Universities think big with merger plans

“Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin have taken institutional collaboration to a whole new level with their joint decision to form an Innovation Alliance. In time it will bind together much of their scientific research activity, but more importantly will create a new kind of science and engineering graduate, one as well versed in business and finance as in technology. In effect, the deal is all about building an international reputation for Ireland as a place where scientific creativity flourishes and where the resulting innovative ideas are turned into commercial opportunities and high tech jobs. The universities hope to accomplish this by deepening a range of shared research activities to increase the level of discovery …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 13 March]

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