Address at the launch of the DCU initiative Graduate ‘Attributes’ Programme- September 8th 2011
Minister, Professor MacCraith, Secretary General, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to have been asked to briefly address you here today at the launch of Generation 21. First I must congratulate Professor Brian MacCraith and his team on a very insightful initiative.
- • Building a world class research system.
• Capturing, protecting and commercialising ideas and know-how.
• Driving growth through research and innovation in enterprise.
HEA Anticipates Over 1,000 Doctorates to be Awarded This Year
Agreement has been reached between Ireland’s research community, under the leadership of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), and IBM to purchase and install one of the most powerful computers in Europe. The IBM Blue Gene / P Supercomputer is a first for Ireland and will be its most powerful. This computing tool will enable Irish researchers, for the first time, to move into the area of advanced computer simulations at the highest level.
In 2009, the then Minister for Education and Science, Mr Batt O’Keeffe, T.D. announced the establishment of a high level strategy group under the Chairmanship of Dr Colin Hunt, Managing Director of Macquarie Capital (Europe) Advisers, to develop a strategy for higher education in Ireland. That strategy was formally launched by Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Ms.
Below are articles that have appeared in the press, regarding The Higher Education Authority and Education in general in Ireland.
The HEA’s commitment to higher education research is testament to the significant investment that has been made to date in programmes designed to enhance the research capabilities, capacity and infrastructure of Ireland’s higher education institutions. These investments have been divided into a portfolio of programmes across disciplines spanning humanities and socials sciences to the bioscience, technology and innovation sector.