Category Archives: Education

University rankings

  The pros and cons of ranking campuses. Each year, the Times Higher Education magazine (THE) ranks the most successful 200 universities, which are considered as representing roughly the top 1 per...

Skills for the future

A follow up to the 2006 skills strategy, Success through Skills 2 prepares for a future where 90 per cent of jobs will require formal qualifications and a highly skilled workforce. This...

Programme update

agendaNi tracks the Programme for Government’s main commitments on skills and checks what has been achieved or not to date. A highly skilled and flexible workforce is one of the ingredients for...

Colleges look to the future

Leading representatives from Northern Ireland’s six colleges discuss the future of further and higher education, and highlight its importance to economic development. The College STEM Initiative (CSI) is the colleges’ main initiative...

Communities of discovery

“Counter-productive” government policy is causing problems for teachers and the entire education sector, Frank Coffield told delegates at the Learning and Skills Development Agency conference in April. After 42 years as a...