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The Royal Irish Academy congratulates Dr Sadhbh Lee on being identified as an Outstanding Young Physician Leader (YPL) by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Dr Lee will now attend the 9th IAP YPL Programme taking place on 24-29 October 2019 in conjunction with the World Health Summit being held in Berlin, Germany, 27-29 October 2019.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

XX INQUA Conference Comes to Ireland

Friday, 9 August 2019

The International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) recently held its 2019 Congress in the Dublin Convention Centre from 25-31 July.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Call for Candidates: Treasurer, InterAcademy Partnership (volunteer position)

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) are inviting nominations for the position of Treasurer.

Policy and International Relations

Nominations are invited for the prestigious Baillet Latour Health Prize

Monday, 22 July 2019

This personal award is granted every year for outstanding achievements in biomedical research.

Policy and International Relations

Knowledge Frontiers Symposium

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Call for applications to attend the British Academy and the Royal Irish Academy's Knowledge Frontiers Symposium on Friday 31 January & Saturday 1 February 2020 in Dublin.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

SAPEA : new report on science advice for policy

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

This new report says that science advice offers unique benefits to policymakers in tackling global challenges like climate change.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

Calls open for the 2020 Wolf Prize

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Since 1978 Wolf Prizes in the sciences and arts are awarded to outstanding artists and scientists with distinguished international careers for their achievements for the benefit of mankind and brotherly relations among...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Academies call for a sustainable European data governance approach

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

This ALLEA/Royal Society Discussion Paper examines how a European approach to data governance can unlock the full potential of data-based technologies, while at the same time safeguarding European values.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Cultural Heritage, Creativity and Education

Monday, 1 July 2019

The Royal Irish Academy recently held a workshop on Cultural Heritage, Creativity and Education to mark the launch of the Academy’s Culture and Heritage Working Group’s discussion papers on creativity.

Policy and International Relations

The challenges of ageing must be faced by the young, top scientists tell new Commission

Monday, 1 July 2019

 A key conclusion of a new report entitled Transforming the Future of Ageing, published by SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) and led by the FEAM (Federation of European Academies of Medicine)...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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