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European Scientific Advice Mechanism evidence review on the topic Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment.

Friday, 13 December 2019

Call for nominations for an international working group to conduct the evidence review.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Call for Nominations for the Inaugural Kate O'Brien Award

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The newly created Kate O'Brien research prize focuses on relations between Ireland and Spain with a subject devoted to literature and/or women and gender perspective.

Policy and International Relations

ALLEA Research to be Presented at United Nations Climate Change Conference

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Preliminary findings from the ALLEA Climate Change Education Survey are being presented at COP25 by Dr Cliona Murphy.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Royal Irish Academy Consultation on Museums

Friday, 6 December 2019

The Academy is inviting feedback on the role of museums in Ireland.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

The Royal Irish Academy represented at the InterAcademy Partnership Young Physician Leaders Programme

Thursday, 5 December 2019

The Academy’s nominee, Dr Sadhbh Lee, University Hospital Galway, recently participated in the Young Physician Leaders Programme in Berlin.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Royal Irish Academy presented with commemorative medal by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences recently celebrated its 150th year anniversary.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

EASAC Climate Change and Health Report Presented at Conferences in Ireland

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Professor Pat Goodman was recently invited to present on EASAC’s latest report at two major Irish conferences

Policy and International Relations, International Activities, Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Call for Nominations to the Holberg Committee 2020-2023

Monday, 2 December 2019

The Holberg Prize is an international research prize awarded annually for outstanding scholarly work in the humanities, social sciences, law and theology. 

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The call for nominations for the Ernst Schering Prize 2020 is now open

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

The €50,000 Ernst Schering Prize is one of the most prestigious German science awards. Given annually by the Schering Stiftung, Berlin, it honours individual scientists in the fields of medicine, biology or chemistry,...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

ALLEA Statement: ‘The Need for Intellectual Property Rights Strategies at Academic Institutions’.

Monday, 11 November 2019

This publication formulates recommendations both to scientific organisations and European and national legislators and highlights the importance of managing intangible assets with due consideration of intellectual...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities