Research Funding Data

Posted in Research on September 21st, 2017 by steve

IrelandJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of SMEs that have undertaken applied research in conjunction with a funded agency or institution under the aegis of her Department in each of the past ten years, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 20 September]

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Higher Education Institutions: Research Infrastructure

Posted in Research on September 21st, 2017 by steve

IrelandJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has requested an analysis of the status of research infrastructure within higher education institutes, HEIs; his plans for reviewing and funding strategic development plans in the HEIs; if he has carried out an analysis of the impact on HEIs of the potential withdrawal of UK HEIs from EU funding programmes; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dail written answers, 20 September]

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University rankings highlights need for greater emphasis on research – Lawless

Posted in Governance and administration, Research on September 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Research and Development James Lawless TD says the publication of the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings highlights the need for a greater emphasis to be placed on developing Ireland’s third level research sector …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 7 September]

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Lawless urges Minister to bring CERN talks to Cabinet

Posted in Research on August 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Science, Technology, Research & Development James Lawless TD has urged Minister Francis Fitzgerald to accelerate the process of Ireland joining CERN. Membership of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has major benefits for the research and development sector in Ireland yet no progress has been made by the Government in joining the organisation …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 22 August]

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Third Level Admissions Data: Projected Student Numbers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 8th, 2017 by steve

IrelandJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his projections for growth in higher education student numbers over the next decade; the way in which he proposes that demand will be met; the projected costings involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 6 July]

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Lawless calls for greater oversight of universities – Fianna Fáil

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Science, Technology, Research & Development James Lawless says the Government must consider proposals to increase the level of oversight into financial governance at Irish universities …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 26 May]

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Third Level Funding: Early Career Academics

Posted in Governance and administration on April 6th, 2017 by steve

IrelandJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the fact that the shortfall in central funding to universities, in addition to the lack of overlap between funding schemes for academic posts and research staff, is narrowing options for early career stage academics and may lead to a loss of domestic talent; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 5 April]

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What’s the point of an arts degree?

Posted in Teaching on April 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A chara, – I note with interest a feature in your paper on the utility of the arts degree (Carl O’Brien, ‘What’s the point of an arts degree’, Analysis, March 18th). Once the default choice of many school-leavers, the BA now faces competition and sometimes displacement from BSc, BComm and many competing disciplines …” (more)

[James Lawless, Irish Times, 3 April]

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Third Level Reform

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2017 by steve

IrelandJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the actions being taken in his Department on third level reform, as outlined in his Department’s strategy statement for 2016 to 2019 …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 1 March]

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Third Level Funding: PRTLI

Posted in Research on December 9th, 2016 by steve

IrelandJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of funding for the programme for research in third level institutions PRTLI; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 7 December]

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Third Level Funding – PRTLI

Posted in Research on November 21st, 2016 by steve

IrelandJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total funding allocated to the programme for research in third level institutions in the period 2010 to 2016 annually in tabular form; the programme funding that has been allocated in 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dail written answers, 17 November]

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University Global Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on October 5th, 2016 by steve

IrelandJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings which show no Irish university in the top 200 globally ranked universities; his plans to address this via a significant capital and research programme at least equivalent to the previous five-year funding cycle of the programme for research in third-level institutions or otherwise; his plans to commit investment in the recurrent grant to higher education; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 4 October]

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