EXTERNAL reviews (organised by IUQB)
In 2009, following consultation with a range of key stakeholders, IUQB finalised the process for the second cycle of IUQB reviews. This process, which will operate in accordance with national legislation and agreed European Standards and Guidelines (ESG), is entitled: Institutional Reviews of Irish Universities (IRIU) and will be undertaken from Autumn 2009.
To date, four of the seven Irish universities have undergone IRIU. The reviewer report of University College Dublin was approved for publication by the IUQB Board in June 2011 and is available here.
Details of the Review teams selected to undertake the IRIUs of the University of Limerick (scheduled for December 2011), Trinity College Dublin (scheduled for March 2012) and University College Cork (scheduled for December 2012) are provided below.
In September 2011 the IUQB Board considered and approved a mid-cycle analysis of the fitness for purpose, impact and outcomes of the IRIU Process 2009-2011. The analysis is available here.
The schedule of reviews for the IRIU process, alongside the IRIU Handbook and the IRIU briefing notes are also available below.
NUIM Review team1.pdf (0.37 MB, Adobe PDF)
NUI Maynooth (2009 - 2010)
View the NUIM Review Team
IRIU_1 summary_report_NUIM.pdf Full Report (including University's Response)
Dublin City University (2010)
View the DCU Review Team
DCU Review team2.pdf (0.35 MB, Adobe PDF)Summary Report
IRIU_3 DCU_SUMMARY.pdf (0 MB, Adobe PDF)Full Report (including University's Response)
NUI Galway (2010-2011)
View the NUI Galway Review Team
NUI_Galway_Review_Team NUIG Review Team.pdf (0.12 MB, Adobe PDF)
University College Dublin (2011)
View the UCD Review Team
UCD_Review_Team UCD Reviewer biogs.pdf (0.16 MB, Adobe PDF)Summary Report
UCD-IRIU_Summary_Report UCD_IRIU_Summary_Report.pdf (0.66 MB, Adobe PDF)Full Report (including University's Response)
UCD-IRIU_Full_Report UCD_IRIU_Full_Report.pdf (1.33 MB, Adobe PDF)
University of Limerick (2011-12)
View the UL Review Team
UL IRIU Review Team IRIU of UL Reviewer profiles.pdf (0.86 MB, Adobe PDF)
Trinity College Dublin (2012)
View the TCD Review Team
TCD-IRIU_Review_Team TCD-IRIU_Review_Team.pdf (0.16 MB, Adobe PDF)
View the IRIU Handbook, 2009IRIU Handbook_2009_published IRIU_2.pdf (1.13 MB, Adobe PDF)
View the Schedule of ReviewsIRIU_Schedule IRIU Review Schedule.pdf (0.11 MB, Adobe PDF)
IRIU Briefing Notes
View the IRIU Reviewer Briefing Notes
Jan 2010 IRIU Reviewer Briefing.pdf (0.48 MB, Adobe PDFView the IRIU University Briefing Notes
Reviews Processes explained in Diagrammatic form