The power of awarding degrees will no longer be delegated to Quality and Qualifications Ireland.
In a letter to Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor, USI also called for better supports in higher education for asylum seekers.
The nursery, founded in 1969, was the first on-site workplace creche in Ireland.
The figures are likely to raise questions about why the number has increased despite the implementation of the Trinity Education Project.
All three referendums held by DCUSU last week failed to reach a quota of 10 per cent of students' union members voting.
The country's charities watchdog has criticised the Galway University Foundation for its spending on hotels, flights and taxis.
The College announced today that a number of houses on campus will lose their hot water and heating today and tomorrow.
A government investment of €24 million will see 2,745 places created on courses in areas of 'high priority' – mostly in science and technology.
Men earn 14 per cent more than women eight years after leaving third-level education, up from a four per cent difference the year after graduation.
USI has expressed ‘supreme disappointment’ at the findings of a new Oireachtas report on direct provision.