Monthly Archives: November 2010

Education cutbacks and the web-streamed lecture

How to manage budget cuts, rising student numbers, and low-quality campus infrastructure? These are questions we’re dealing with in Ireland. There’s an emerging crisis, which this week’s student-led protests against higher fees highlighted but which has also been noted more widely in the Irish media. Funds are needed; but bondholders need to be re-paid. Of […]

China’s impact in Europe and ‘the new globalization’

Amidst all the doom and gloom in this part of the world, much of which is closely associated with a global scale shift in power as the East rises and the West continues its decline, it is an odd paradox that ‘peripheral’ places in Europe are pinning their hopes of recovery on investment from China. […]