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Watch: Learning from Covid 19 How Science Can Help Build Global Resilience

Friday, 9 July 2021

British Embassy Glencairn Conversations, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities, Covid-19 Research Response

Call for Nominations of experts to take part in a SAPEA Working Group on ‘Strategic crisis management in the EU: Improving EU crisis prevention, preparedness, response and resilience’

Thursday, 8 July 2021

The main question to be addressed is: ‘’Based on a broad and multidisciplinary understanding, how can the EU improve its strategic crisis management?’’

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Dr Conor Crawford awarded the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize 2021

Thursday, 8 July 2021

UCD PhD student recognised for his transformative work developing vaccines against a major human pathogen 

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards

New research on cross border co-operation in health

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

ARINS author Deirdre Heenan has undertaken a qualitative scoping study on collaboration that currently takes place between Ireland and Northern Ireland's health systems. At an event on 8 July, she presents her findings.

Publications, Publications Blog, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Closing soon: call for nominations for 2021 Academy Gold Medal in the Environmental Sciences and Geosciences

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Closing date for nominations for 2021 Academy Gold Medal in the Environmental Sciences and Geoscience is Wednesday, 14 July at 17:00.

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Rethinking Social Security for a new Ireland

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

In today's ARINS blog, Ciara Fitzpatrick and Charles O’Sullivan set the scene for future conversations on the development of an all-Ireland social welfare system.

Publications, Publications Blog, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Submission to the consultation on the National Equity of Access Plan 2022-2026

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

The Royal Irish Academy submitted a response to the Higher Education Authority consultation on the draft National Equity of Access Plan, 2022-2026 on behalf of its membership. 

Policy and International Relations

Publication of SAPEA report on 'A Systemic Approach to the Energy Transition in Europe'

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Energy transition needs to accelerate urgently, says EU’s Scientific Advice Mechanism.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Call for nominations for the ALLEA Working Group European Research Area

Monday, 5 July 2021

The ALLEA working group formerly known as “Working Group Horizon Europe” is reorienting its strategic direction 

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Vaccine Questions Ep7: Understanding human behaviour with Professor Pete Lunn

Monday, 5 July 2021

In episode 7 behavioural economist, Professor Pete Lunn shares expert insights on how our behaviour impacts the spread of COVID-19 and what drives this behaviour.

Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee


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