THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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Governance

The President is responsible for the Academy's general government and regulation. Each year they are elected at a stated meeting on 16th March. The President serves a term of three years.


Professor Michael Peter Kennedy, a world expert in wireless communications, is the 56th President of the Royal Irish Academy

Council

The President and Council are responsible for the Academy's general government and regulation. Each year they are elected at a stated meeting on 16th March. Council formulates policies, decides on strategy and recommends candidates for membership of the Academy.

The membership of Council is drawn from the Sciences and Humanities sections.

The list of current Council membership is available here.

The Executive

The day-to-day business of the Academy is supported by the Executive Committee, which is made up of the Academy officers and a staff representative.

The list of current Executive Committee membership is available here.

Officers

The officers of the Academy support the day to day running of the Academy. They give generously of their time to ensure that the Academy runs effectively. Find out more about our officers.

Charter and By-Laws

The Academy is governed by its Charter and By-Laws which can be read here.

Academic Board

The Academic Board oversees the programme and public engagement for the Academy. It coordinates the work of ten multidisciplinary committees and aims to seek common strands for collaboration. The board is made up of the chairs of each of the multidisciplinary committees, officers of the Academy and staff. The Academic Board decides on themes for the public engagement programme and ensures the successful delivery of the programme.

The terms of reference for the Academic board can be found here.

The current membership of the Academic board is available here.

Policy Oversight Group

The Academy’s Policy Oversight Group (POG) is tasked with advising upon the initiation and implementation of all the Academy’s policy activities. It works alongside the Academic Board in identifying strategic issues to be pursued, and monitors the impact of these initiatives. It is also responsible for overseeing a standardised quality assurance process for all the Academy’s policy outputs.

The current membership of the Policy Oversight Group is available here.

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