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EASAC issue press release on Circular Economy

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

EASAC issue a press release urging EU Commission to address the Circular Economy in its international trade negotiations.

Policy and International Relations

2015 Royal Irish Academy Leaders in Higher Education Address

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Professor Louise Richardson: 'Universities in the 21st Century'

Policy and International Relations

Breakfast Briefing: Gain of Function - Experimental Applications Relating to Potentially Pandemic Pathogens

Friday, 30 October 2015

The Royal Irish Academy, as a member of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), hosted a breakfast briefing on the latest EASAC Report on ‘Gain of Function: Experimental Applications Relating to...

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Exclusion of part time students from free fees scheme challenged

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

As the CAO offers come out, the Royal Irish Academy says it’s unfair 20,000 students aren’t eligible for grants

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Does Ireland need a Minister for Higher Education and Research?

Friday, 3 July 2015

The Academy convened a workshop on the optimal governmental structure for higher education and research in Academy House on Friday 3 July. The purpose of this workshop was to investigate what is the most effective...

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Royal Irish Academy Statement on Safeguarding Ireland’s Cultural Heritage

Thursday, 18 June 2015

The Alfred Beit Foundation is the owner of a number of paintings in Russborough House. These paintings are being auctioned and it is hoped that this initiative will once and for all secure a sufficient long-term income...

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A more visionary policy on science, technology and innovation?

Thursday, 11 June 2015

The Royal Irish Academy recently submitted responses to a government committee charged with putting together a new policy on science, technology and innovation.

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Breakfast Briefing: Ecosystem Services, Agriculture and Neonicotinoids

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The Academy hosted a breakfast briefing on Wednesday 22 April for key Irish stakeholders on the latest European Science Advisory Council (EASAC) report on ‘Ecosystem Services, Agriculture and Neonicotinoids, in Academy...

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Consultation Forum on the Role, Value and Scale of Higher Education in Ireland

Monday, 23 March 2015

The Academy at the request of the Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education convened a consultation forum for the academic community on 23 March 2015 in Academy House.

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