Webinar on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Following the launch of the first MSCA Calls of Horizon 2020, the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office are offering a webinar to introduce the new programme.  The webinar was hosted by Dr. Jennifer Brennan, European Advisor for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions on December 18th. For those unable to participate at this time, the webinar is available below.

A Q&A document is also available: MSCA 2014 Webinar Q&A Report

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWI9eQ5PtrI

 


Horizon 2020 is coming to Ireland!

Join us on Tuesday 10th December 2013 for the launch of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s new €70 billion programme for research and innovation to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

Hosted by Enterprise Ireland, the event will take place from 10am until 1pm in the Convention Centre, Dublin 1.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science and Sean Sherlock T.D. Minister for Research & Innovation will outline the opportunities Horizon 2020 offers industry and researchers in Ireland.

Minister Sherlock will launch the IUA publication
Horizon 2020: Sustaining Excellence in University Research & Innovation.

Use this opportunity to meet and exchange contact details with Ireland’s European Advisors, your first point of contact when accessing Horizon 2020. Find out how you can participate in this European programme to deliver excellent science, competitive industry and a better society for Ireland.

Read the programme for the launch and register today at

www.enterprise-ireland.com/horizon2020

 #horizon2020irl

Horizon2020launch

Marie Curie Actions & EURAXESS Seminar

Thursday, 14th November, 2o13. 10.00 – 1.00pm, DCU Ryan Academy, Citywest, Dublin

Hosted by the Industry Research & Development Group (IRDG) this event will inform companies about the Marie Curie Actions and the new EURAXESS Business Interface.

Marie Curie Actions, which is funded by the European Commission as part of Horizon 2020, is a set of 4 funding programmes aimed at developing and training Research and Innovation staff across both the industry and research community in Europe.

• You can get top class researchers funded by the EU to work in your company on R&D projects whilst collaborating with other EU partners.
• You can get funding to enable you to exchange your Research and Innovation staff with other European companies and institutes.
• You can get individual researchers paid by the EU to conduct R&D in your company.

EURAXESS: Do you want to know of the funding opportunities available to your company to support your Research, Development and Innovation, within Ireland and Europe?

The new EURAXESS Business Interface is a growing resource that will tell you exactly what is available not only in your area but right across Europe. It also contains a large database of candidates seeking employment in areas of Research and Innovation, and facilitates companies to advertise their vacancies, and bring researchers to Ireland through a fast-track Immigration programme.

This event will feature a number of case studies from industry (large and SME companies) who have been involved in Marie Curie Actions and have used the EURAXESS resource to their advantage.

This will ensure guests leave the session with a solid understanding of the two initiatives and an equally strong sense of what is involved for companies who participate.

To register for this event go to http://www.irdg.ie/marie-curie-actions-euraxess/#!

Ireland’s Universities in China at the CEE Fairs

6 of Ireland’s universities will be at the CEE Fairs in Beijing, Xi’an, Wuhan, Shanghai and Chengdu

University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University of Limerick, Dublin City University and the National University of Ireland Galway will be at the following cities.

Beijing 2nd 3rd Sat and Sun November – 09.00- 16.00 Hall 5 & 6 B1, China National Convention Centre

Universities exhibiting: University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University of Limerick, Dublin City University and the National University of Ireland Galway

 

Xi’an 5th Tuesday November 13.00 – 17.00 2F Shangri La Hotel

Universities exhibiting: Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick, Dublin City University, National University of Galway.
Information session on Studying at an Irish University留学爱尔兰13.30-14.00

 

Wuhan 7th Thursday November 13.00- 17.00 3F The Westin Wuhan Wuchang

Universities exhibiting: University College Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway

 

Shanghai Nov 9th and 10th Sat and Sun 10.00- 16.00 Shanghai East Asia Exhibition Hall

Universities exhibiting: Trinity College Dublin. University College Cork, University College Dublin.
Information session on Studying at an Irish University 留学爱尔兰 10.30-11.00

 

Chengdu 14th Wednesday November 13.00-17.00 2F Shangri La Hotel Chengdu

Universities exhibiting: University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, National University of Ireland Galway

Minister Quinn to deliver lecture – Brazil & Ireland, an Innovation Partnership for the 21st Century

The W.B.Yeats Chair of Irish Studies has the honour to announce the lecture Brazil & Ireland, an Innovation Partnership for the 21st Century, to be delivered by Ruairí Quinn T.D., Minister for Education & Skills in the Republic of Ireland. The event will be held at Auditório Prof. Oswaldo Fadigas Fontes Torres of the Centro de Computação Eletrônica, at USP (Av. Professor Luciano Gualberto, 71, tv. 3, Cidade Universitária), on October 21 at 12:30pm.

