland, His Excellency, Michael D. Higgins.

Following the conferring, the President addressed the gathering. The large attendance in St Patrick’s Hall included representatives of the Government, the Council of State, the judiciary, the diplomatic corps, in addition to members of the four NUI constituent universities and other Irish universities. Notable amongst the attendants were many former colleagues of the President from NUI Galway where he lectured in the Department of Sociology for over thirty years.  National cultural institutions and the media were also represented

Copies also available from NUI 49 Merrion Square Dublin 2

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