Irish centre still going

June 21, 2002

Queen's University's Institute of Irish Studies is not to close ("Irish institute could close", THES , June 7). It is to be reinvigorated with significant extra resources that will allow it to draw on a wider fund of expertise from inside and outside the university. This university is a major player in Irish studies, and the changes planned for the institute will ensure that Queen's enhances its reputation further.

Byzantine studies, which recently won a £1 million grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, is not under threat, either, and ancient history and philosophy will remain part of the Queen's portfolio of subjects for teaching and research.

George Bain
Queen's University, Belfast

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns