Closer third-level collaboration on research sought

Ireland“Closer collaboration between third-level colleges is essential if Ireland is to build on its position as a global centre for research and learning, Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe said yesterday. The Minister said successful bids for research funding must demonstrate close co-operation and efficient resource sharing. He was speaking at a sod-turning ceremony for the new humanities and social sciences building in NUI Maynooth. The Minister said the €300 million investment under cycle five of research funding for third level was the largest single investment by the State in research …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 6 May]

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