Key Covid-19 Research Funding Announcement Welcomed by Universities

Posted in Research on April 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Universities Association welcomes the announcement of €5 million in funding grants to key COVID-19 research and innovation projects by Minister Heather Humphreys today. 26 ground-breaking research projects have been funded today (26th April), 21 by the Health Research Board/Irish Research Council and a further 5 by the Science Foundation Ireland/Enterprise Ireland/IDA Ireland …” (more)

[IUA, 29 April]

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Universities across Ireland in all-island collaboration

Posted in Governance and administration on April 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Presidents and Vice-Chancellors of ten universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have met at Queen’s University Belfast. At this meeting, all universities confirmed their commitment to collaborating, on an all-island basis, across a broad range of research and education initiatives …” (more)

[IUA, 12 April]

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WIT’s management of company sale criticised in report

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 13th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The State’s financial watchdog has criticised how Waterford Institute of Technology managed the development and subsequent sale of a campus company called FeedHenry Limited for €63.5m. The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) said that due to the potential value of the technology …” (more)

[Ingrid Miley, RTÉ News, 13 November]

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Government investment in Research and Development amounts to over €750m in 2018 – Minister Halligan

Posted in Research on October 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation and Research and Development, John Halligan TD, has welcomed the latest figures on Government investment in research and development (R&D) published today by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, which show that over €750m is estimated to have been invested in R&D in 2018 …” (more)

[Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, 5 October]

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Minister Bruton leads Education and Trade Mission to Malaysia and Indonesia

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Enterprise Ireland education mission to include the signing of several new bilateral agreements between Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Malaysian and Indonesian universities. The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, will today lead a five day Enterprise Ireland education mission to Indonesia (17th and 18th September 2018) and Malaysia (19th-21st September 2018) …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 15 September]

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Green light for agri-tech global hub at Tralee IT

Posted in Research on December 17th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A new global agri-tech centre of excellence has been given the green light following the announcement of €5m in funding from Enterprise Ireland. The venture, the first of its type in Ireland, will be developed with the Institute of Technology Tralee and Kerry-based dairy equipment manufacturing company Dairymaster, with the support of Kerry County Council …” (more)

[Majella O’Sullivan, Independent, 16 December]

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Budget 2017: More allocated for scientific and humanities research

Posted in Research on October 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Departments of Jobs and of Education have both receive additional money to spend on scientific and humanities research. The Jobs allocation will see Science Foundation Ireland receive a 3.5% increase to €162.5 million, and Enterprise Ireland will have €122 million to invest in research supports, up 3.7% …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 11 October]

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Former EI CEO Frank Ryan appointed chair of Athlone Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on April 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Former CEO of Enterprise Ireland Frank Ryan has been appointed chairman of the governing body of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). Ryan succeeds Paul Breen who was in the role from 2006 …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 27 April]

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International research: if you’re not in you can’t win

Posted in Research on April 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The International Research Organisation review panel is considering if Ireland should stump up cash to join research bodies. Most times a deal too good to be true really is and can be dismissed. But every now and then a good deal genuinely is a good deal and should be grabbed with both hand …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 20 April]

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WIT expands university partnership in Brazil

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“During the Enterprise Ireland led education mission late last year, Brazil announced that it is more than doubling the number of undergraduate scholarships to Ireland this year …” (more)

[Munster Express, 28 January]

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Poor language skills of Irish workers barrier to export market growth – Sinnamon

Posted in Life on November 26th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Irish people’s language skills are one of the main obstacles to Irish companies getting the most out of the growing Chinese market, Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon has said …” (more)

[Gavin McLoughlin, Independent, 26 November]

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Taoiseach to launch €5m technology centre in Cork

Posted in Research on November 21st, 2014 by steve

Ireland“An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today launch a €5 million technology centre in Cork designed to create new business opportunities for Irish financial services and technology companies through addressing governance and compliance issues …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 21 November]

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Minister English visits India to highlight education and research opportunities in Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, is currently on a trade mission in India. He is working with Enterprise Ireland to highlight a range of education and research opportunities in Ireland, and a particular emphasis is being placed on partnership opportunities at third-level …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 13 November]

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Education in focus as O’Sullivan visits China

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 4th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“One of the great Irish exports to China has been education, and Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan was in China last week on a trade mission organised by Enterprise Ireland, to promote the deepening ties between the two countries, especially at third level …” (more)

[Clifford Coonan, Irish Times, 4 November]

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Could Ireland become a leading country for studying Chinese?

Posted in Teaching on October 29th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The ties between China and Ireland are growing thanks to two new initiatives being introduced by Trinity College Dublin (TCD). The university has just announced a new Masters in Chinese Studies and the opening of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies …” (more)

[The, 29 October]

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UCD opens Beijing office as Irish universities seek to expand into China

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 26th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin has announced plans for recruitment and alumni offices in China, India, Malaysia and the US as it joins other Irish universities in trying to boost international student numbers …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 26 October]

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Education Minister leads trade mission to China

Posted in Governance and administration on October 24th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, today embarked on an important trade visit to China. The Education in Ireland mission, organised by Enterprise Ireland, is an important step in deepening the strong education ties between Ireland and China, particularly in the third level sector …” (more)

[The Labour Party, 24 October]

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Research and innovation among Budget winners

Posted in Research on October 14th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Research and innovation are among the winners in this year’s budget, securing a small increase on the funding allocations of last year. Science Foundation Ireland has been given €154m, an increase of €9.46m on its 2014 allocation …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 14 October]

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A fresh approach to the business of tech transfer

Posted in Research on June 23rd, 2014 by steve

“A fresh approach to the commercialisation of research may be on the way following the recent launch of tech transfer body Knowledge Transfer Ireland. Its head, Dr Alison Campbell, says she wants to try novel approaches to the business of exploiting research, including ‘easy IP’, in which a company might gain access to a licence for next to nothing with no strings attached …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 23 June]

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Knowledge Transfer Ireland – Keeping Dead Academic Experts Alive …

Posted in Governance and administration on June 18th, 2014 by steve

“Knowledge transfer Ireland is, as I have noted, rather error ridden. It is designed to allow companies to find experts in academia with whom they can work. This was launched with great fanfare to be a new portal …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 18 June]

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