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The UK and Ireland: The UK's Referendum on EU Membership

Thursday, 26 May 2016

A joint initiative of the RIA and the British Academy to consider the implications of a potential UK withdrawal from the EU. 

Policy and International Relations

Appointments to the Policy Oversight Group

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The primary purpose of the Policy Oversight Group (POG) is to provide a co-ordinated development framework for the Academy’s policy activities.  

Policy and International Relations

Launch: Academy Advice Paper No. 10

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The RIA has launched its Advice Paper on the Sustainability of the Northern Ireland Higher Education Sector.

Policy and International Relations

Call for Experts

Thursday, 7 January 2016

The Academy is currently inviting suitably qualified MRIA to participate in an European Academic Science Advisory Council (EASAC) Working Group on Genome Editing.

Membership, Policy and International Relations

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...

Policy and International Relations


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