Professor Patrick Cunningham, former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Irish government, will review Ireland's recent progress in science and explore possible future paths.
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Mr Tom Boland, former chief executive of the HEA will deliver the 2016 Leaders in Higher Education Address.
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