A Cátedra de Estudos Irlandeses W.B.Yeats tem o prazer de anunciar a palestra Brazil & Ireland, an Innovation Partnership for the 21st Century, que será proferida pelo Ministro da Educação da República da Irlanda, Ruairí Quinn T.D. O evento acontecerá no Auditório Prof. Oswaldo Fadigas Fontes Torres do Centro de Computação Eletrônica da USP (Av. Professor Luciano Gualberto, 71, tv. 3, Cidade Universitária), no dia 21 de outubro às 12h30.

 

 

International Leader on Civic and Social Innovation to Address Galway Students

Wednesday 3rd October 11am to 12.30pm in the Siobhan McKenna Theatre, Arts Millennium Building on NUIG campus.

The Community Knowledge Initiative at the National University of Ireland, Galway is delighted to host US entrepreneur and innovator, Sonal Shah for a keynote address open to the university and wider community on

Sonal has worked in government, business and the non-profit sectors. Until recently Shah was the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the first White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation focused on investing in and scaling innovative models, leveraging technology, opening information in the social sector to solve some of the nation’s toughest challenges.

Before joining the White House, Shah led Google’s global development initiatives for its philanthropy, Google.org, focusing on leveraging technology and information to help the world’s poor. Prior to Google, Shah was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, Inc. where she worked with the Chairman and CEO in developing and managing the firm’s environmental strategy.

As part of this address, Sonal will talk about her pathway into a career in social innovation, what social innovation means to her and how to imbue within young people a sense of themselves as civic and social innovators.

For further information, or to reserve a place please contact:

Lorraine McIlrath lorraine.mcilrath@nuigalway.ie

Irish Universities Open House – Boston

Boston College High School

Sunday 29th September, 2-4 PM

This September, Education in Ireland will host a free admissions information event for students, parents and College Counsellors from the greater Boston area. This event will provide all you need to know about studying at an Irish university.

Murphy Alumni Room, Boston College High School, 150 Morrisey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125

Information session will begin at 2PM, followed by a mini fair

Meet Admissions Representatives from:

Trinity College Dublin

National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

University College Dublin

University of Limerick

 

Students, Parents & Counsellors Welcome

Register Now!

Email eduireland@enterprise-ireland.com

Irish Universities Open House – Chicago

Chicago National College Fair at Navy Pier

Saturday 28th September, 3-5 PM

Education in Ireland will host a free information session for students, parents and College Counsellors.

This event will provide all you need to know about applying to and studying at an Irish university.

Saturday 28th September, 3-5 PM

Room 301, Navy Pier, Festival Hall A, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Information session will begin at 3PM

Meet Admissions Representatives from:

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin City University

University College Dublin

University of Limerick

Students, Parents & Counsellors Welcome

Register Now!

Email eduireland@enterprise-ireland.com

Irish Universities Open House – Toronto

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Saturday 21st September, 3-5 PM

This September, as part of the Study & Go Abroad Fair at the Metro Convention Centre Education in Ireland will host a free information session for students, parents and College Counsellors in Toronto. This event will provide all you need to know about applying to and studying at an Irish university.

Saturday 21st September, 3-5 PM

Room 203D, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street West

Information session will begin at 3PM

 

Meet Admissions Representatives from:

 Students, Parents & Counsellors Welcome

Register Now!

Email eduireland@enterprise-ireland.com

Webinar: Marie Curie Individual Fellowships Call 2013 – 3:00 PM July 16th

In advance of the deadline for the Individual Fellowships Call, the Irish Marie Curie Office, operated by the Irish Universities Association and the Irish Research Council, would like to offer this webinar training/information session about the Call.

It consists of a 60 min presentation, followed by a short Q&A session. The session is delivered by Dr Jennifer Brennan, Marie Curie National Contact Point.  It incorporates proposal writing advice from two researchers who have evaluated these proposals in recent Calls, and from the PeopleNetworkPlus Network of Marie Curie NCPs http://www.peoplenetworkplus.eu/.

2013 IxF Call 2013 – PDF of Webinar Presentation

Workshop on Student Engagement and Retention

On May 15th a higher education sector workshop on building a national framework for student engagement and retention was held in Trinity College and brought together experts and stakeholders from across the country.

Key participants in the Student Engagement Workshop, from left, Dr Amanda Piesse, Dean of Students, TCD; Muiris O’Connor, Head of Policy & Planning, HEA; Prof Bairbre Redmond, Deputy Registrar Teaching & Learning, UCD; Martina Crehan, Curriculum Innovator RCSI; Declan Reilly, Disability Officer, TCD; Lewis Purser, Director of Academic Affairs, IUA & Dr. Pat Morgan, Vice President of the Student Experience, NUIG.

