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Controversial Confucius Centre Due to Open Amidst Sudden Changes in Funding Use

The controversial UCD Confucius Centre is finally scheduled to be completed this September having run at least €4.8 million over budget. The project originally started in 2014 is now two years behind schedule as has been a frequent source of…

UCD and China: Visits and Events Roundup for 2017

The College Tribune has been recently reporting on UCD President Andrew Deeks’ alumni tours to Australia and China. While UCD’s links with China have grown over the past number of years, Deeks has been accelerating these developments. Information about his…

President Deeks Travels to Meet Chinese Vice Minister of Education over Confucius Centre “Progress”

UCD President Andrew Deeks last month met the Chinese vice minister for Education Hao Ping in China, and reportedly discussed “the progress of the construction project” on the UCD campus.   The UCD Confucius Centre is currently being built beside…

Editorial: The Confucius Centre Controversy

The editorial of a newspaper is a space and opportunity for the editor to express the opinions of the publication, generally on a pertinent topic in recent news. I feel there will be little revelations more pressing to UCD students…

President Deeks Claims Confucius Overrun “Will Not Impact” other Campus Projects

  UCD college President Andrew Deeks has issued a statement to staff on the Confucius Institute building revelations, claiming the increased €4.1 million UCD bill will “not impact on other capital projects on campus”. The university head said the “remarkable” project…