Advanced scientific research to get €60m in funding

“The Tánaiste has announced funding worth more than €60 million in support of advanced scientific research. The mix of State and private sector money will back three large research centres based at University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and NUI Galway. The five-year funding announced yesterday comes via the State-backed Science Foundation Ireland. It will contribute €45.7 million, while private sector companies will add a further €14.5 million. The money will go into ‘CSETs’, Centres for Science, Engineering and Technology. These are large-scale investments designed specifically to encourage and support linkages between academic researchers and companies …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 18 December]

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