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Survey says 79% of international students have a positive student experience

A survey of the student experience of some 40,000 students in 27 Irish higher education institutions (HEIs) reveals that 78.6% of international students are generally positive about their teaching and learning experiences.

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Pointers for the January 2020 intake

International students who wish to study at EduCo’s Irish partner institutions Technological University Dublin, Dublin City University, IT Sligo and Maynooth University should now be completing their requirements in order to meet the mid-December deadline.

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How Ireland’s universities prepare students to be job-ready

With the unemployment rate in Ireland at 4.4% – its lowest level since 2005 – international students have a great chance of landing a job after graduation.

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Maynooth graduates land prestigious jobs in research and finance

Chinese international students Long Cheng and Wanjun Yang both completed their respective degrees at Maynooth University. Now they are embarking on their professional career in Ireland.

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Continuing international students to benefit from new online visa renewal

International students of TU Dublin, Dublin City University and Maynooth University will now have access to the new online visa renewal system effective 26 August, to coincide with the start of the academic year.

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Survey says international students prefer degrees in computer science, business and engineering

A survey of the programs preferred by international students in EduCo-partner institutions – IT Sligo, Maynooth University, Dublin City University and TU Dublin – revealed that majority of the students are studying bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in computer science, business and engineering.

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Ireland records 45% growth among non-EEA students

Attracting and Retaining International Students, a report released by the European Migration Network has revealed that Ireland grew its international students from non-EEA (non-European Economic Area) countries by 45% over a five-year period from 2013 to 2017.

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Opportunities in Europe’s Emerald Isle

More and more international students are choosing to study in Ireland, a country renowned for its educational offering and soon to be the only English-speaking member of the European Union.

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Studying for a Master’s degree in Ireland: Guidelines for int'l students with a 3-year Bachelor's degree

Navigating through the international education system is never easy especially for students who are on their initial year in a new country. EduCo Ireland Managing Director Jacob Kestner encourages education agents to inform students and guide them in the process. “Our education agents are already doing a fantastic job especially with our pathway programs, which…

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How MU’s €2.8M grant will benefit international students

International students will benefit from a number of high-impact innovation projects that Maynooth University is developing to transform student experiences, build competitiveness and deliver value for the education sector after the university has received a €2.8M grant from the Innovation and Transformation Program 2018. Maynooth University has developed a range of new, future-oriented programs for…

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Maynooth provides an avenue for int'l student bloggers

Maynooth University has been providing international students with an outlet to share their experiences through the MU International Student Blog. This brings together the university’s international student bloggers who share their experiences of Irish culture. Kicking off this month are stories of how international students are settling in, their initial expectations vis-à-vis the actual experience…

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Maynooth wins Best New Postgraduate Course

Maynooth University, Ireland’s only university town, won the coveted gradireland Higher Education Awards 2019 in the Best New Postgraduate Course category for its MSc Design Innovation (Food) degree program in the Department of Design Innovation. The awards committee cited the program for “creating world-class capability in insight-led innovation and design thinking.” The university’s four other…

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Computer Science & Software Engineering program comes with 6-month industry placement and a major project

International students of Maynooth University who enrol in a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering through Arts will be assured of a 6-month industry placement and a chance to work on a major project in their final year. They will also enjoy the huge benefit of mixing computer science with arts subjects…

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3 int'l students at Maynooth win prestigious design award

Three international students in the Erasmus programme of Maynooth University’s Department of Design Innovation garnered one of the top prizes in the 2018 RSA Student Design Awards participated in by hundreds of university students – enrolled in 130 different courses – from 27 countries across 4 continents. Franziska Schranz from Austria and Jon Schwarzmann and…

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Harnessing students’ creativity with the power of computers

From the simplest of tasks like password recovery to identifying credit fraud in real time, to solving everyday management issues like garbage collection and traffic violations, artificial intelligence and robotics will continue to enhance quality of life. Artificial intelligence – defined by Encyclopaedia Britannica as the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform…

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MU, the only Irish uni with EnergyPods

Maynooth University (MU) has just installed EnergyPods inside its University Library and its Access Office, thanks to the grand prize-winning proposal submitted by freshman Brian Crinion (BSc in Robotics and Intelligent Devices) in the 2017 MU Library Innovation Awards competition. MU is the first university in Ireland to offer these state-of-the-art chairs to students. The…

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Global Video Editor Shane Creevy credits MU for career success

MU alumnus Shane Creevy is an outstanding Global Video Editor at Storyful—an international social intelligence and news agency—thanks to MU’s arts programme. He shares, “Friends I met opened up various intellectual parts of my world. At Maynooth, I was constantly learning and bouncing off [ideas with] other people. It brings you that much further along.”…

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How international students can adapt to higher education coursework

Many students around the world aspire to take their undergraduate and graduate degrees outside their home countries. The exposure to new cultures, the potential for new friendships, and the avenues for personal growth and development unique to international instruction are among their motivations for studying abroad. Some non-English-speaking students, however, need assistance in qualifying for…

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What international students say about Maynooth’s foundation programme

“I’ve been speaking English since I was a little kid, but I found out that there’s so much more to learn about the language.” This is how Zumredah, an international student from Iraq, describes her experience, thus far, under the International Foundation Programme of Maynooth University. She has also been enjoying her Intercultural Communications and…

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Maynooth University is world's #49 and Ireland's #1 in Young University Rankings

Maynooth University is now among the world’s top 50 youngest universities, according to the UK-based Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings. It remarkably rose from 68th last year to 49th this year and is the only Irish university to break into the top 50 list. Maynooth University particularly scored well in the areas of…

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