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.
Tuesday 18 December 2007
Lessons Must Be Learned From Failures in Other Sectors – HEA Chairman
'Big Jump in Arts & Humanities While Computing Decline Continues'
Almost 40,000 students accepted places in Irish third level colleges and universities through the Central Applications Office (CAO) system in Autumn 2007, the highest number ever, according to figures prepared by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).
A total of 39,915 students accepted a place through the CAO, up from 38,955 in 2006 and 36,625 five years ago. In addition, it should be noted that some mature or access students enter college through direct entry methods.
Current projects underway include:
- An Irish–African Partnership for Research Capacity Building
- The Centre for Cross-Border Studies
This proposal brings together all nine universities on the island of Ireland and four universities in Sub-Saharan Africa in a unique, high-level partnership to develop a coordinated approach to Research Capacity Building (RCB) in higher-education institutions.