Ten ideas that will create a better science strategy

Posted in Research on September 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Government is due to deliver its strategic plan for State investment in scientific and humanities research this month, with most commentators stressing this had better come before we descend into a general election …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 28 September]


Minister knows importance of research goes beyond economic benefits

Posted in Research on August 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Does Ireland have a future conducting research and making important world-class discoveries? The answer will depend on success in devising a strategy for building an international reputation for research …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 4 August]

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Research excellence needs a funding plan

Posted in Research on November 12th, 2012 by steve

“The Government’s new emphasis on ‘impact’ has consequences for the quality of research projects. The Government has failed to put in place a clearly defined policy on research, one decoupled from budgets …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 12 November]

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