THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

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International Activities

The Royal Irish Academy, through its engagement with key global research networks, plays a leading role in showcasing the expertise of Irish researchers and their contribution to the development of high-quality academic advice on a range of issues of interest to policy-makers both nationally and internationally.

The Academy regularly initiates Calls for Experts for nominees to international working groups. The Academy is currently supporting working groups looking at Energy Storage, Biosciences, Genome Editing, Food, Nutrition, Security and Agriculture, Science Education and Science & Ethics.

The Academy produces an annual report of the activities of their international delegates:

The 2016 International Delegates Report is available here

The 2015 International Delegates Report is available here

The Royal Irish Academy wishes to acknowledge Science Foundation Ireland in supporting the work of the RIA’s international nominees.

The Royal Irish Academy is a member of the IAP prestigious world academies network. The Academy wishes to thank the IAP for their costs assistance in this nomination.

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