Dundalk IT signs co-operation agreement in Finland

Wednesday, 8th February 2012 | 0 comments
A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed by Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) at a ceremony in Pori, Finland which was attended by leaders from both higher education institutions. The agreement commits both parties to greater collaboration in the areas of programme development, joint research initiatives and enterprise and innovation supports.

o EU research funding reaches 15% target for SMEs

Wednesday, 8th February 2012 | 0 comments
Latest figures show that the European Commission is keeping its promises on research funding for Small- and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). SMEs will receive 15.3% (€2.4 billion) of the Cooperation Programme budget of €16.3 billion committed so far under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). This surpasses the goal set by the European Parliament and European Council for FP7. €2.4 billion has already been allocated to almost 8.900 SMEs by 1 January 2012. SME funding under the Cooperation Programme is estimated to remain above 15% for the rest of the period of FP7, thereby meeting the commitment taken by the European Commission.

Erasmus 25th Anniversary Celebrations Commence

Monday, 6th February 2012 | 0 comments
The 25th anniversary year of the Erasmus Programme was launched in Brussels with a Conference and Gala Dinner at which the Erasmus Student and Staff Ambassadors were presented with their awards.

Obama Highlights Education's Role in Reaching National Policy Goals

Wednesday, 25th January 2012 | 0 comments
With the presidential election less than a year away, President Obama focused his third State of the Union address Tuesday on the struggles of the nation's middle class, urging Congress to invest in worker retraining and make college more affordable for the average American family.

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