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Call for Nominations: Meat Alternatives (Biosciences Programme)

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

EASAC is now inviting expert nominations for a new Working Group.

Policy and International Relations

Support for UK’s involvement in EU’s research and development programme

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

The Irish Government has been urged by the Royal Irish Academy to use its influence with the European Commission to finalise the United Kingdom’s association with Horizon Europe, the European Union’s largest ever...

Policy and International Relations

Blogpost: IAP 2021 Young Physicians Leaders Programme

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Dr Eimear Duff recently represented the Academy at the IAP 2021 Young Physicians Leaders Programme.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

New methods to study health inequalities require investments in data infrastructures, European academies report says

Monday, 15 November 2021

A new generation of scientific methods are helping to better understand health inequalities in Europe, but investments in data infrastructures are required to make use of its full potential for informing policymaking,...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Higher Education Futures Series

Monday, 8 November 2021

The Higher Education Futures Taskforce has developed a series of discussion papers on the future of higher education. 

Policy and International Relations, Higher Education Futures

World academies launch an action plan to combat both climate change and biodiversity decline

Friday, 22 October 2021

The new IAP Statement ‘Climate Change and Biodiversity: Interlinkages and policy options’ highlights that climate and biodiversity policies are currently insufficiently connected and addressing climate change and...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The Legacy of the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty: panel discussion

Thursday, 14 October 2021

On Monday 18th October, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy, and the British Academy, the Irish Embassy in London will host a panel discussion on the legacy of the Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921.

Policy and International Relations

The Mediterranean and Middle East regions are “hotspots” for climate change-related health risks

Thursday, 14 October 2021

The new workshop report “Tackling the effects of climate change on health in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions” includes assessments from the region and recommendations for policy-makers and the scientific...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Research Bureaucracy: Celtic Academies Alliance response

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Working in partnership with the Learned Society of Wales (LSW) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the RIA has responded to the UK independent review of research bureaucracy. The response was prepared by a working group...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Chief Scientific Advisor needs to be independent

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Ireland’s chief scientific adviser needs to be an independent office and not linked to the post of Director General of Science Foundation Ireland says Mary Canning, President of the Royal Irish Academy.

Policy and International Relations


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