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.

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The future of Europe depends on robust, open and free science education

Monday, 6 May 2024

EU National Academies call on European Parliament candidates to support open, robust and free science and education.

Policy and International Relations

Finding Common Ground, Building Community- New Report from RIA

Tuesday, 30 April 2024

The Royal Irish Academy has published a discussion paper which examines higher education policy and provision across the North-west of Ireland. 

Policy and International Relations, Higher Education Futures

EASAC report released: Towards an International Plastics Treaty

Friday, 2 February 2024

Systemic failures are driving rapid growth in production, consumption and leakage of plastics in the marine, terrestrial and freshwater environments, shows a new EASAC Commentary. The summary of the latest scientific...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Brian Norton MRIA, elected to the position of EASAC Vice-President

Wednesday, 13 December 2023

The Academy would like to extend its congratulations to Brian Norton MRIA, on his election to the position of EASAC Vice-President. 

Membership, Policy and International Relations

Call for Experts for EASAC Study "Changing Wildfires: Global Patterns and European responses"

Tuesday, 11 July 2023

The RIA is a founding member of the European Academies Science Advice Council (EASAC) and supports the participation of Irish-based experts in its active programme of science policy working groups and liaison with the...

Policy and International Relations

Open Consultation on Innovative Outputs in the Humanities

Tuesday, 11 July 2023

The ALLEA Working Group E-Humanities has launched an open consultation concerning draft recommendations on recognising digital scholarly outputs in the humanities.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Watch back: Ireland and the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, 21 June 2023

This conference focusing on the specificities of pandemic experience in Ireland originally took place on 14 June 2023.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

Revised European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity Launched at ALLEA General Assembly

Wednesday, 21 June 2023

The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity – Revised Edition 2023 was today (23 June 2023) released at the ALLEA General Assembly.

Policy and International Relations

Royal Irish Academy responds to the Research and Innovation Bill 2023

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

The Royal Irish Academy's response to the draft heads of the Research and Innovation Bill 2023. 

Policy and International Relations

Seed funding for International Knowledge Exchange

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

The British Academy and Royal Irish Academy announce seed funding for early-career researchers to promote international knowledge exchange

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards


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