Should Ireland copy Singapore’s scientific research investment plan?

Posted in Research on March 2nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The city state of Singapore is among the top countries in several global rankings: for ease of doing business, global competitiveness, global information technology, global financial centres and Asia’s most innovative economy, and an Irish Times report today suggests that Ireland should copy its scientific research investment plan …” (more)

[Michael Hennigan, Finfacts, 2 March]

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Lessons for State in Singapore’s scientific research investment

Posted in Research on March 2nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Maintaining a global vision and putting more money into science are essential for any country that wants to have an international impact on research and innovation. Ireland could be at risk of missing the boat if it fails to invest at a higher lever and abandons basic research in favour of research that delivers short-term returns …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 2 March]

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Academic found guilty of fraud on ‘unprecedented’ scale

Posted in Legal issues on January 13th, 2013 by steve

Singapore“A former academic at the National University of Singapore, or NUS, has been found guilty of fabricating more than 20 research papers published in international academic journals, the university has concluded after a major investigation …” (more)

[Adele Yung and Yojana Sharma, University World News, 11 January]

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Trinity to provide degrees in Singapore

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2012 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin has signed a ground-breaking deal with the Singapore Institute of Technology to provide degrees to occupational therapy and physiotherapy students in Singapore. The degrees will be designed, taught and awarded by TCD …” (more)

[University Times, 4 November]

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Trinity signs landmark deal with institute in Singapore

Posted in Governance and administration on October 30th, 2012 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin has signed a landmark deal with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to provide degrees in occupational therapy and physiotherapy to students in Singapore …” (more)

[Irish Times, 30 October]

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UCC link to Singapore

Posted in Governance and administration on March 22nd, 2011 by steve

“University College Cork (UCC) has created a new full-year programme for students in connection with Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Farmleigh Fellowship …” (more)

[Herald, 22 March]

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University of Wales: Quality watchdog looks at partner

Posted in Governance and administration on March 21st, 2011 by steve

“The University of Wales is under investigation by the higher education standards watchdog over one of its collaborative centres in Singapore …” (more)

[BBC News, 21 March]

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Protecting higher education during a crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on September 3rd, 2010 by steve

“One country that often gets mentioned in Ireland as being a rival in seeking foreign direct investment and promoting indigenous innovation is Singapore. Although like us an island state, and having a population of roughly the same size as ours, in terms of land mass it is one of the smallest countries in the world …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 3 September]

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