Education institutes sign research pact

Ireland“A major agreement to boost research and innovation in the Border, Midland and Western (BMW) region has been signed in Athlone by the heads of seven higher education institutions. This is the first time the third-level sector has come together to adopt a BMW-wide approach to research and innovation. The institutes of technology in Athlone, Dundalk, Galway-Mayo, Letterkenny and Sligo, together with NUI Galway and St Angela’s College, Sligo, will combine their strengths under the auspices of Líonra, the higher education network in the region. The initiative follows the move by UCD and Trinity to merge their research programmes earlier this year …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 19 June]

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