Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Ireland-China science and innovation co-operation with Wan Gang, the Minister of Science and Technology in the People's Republic of China.
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The HEA today (27th March 2012) launched its Strategic Plan 2012 – 2016. The plan was developed following a thorough consultation process with the HEA Board and Executive staff, the Department of Education and Skills and other stakeholders.
Registration for ESOF 2012, Dublin, Ireland is now open.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D., during his visit to the United States of America to mark St Patrick’s Day, has described Ireland’s scientific Diaspora as “a very real, very valuable and very valued resource”.
The greening event was a complete success! I'm not ashamed to say that a few tears of pride were trickling down my face when the lights turned on!
Minister Brendan Howlin has launched Asia Internship Programme. New initiative to offer internship opportunities in Asia
Digital Arts and Humanities ProgrammeApplications Invited for Ireland’s digital structured PhD programme
President Michael D Higgins has sent his congratulations to NUIM student Ben Finneagan who has secured the support of the local authorities in Salamanca who will turn the city's Plaza Mayor green on St Patrick's Night.
NUI, Maynooth student Ben Finnegan has defied the odds to get the authorities in Salamanca in Spain to deck the beautiful Plaza Mayor (Main Square) in green on St Patrick's Night.
On St Patrick's Day, the centre of the beautiful Spanish city of Salamanca will be bathed in green when the splendid Plaza Mayor (below) will be lit up for the occasion. The initiative is thanks to Ben Finnegan, a student at NUI, Maynooth who is on an Erasmus mobility in the city at the moment.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has published "Measuring Ireland's Progress" a statistical report that provides an overall view of the economic, social and environment situation in Ireland. The indicators are generally presented in both a national time series and an international context, to permit benchmarking over time and across countries. Data are given for the other 26 EU member states and for six additional countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Croatia, Turkey and Macedonia) whenever data were available for them..
Commission Communication:Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes The above communication was adopted by the European Commission on 20 November 2012. Rethinking Education aims to help Member States to deliver informed and evidence-based policies, clearly demonstrating how education must contribute to the drive for growth and jobs. It is an important contribution to the European Commission Annual Growth Survey. It sets out a number of policy priorities, focusing on the delivery of the right skills for employment, increasing the efficiency and inclusiveness of our education and training institutions, new approaches to funding and working collaboratively with relevant stakeholders.
Higher education has emerged as a major economic issue in many countries because of its importance in preparing young people for the job market. Yet it is often not seen as relevant to the needs of the economy, an International Finance Corporation conference heard in Dubai this week
The Higher Education Authority (HEA) today (Monday 13th February) publishes a series of papers that set out a roadmap for implementing significant reform in Irish higher education, following on from the recommendations of National Strategy for Higher Education. A key objective of the measures, now published, is the creation of a more coherent system of higher education institutions, coordinated by the HEA to deliver the complementary range of institutions and academic programmes needed by individuals, society and the labour market. High levels of inter-institutional collaboration will be required so that specialisation at institutional level does not lead to diminished opportunities and choices for students at regional and national levels.