Cork’s Tyndall National Institute secures over €56m in EU research funds

Posted in Research on November 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education and Research Simon Harris has paid tribute to the Tyndall National Institute in Cork after it surpassed more than 100 EU funded awards totalling over €56 million for research projects. Mr Harris said that the Tyndall’s securing of over 100 Horizon 2020 awards totalling some €56.1 million from the EU for research and innovation over the past seven years made it one of the most successful institutes in Ireland for European funding …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 17 November]

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Tyndall National Institute wins 100th Horizon 2020 award

Posted in Research on November 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Cork’s Tyndall National Institute has succeeded in securing more than €56m in funding as it reaches the milestone of its 100th Horizon 2020 award. It makes the centre one of the most successful institutes in Ireland for European funding …” (more)

[Brian Finn, RTÉ News, 12 November]

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University Challenge: UCC’s €450m investment to build for the future

Posted in Governance and administration on February 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) is investing €450m in a series of ongoing capital projects including a major expansion of the Tyndall National Institute (TNI) to the North Mall, which will see a doubling of its activity and head count. UCC and the Mercy University Hospital (MUH), who jointly acquired the North Mall Distillery Fields site in 2004, have co-commissioned consultants to prepare a site specific masterplan, which is nearing completion …” (more)

[Catherine Shanahan, Irish Examiner, 19 February]

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Cork’s Tyndall Institute calls on Govt to help establish quantum tech centre

Posted in Research on September 22nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Ireland could become a world leader in the emerging quantum technologies market if a national centre is established, according to researchers from Tyndall National Institute in Cork. Dr Georgios Fagas and Dr Emanuele Pelucchi concluded that despite a slow start, Ireland is still in a unique position to become internationally competitive in the burgeoning field, which some analysts have claimed could be worth trillions by 2030 …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 22 September]

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Tyndall National Institute secures additional €8m in EU funding

Posted in Research on September 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Tyndall National Institute has announced that it successfully secured over €8m in European funding as part of the Horizon 2020 programme. The institute was one of the biggest individual Irish beneficiaries of this significant round of 2019 funding, despite stiff competition from other European bodies …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 4 September]

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100 research roles for Tyndall in ‘disruptive tech’

Posted in Research on May 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Up to 100 new research posts will be created at Tyndall National Institute in Cork as part of a €20m investment into so-called ‘disruptive technologies’. Tyndall said recent successes in securing multi-million euro funding from EU programmes and international industry had allowed it to create the research positions …” (more)

[Pádraig Hoare, Irish Examiner, 1 May]

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Cork’s Tyndall Institute secures €7m in Horizon 2020 funding

Posted in Research on September 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“As one of Europe’s leading research centres and Ireland’s national institute for high-tech hardware, Tyndall has been awarded over €7 million for research projects in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 25 September]

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New CEO for Tyndall Institute

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Research centre the Tyndall National Institute, which works with industry and academia in the area of information and communications technology, has appointed Professor William Scanlon to the role of CEO. Prof Scanlon joins Tyndall from Queen’s University Belfast, where he was most recently head of school of electronics, electrical engineering and computer science, and chair of wireless communications for over a decade …” (more)

[Independent, 6 September]

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€26m funding announced for research, development and innovation

Posted in Research on December 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Government has announced €26 million in additional funding for research, development and innovation this year. €12 million will be used to meet commitments under Cycle 5 of the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions. A further €10.6 million will go to Science Foundation Ireland to support its Research Infrastructure programme activity …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 7 December]

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UCC’s Tyndall Institute seeks new €180,000 top executive

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

Ireland“University College Cork is to re-advertise the top job at a leading research institute after an international recruitment exercise failed to fill the €180,000-a-year role. Tyndall National Institute has an annual turnover of €32m and almost 500 research and other staff working in electronics and photonics …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 2 December]

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Government plans for €250,000 a year trophy-staff will further undermine Third-Level Education, says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Government plans to pay exorbitant salaries to attract a small number of ‘top researchers’ to Ireland is like lighting matches to drive away the cold and will further exacerbate the crisis in Third-Level Education, the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has said. Joan Donegan, General Secretary of IFUT, said that …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 10 November]

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Maltreatment of researchers ‘no longer tolerable’, says IFUT President

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

Ireland“The continued maltreatment of researchers in the university sector can no longer be tolerated and must be urgently addressed by the Department of Education and universities alike, Michael Delargey, UCC-based President of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, said at the 2017 Conference of IFUT in Dublin …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 6 May]

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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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UCD, Trinity and Tyndall Institute dominate SFI funding

Posted in Research on August 4th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Researchers at three institutes got €36m of €55m pledged by Science Foundation Ireland. Researchers at Trinity, UCD and Cork’s Tyndall National Institute won nearly €36 million of the more than €55 million pledged in research grants by Science Foundation Ireland …” (more)

[Sunday Business Post, 3 August]

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Tyndall National Institute reports revenues of €31.6m

Posted in Research on July 25th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Tyndall National Institute in Cork has reported revenues of €31.6 million for 2015, down slightly from €31.8 million the previous year. In its annual report the research institute says it received €3.4 million in Government grants, up from €2.9 million the previous year, while its research generated €26 million in income. The contribution from University College Cork was €2.15 million …” (more)

[Irish Times, 25 July]

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Labour Court Recommendations: Tyndall Institute

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 30th, 2016 by steve

IrelandMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the steps she is taking to ensure that the Labour Court Recommendation LCR20577 in respect of a Labour Court hearing on 29 May 2013, relating to the pay of four workers at University College Cork Tyndall Institute, is fully implemented; if she will provide an update on the issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter … ” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 28 January]

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UCC staff eye strike support

Posted in Governance and administration on May 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Staff at University College Cork’s main campus could go on strike in September in support of colleagues at a research centre in a long-running pay equality dispute. The ballot in solidarity with staff of the Tyndall National Institute will be sent to around 800 Siptu members at UCC, it was decided by stewards yesterday …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 21 May]

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Tyndall action may yet spread

Posted in Governance and administration on May 14th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Industrial action over pay parity at a UCC research centre could be extended to the main campus as the row rumbles on with no sign of resolution. As staff of Tyndall National Institute picketed their city centre workplace for a fourth day in a fortnight, Siptu plans to convene representatives at the nearby university campus next week to consider the nature of supportive action for their colleagues …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 May]

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SIPTU strikers call on UCC President to intervene in Tyndall National Institute dispute

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“SIPTU members at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork (UCC), who are engaged in strike action today (Wednesday, 13th May), have called on the UCC President, Michael Murphy, to intervene in their dispute over pay inequality …” (more)

[SIPTU, 13 May]

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Court ruling on UCC pickets

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has secured a High Court injunction preventing planned pickets at some entrances to the college’s main campus tomorrow by employees of Tyndall National Institute in a dispute over pay …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain and Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 12 May]

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