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Visit to the Academy by the Centre of Peace and Democracy NI

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Political and Civic Fellows from all walks of life, from Northern Ireland, associated with the Centre of Peace and Democracy paid a visit to the Academy.

Policy and International Relations

Event Report on International Reflections on STEM Education

Thursday, 2 February 2023

An event report has now been published summarising the key take-aways from the recent symposium “International Reflections on STEM Education”. 

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Watchback: Higher Education Futures Conference

Thursday, 26 January 2023

Exploration and Transformation: The future of higher education on the island of Ireland took place on 25 November 2022. Watch back the conference and learn more.

Policy and International Relations

RIA Awarded Funding under Shared Island Unit to Research Higher Education in the Northwest

Thursday, 1 December 2022

The RIA is a recipient of funding under the Shared Island New Foundations Awards to conduct a scoping exercise on Higher Education in the Northwest.

Policy and International Relations, Higher Education Futures

Royal Irish Academy statement on academic freedom

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

The Royal Irish Academy has published a statement on academic freedom.  

Policy and International Relations

Call for Applications: The British Academy-Royal Irish Academy Knowledge Frontiers Symposium 'The Future'

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

The Royal Irish Academy and the British Academy are inviting applications from early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences for grant funding to attend a research collaboration symposium on the broad...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Building an ERA that fosters Academic Freedom and Excellence

Thursday, 29 September 2022

In a new statement, the Royal Irish Academy as a member of the ALLEA European Research Area Working Group sets priorities for building a new European Research Area (ERA) and for implementing the Policy Action Points...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

SAPEA Call for Nomination of Experts: Towards Sustainable Food Consumption

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

SAPEA are seeking experts to sit on a new SAPEA Working Group on ’Towards Sustainable Food Consumption’.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Cultural Consequences of Covid-19: Understanding the Pandemic

Monday, 4 July 2022

Watch two leading cultural critics  analyse the impact of the pandemic in conversation no 10 of the RIA online series Perspectives and Pathways in a Time of Crisis.

Policy and International Relations, Covid-19 Research Response

Watch: Irish higher education’s response to the crisis facing displaced students and researchers

Friday, 1 July 2022

If you missed our webinar outlining the supports to displaced students and researchers arriving in Ireland you can watch it now.

Policy and International Relations


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