The Royal Irish Academy currently has approximately 606 Members (including 87 Honorary Members), who are elected in recognition of their academic achievements. Membership of the Academy is the highest academic honour in Ireland, and election is open only to those resident in the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland. Members are entitled to use the designation ‘MRIA’ after their name. Members assist the Academy in its work by serving on its various committees and working groups, by representing the Academy nationally and internationally and by giving of their expertise to help promote awareness of how the sciences and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society.
THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.Read more about the RIA
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