Trends in Higher Education
‘Trends in Higher Education'– DIT Higher Education Policy Seminar Series.
Patrick M. Callan, National Centre for Public Policy and Higher Education, USA, and Ellen Hazelkorn, Director, Research and Enterprise and Dean, Graduate School, DIT
Date: Monday 17th May 2010
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, 5th Floor, DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2
June 23-24, 2008
The School of Social Sciences and Law hosted the Fourth Annual North-South Criminology Conference on the 23rd and 24th June 2008. The conference took place in DIT Aungier Street, Dublin and aimed to provide a forum for the discussion of issues of shared interest among academics, practitioners, researchers and postgraduate students from across Ireland and beyond to exchange, develop and disseminate criminological research.
The theme for the conference was Reflections on Irish Criminology North and South: Learning and Challenges for the Future. However, we also welcomed abstracts on any topic in the areas of criminology; penology; victimology; policing; criminal justice; criminal justice and human rights; criminal law; and youth offending/justice.
Aims & Objectives
To provide a forum for academic debate, discussion and dissemination of criminological research amongst academics, researchers and post-graduate students;
To consolidate and expand upon existing research links with a view to future collaborative research projects across the island of Ireland and in an international context.
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June 25-27, 2007
Around the world, higher education and higher education institutions are changing rapidly. Traditional academic cultures and relationships are being challenged, bringing new social dynamics to higher education systems and increasing diversity and differentiation within and between institutions.
Against the backdrop of these changes, the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland (DIT) is hosting an international conference on the theme: Diversity of Missions - Higher Education in the 21st Century, from 25-27 June 2007.
The conference is sponsored by the OECD Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE), the International Association of Universities (IAU), Ireland's Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Irish Universities Association (IUA).
For information and registration: http://heconference.dit.ie
Press Release Dublin 09 September 2005:
A conference on "Young People and Crime: Research, Policy and Practice in Ireland" will take place in Croke Park on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 September. Organised by the Dublin Institute of Technology’s Centre for Social and Educational Research (CSER), the conference programme includes speakers from academia, from the formal criminal justice system and from the statutory and voluntary sector, all of whom have substantial expertise in all aspects of youth criminology.
The issues surrounding young people and crime are currently the subject of very significant research, as well as policy development and implementation, in Ireland and elsewhere. This conference will deal with important social issues that have been brought into sharp focus in current debate in Ireland, including themes relating to youth justice, particularly youth custody; the delayed implementation of the Children’s Act; the lowering of the age of criminal responsibility; and Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs). The Conference will also address restorative justice from a local and national perspective.
The Honourable Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness, a Judge of the Supreme Court and President of the Law Reform Commission, will deliver the opening address on Monday afternoon. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Barry Goldson, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Liverpool and editor of Youth Justice , the leading peer reviewed journal in the UK specialising in youth crime and youth justice. Plenary speakers include expert academics, representatives from the Garda Research Unit, the National Juvenile Office, Probation and Welfare services and key experts from voluntary and community organisations. The Governor of Mountjoy Prison, John Lonergan, will make the closing remarks.
The 150 conference participants will include academics, policy makers, representatives from the community, voluntary and statutory sector as well as representatives from the legal field and the media. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to address some of the most pertinent contemporary issues within the general arena of youth crime in Ireland, and will provide for analysis and discussion across the various sectors present.
The conference starts at 2pm on Monday 12 September and concludes on Tuesday 13th at 5.30pm.Back to top