Author Anne Enright joins UCD as Professor of Fiction

Author Anne Enright joins UCD as Professor of Fiction

Man Booker prize winning author Dr Anne Enright has begun her new role at University College Dublin as Ireland’s first Professor of Fiction. The Irish novelist started teaching classes with students from the UCD School of English, Drama and Film. “I love seeing a story take shape, whether in the workshop itself, or over the […]

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Nine Irish projects shortlisted to recieve European Innovation in Politics Award

Nine Irish projects shortlisted to recieve European Innovation in Politics Award

Nine impactful and diverse Irish projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Europe-wide Innovation in Politics Awards. They are among 80 finalists selected by a European Jury of 1,053 citizens. Organised by the Innovation in Politics Institute based in Vienna, the Innovation in Politics Awards aim to recognise ground-breaking political initiatives across Europe at any […]

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HEA competition for Communicating Research

HEA competition for Communicating Research

Does your research make an impact? Would you like to win €2,500 by proving it does? Then you have until 10am on Wednesday 7th November to make your case to the HEA for ‘Making An Impact 2018’. What is it? Five researchers, who in the opinion of an independent adjudication panel, have the most innovative […]

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Research Week at Maynooth University Kicks Off Today

Research Week at Maynooth University Kicks Off Today

Research Week is a celebration of research undertaken by Maynooth University’s professors, lecturers, postdoctoral researchers and undergraduate and postgraduate students across all faculties, institutes, and centres. When: Monday, October 8, 2018 – 09:00 to Friday, October 12, 2018 – 17:00 Where: Maynooth University About Research Week Maynooth researchers are taking on some of the most […]

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NUIG Galway ‘Empower’ Education Day for Public and Patient Involvement with Research

NUIG Galway ‘Empower’ Education Day for Public and Patient Involvement with Research

NUI Galway will host ‘EMPOWER’, an information and education day for the public, with a series of free workshops introducing ‘Public and Patient Involvement’ and developing the skills required to partner with researchers to guide and influence their work. All members of the public with an interest in health and social care research who would […]

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UCD hosting €22 million research centre

UCD hosting €22 million research centre

University College Dublin is to host a new €22 million research centre focusing on advance manufacturing techniques. This new I-Form centre will work to develop areas such as 3D printing and materials processing. The I-Form Centre will bring together researchers from computing, engineering, materials, and data science to create a multi-disciplinary team to shape the […]

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€22m investment in early-career research

€22m investment in early-career research

An investment of over €22 million in early-career researchers was announced earlier this week. 288 postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers will benefit from the investment, under the Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland programmes. Water quality in Irish rivers, the health benefits of lipid-rich diets and the experiences of LGBT prisoners are amongst the research areas […]

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ESB Graduate Development Programme 2019

ESB Graduate Development Programme 2019

The objective of the ESB Graduate Development Programme is to launch you on a fast track to career success. Working with ESB, you will be part of a team in a culture that thrives on teamwork and innovation. They have developed a Graduate Development Programme which includes: Structured rotations Challenging assignments Robust learning and development […]

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Aldi Graduate Placement Programme

Aldi Graduate Placement Programme

Have you thought about a career in retail? Aldi is one of the fastest-growing grocery retailers in Ireland today. They are No.3 in the Times Top 100 ‘Best Graduate Employers’ for 2017. All of their graduates join their Graduate Area Manager Training Programme, which includes a great fiscal package and an Audi A4. It’s a […]

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Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme

Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 30th September Make the most of this opportunity to further your thesis in an international research institute. This Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme gives registered doctoral students the opportunity to utilise the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research on developing economies, and to work with researchers in areas of […]

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Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2019

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2019

Call for Entries Opens 6th September The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is an established national initiative, funded by the Department of Education and Skills and managed by the Council. In 2017, they invested in a total of 1,179 postgraduate scholars, with over 5,000 individual scholarships for excellent research awarded to date. The Government […]

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Deadline Approaching: Paid Internship for Graduates

Deadline Approaching: Paid Internship for Graduates

The Blue Book Traineeship scheme offers a paid internship for graduates for 5 months with the European Commission or some executive bodies of the European Institutions like the European External Action Service. This year’s opportunities these begin on either 1st March or 1st October. Application Deadline: 31st August The traineeship programme, including the preselection, is […]

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Postgraduate Research: What are your Options?

Postgraduate Research: What are your Options?

Do you want to progress in your career or give yourself a competitive edge in the jobs’ market? Perhaps there’s a subject that you adore and you want academic recognition? Or have you just always fancied ticking that ‘Dr’ prefix box on forms? Presently, more and more people are going back to study postgraduate research […]

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€1.8 Million Allocated for Industry Fellowships

€1.8 Million Allocated for Industry Fellowships

Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship Programme Congratulations to the 23 successful projects chosen for the latest round of SFI Fellowships. TD Heather Humphreys announced yesterday that €1.8 million is allocated to the programme. These researchers, chosen from the 2017 call, will take temporary placements in industry. Academic researchers will gain insight into a commercial working […]

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Considering taking a postgraduate course in Dublin? Talk to DCU at this autumn’s Education Expo

Considering taking a postgraduate course in Dublin? Talk to DCU at this autumn’s Education Expo

Dublin City University (DCU) have signed up to exhibit at the forthcoming Education Expo this autumn. The university will be promoting their courses and offering guidance and advice to prospective students. DCU have an extensive choice of postgraduate programmes to choose from. Dublin City University is recognised as a dynamic and innovative institution. It’s regarded as one […]

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Increase in postgrad teaching applications as supply of talent is short

Increase in postgrad teaching applications as supply of talent is short

The number of applications from students applying for teaching courses at postgraduate level has increased amid concerns of a crisis in the supply of qualified teachers. The level of interest in teaching postgrads has been declining steadily in recent years, with entries down from just under 3,000 in 2011 to 1,068 in 2017. However, early […]

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UCC to invest in new student housing, schools and hospital

UCC to invest in new student housing, schools and hospital

University College Cork (UCC) is to spend €350 million on new student housing and a business school as well as a dental school and hospital. The construction programme will take place over the next five years. Strategic plan UCC issued their strategic plan which contains details about this investment. The university current has 20,000 students. […]

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Are high rents stopping students doing a postgraduate degree?

Are high rents stopping students doing a postgraduate degree?

High rents and the housing shortage in major urban areas has reached crisis levels. Unsurprising, this has disproportionally affected students. As well as a lack of available properties, rents have spiralled. Students returning to college have been couchsurfing with friends or stay in hostels. The housing crisis has made it impossible for some students to […]

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Careers and education options at October’s Jobs Expo Dublin

Careers and education options at October’s Jobs Expo Dublin

Jobs Expo Dublin is to return this October showcasing up to 50 leading employers as well as educators and professional development experts. The event takes place on Saturday 21st October at Croke Park. Jobs Expo Dublin will feature some of the Ireland’s most highly regarded companies, including both national and multinational employers. The event will […]

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NUI Galway’s MSc in Cloud Computing Research

NUI Galway’s MSc in Cloud Computing Research

Have you considered a postgrad in Cloud Computing Research? If you have a degree in Cloud Computing chances are you’re sitting pretty. Graduates in this discipline are both in demand and well paid. Cloud computing is one of the best high-value growth sectors in Ireland. That’s according to the Government, Forfás and the IDA. Established in 2012, NUI […]

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