Study in Ireland?

Many Irish Americans read recent articles on how easy it is to find a job in Dublin in one of the American Tech companies such as Google or eBay or Hubspot. It’s almost impossible to get hired by one of these companies in America. The competition is insane. So some people consider doing an MBA in Ireland to get an even better chance to get hired by Google. So let’s see what it’s like to study in Ireland for a higher degree.

You would not believe how inexpensive it is over there. Right now, I’m studying at the University of Limerick, or rather, I’m getting ready to do so, but there are so many more options in Ireland. This country is also really a great destination for experienced business professionals looking to earn an MBA degree. Let’s take a closer look.

Studying in Ireland

All over the world, Ireland’s extensive and famous history of academic excellence is acknowledged. Reaching back as far as the Middle Ages, Ireland always has been known for its strong educational strength and has one of the best academic reputations in the western world.

Despite economic situations during the past decade, respective governments have persisted in regarding quality education as a crucial objective, and they have continued to invest heavily in the educational areas. This attitude has generated one of the greatest schooling participation levels across the world. According to a recent IMD World Competitiveness Report, the education system in Ireland belongs to the very best worldwide. (more…)

Excellence in Education: The Making Of Great Schools

Consider just a few of these issues: safe schools, how to better integrate technology into the curriculum, extending the school day and the school year, how much homework is too much, figuring out successful strategies to develop community-based schools, finding foreign language and science teachers, managing gender disparities in achievement and coping with testing. So let’s take a look at Excellence in Education: The Making Of Great Schools.

Sound familiar? These concerns have been the stuff of staff development meetings and educational administrator conferences here for years, as teachers, principals and superintendents struggle to adjust to an ever more demanding, and swiftly changing educational environment.

What’s different in this comprehensive and scholarly book, obviously destined for academic and policy-making circles, is that the educational system in question is that of the United Kingdom, which has in recent years been as convulsed by upheavals as our own system.