Organised through the Irish Universities Association (IUA), the workshop provided an opportunity for the higher education sector in Ireland to share good practice in student engagement and retention with the aim of identifying areas of institutional success that can be developed strategically into a collective framework. It follows on from ‘A Study of Progression in Irish Higher Education’ (HEA, 2010) which called for ‘collective engagement by the Irish higher education community with the challenges of progression, completion, and enhancement of the student-learning experience’ (HEA, 2010: 62).

The 50 participants included student representatives, senior academic, administrative and support services staff from the seven universities in Ireland. There were also representatives from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Institutes of Technology (IOT) sector. Speakers included Muiris O’Connor, Head of Policy & Planning, HEA, Martina Crehan, Curriculum Innovator, RCSI and Professor Bairbre Redmond, Deputy Registrar, Teaching and Learning and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, UCD and Deputy Chair, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

Lewis Purser, Director of Academic Affairs, IUA who facilitated the event commented: “Today’s workshop was important in reviewing good practice in student engagement and retention across Irish universities and IOTs, and in bringing together key elements for a shared approach to this work in the future. We know how positive student engagement can lead to better outcomes for individual students, higher education institutions and ultimately Irish society: our challenge now is to build on what we know to ensure enhanced models of student engagement across all institutions, which can benefit all students”.

The workshop was initiated by Trinity’s Disability Service and was supported by the Dean of Students, Dr Amanda Piesse, the Senior Tutor, Dr Claire Laudet, and the Senior Lecturer/Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dr Patrick Geoghegan. Following the workshop Dr Geoghegan praised Declan Reilly of the Disability Service for working with the IUA to bring together the entire higher education sector for this discussion.  Dr Geoghegan noted that: “This workshop was a great example of the higher education sector working together to ensure that we do the very best for all our students, sharing ideas, approaches, and concerns. The next step is to build on the consensus emerging from the workshop and develop the recommendations into some kind of national framework, or set of guidelines, that each HEI can work from”.

EU Presidency Conference 2013 – Researcher Careers and Mobility

Dublin Castle Printworks. May 14th & 15th 2013.

A key conference on Researcher Careers and Mobility will be held under the auspices of the Irish Presidency. This will be an opportunity to gauge progress in achieving the objectives of the European Research Area with respect to researchers.

For details click here http://www.iua.ie/research-innovation/eu-presidency-conference-2013-researcher-careers-mobility/

 

Jan 12th DARE & HEAR Application Advice Clinics

Advice & information sessions for Leaving Cert Students applying to college through DARE & HEAR schemes

In advance of the February 1st CAO application deadline 3rd level Colleges participating in the DARE and HEAR schemes will run application advice clinics around the country on Saturday January 12th 2013.

 The 8 information sessions nationwide are open to leaving cert students, their parents or guardians, teachers and guidance counsellors. Students who are considering making an application to either scheme  can drop in anytime between 10am and 2pm on January 12th for one-to-one guidance and support on applying to the HEAR and DARE Schemes.

Advisers will offer guidance on how to make a completed application to either or both schemes. The aim of the advice clinics is to reduce the number of incomplete applications received by directly explaining to applicants and their families the supporting documentation required and answering any queries they may have.

Students and parents can get more information on the schemes on www.accesscollege.ie including step by step application advice videos and contact details for DARE and HEAR advisers at all participating colleges.

The clinics will be held on Saturday January 12th, from 10am to 2pm at the following locations:

 Cork:                     University College Cork, DeVere Hall, Student Centre
Galway:                NUI Galway, Bailey Allen Hall
Limerick:             University of Limerick, Kemmy Business School
Monaghan:          Castleblaney,  Glencarn Hotel
Dublin:                  DIT, Aungier St
Donegal:               Ballybofey, Villa Rose Hotel
Kildare:                NUI Maynooth, Phoenix Building
Westmeath:       Athlone Institute of Technology, Main Campus, Dublin Road, Athlone

Other dates & locations for DARE & HEAR Advice Clinics include:

14th January Waterford,
Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Barrack St
7-9pm
17th January Wexford,
Ferrycarraig Hotel
6.30-8.30pm
17th January Kerry,
Carlton Hotel, Dan Spring Road, Tralee
7-9pm

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a college and university admission scheme which offers places on reduced points to school leavers with disabilities under 23 years old.

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a college and university admission scheme which offers places on reduced points to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Both schemes are part of a range of initiatives carried out by our universities and colleges to encourage a greater number of applications to 3rd level from groups of students who find it difficult to progress to college due to personal, cultural or financial challenges.

In total 6,365 students have entered college through the HEAR and DARE schemes since they were rolled out nationally in 2010 (4111 HEAR, 2254 DARE). This represents a rise in HEAR admissions of 71% since 2010 and a rise in DARE admissions of 190% in the same period.