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academia Producing Anxiety in the Neoliberal University
This paper presents a theoretical analysis of the neoliberal production of anxiety in academic faculty members …
Academics! You've got to fight for your right to job security Academics! You’ve got to fight for your right to job security
1st  December 2015, Myka Abramson and Harry Stopes
SIPTU survey finds academic staff in DCU concerned by workload and precarious jobs
4th December 2015
palgrave Rethinking the Role and Purpose of Higher Education
http://www.palgrave.com/page/ronaldo-munck/
The Increasingly Precarious Life of an Academic
13th May 2015, Peter McGuire
Nicolas Longtin-Martel University protests around the world: a fight against commercialisation
25th March 2015, Rebecca Ratcliffe
Defend the University supported USI mass rally for Education as a Public Good on 8th October Defend the University supported USI mass rally for Education as a Public Good.…October 2014
The Observer The sorry story of university marketisation in England….October 2014
Defend the University responds to Grant Thornton on the state of higher education Teaching Unions Respond to USI Call for Support for Day of Action on 8th October
Siptu Liberty online-logo We Must Defend Our Universities… Liberty, June 2014
Defend the University responds to Grant Thornton on the state of higher education Defend the University responds to Grant Thornton on the state of higher education… May 2014
DCU student council on behalf of 12000 students endorses the Charter in Defence of the Irish University The Irish Federation of University Teachers Annual Delegate Conference calls  to  support the Defend the University Charter for action… May 2014
NERI Seminar: Funding Options for Higher Education NERI Seminar: Funding Options for Higher Education
16 th April 2014, 4pm, INTO Learning Centre, 38 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 
We need to talk about Higher Education We Need to Talk about Higher Education
March 2014, Austin Delaney &Tom Healy, NERI Working Paper 
The business of higher education
25th February 2014, Louise Holden
Nicolas Longtin-Martel Meet the new breed of fat cat: the university vice-chancellor
3 March 2014, Aditya Chakrabortty
From Academic Freedom to Academic Capitalism
15th February 2014, Diane Reay, University of Cambridge
The Future of third-level
15th February 2014, Louise Holden
Time for a Debate on Higher Education Time for a Debate on Higher Education
7th February 2014, Tom Healy
At the heart of the higher education debate Pay is the front line in a fight over the future
6th February 2014, The Times Higher Education
The College Tribune Saving the Irish University
28th January 2014, Amy Walsh
The College View.com CRC vote to support Defend the University Charter
18th December 2013, Ciara Moore
Independent thinking is best way for universities to serve us Independent thinking is best way for universities to serve us
19th December 2013, Professor Brian Lucey and Professor Ronnie Munck
DCU student council on behalf of 12000 students endorses the Charter in Defence of the Irish University DCU student council on behalf of 12000 students endorses the Charter in Defence of the Irish University
12th December 2013
Nicolas Longtin-Martel James Mc Cash: students in Britain back university workers demands
7th December 2013
Nicolas Longtin-Martel John Harris: University of Strife: could it happen in Ireland?
6th December 2013
Nicolas Longtin-Martel “Going to university is about more than  acquiring job skills”
Jackson Lears raises real questions about the utilitarian assumptions underlying the reform agenda
Nicolas Longtin-Martel “Students in Quebec are closely watching what is happening in Ireland”
says Nicolas Longtin-Martel, doing his Masters in French Literature at the Université de Montréal
Irish Independent Business focus ‘threatens universities’
Irish Independent, Katherine Donnelly, 26 November 2013
Formal Launch of Defend the University, Left to Right: Ronnie Munck, Louise O'Reilly, Jens Vraa-Jensen, Rose Malone, Mike Jennings Formal launch of Defend the University
The joint SIPTU and IFUT charter for action against the corporatization of Irish universities was formally launched on November 25th, 2013.
The Sunday Times Universities Becoming ‘Profit-Making Institutions’
The Irish Times, Dick Ahlstrom, November 25, 2013
The Sunday Business Post Defining the Idea of the University
by Ronnie Munck, November 24, 2013
The College View.com Academics push to end economic approach to education
A DCU professor has called for the aim of the university system to be rethought before it becomes tied to economic interests…
The College View.com Marketisation & managerialism is destroying Irish higher education
Almost one hundred years after Patrick Pearse said that “we have no education system, and only in isolated places have we any..
 The Irish Times  Third-level education is a ‘confidence trick and scam’, forum told
Prof Mary Gallagher of UCD makes claim at launch of charter against commercialisation of universities.
 DCU Union - website home page image Video: First Defend the University forum at DCU
Staff from DCU, Trinity College and UCD, along with students, were among a strong attendance at the first Defend the University event..
 DCU Union - website home page image US support for charter underlines role of academic labour
Welcome support for the Defend the University charter has come via the US’s Labor and Working-Class History Association.
 Siptu Liberty online-logo DCU is a place of learning not just enterprise
SIPTU Education Sector Organiser, Louise O’Reilly, responds to a call by  the president of Dublin City University.. 
 A University Blog The university debate
Over the next while this blog will host occasional contributions to the debate about the future of the university.
 The Chronicle of Higher Education A Machiavellian Guide to Destroying Public Universities in 12 Easy Steps
As a general rule those who wish to win favor with a prince offer him the things they most …
 The Irish Times - website Tough times for third-level lecturers
Lecturers, and budding lecturers, should be thrilled. Demand for college places is rising exponentially.
  Brian M. Lucey Universities are not Innovation Bootcamps
Irish universities remits and units are shrinking in most areas, with one exception it seems.