IUA Future of Ireland Webinar: The pivotal role of universities for future skills and innovation with keynotes Mike Beary Amazon & Minister Simon Harris - view the recording

On Oct 23rd 1-2pm we were joined by a panel of experts from across higher education, industry and government for a discussion on the critical importance of a top-quality higher education system producing a supply of work-ready graduates and leading our research and innovation network to remain a core ingredient of Ireland’s attractiveness as an FDI destination of choice.

Moderator:  Vincent Wall –  Newstalk

Opening Comments: Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost Trinity College Dublin & Chair of IUA 2020

If you missed the webinar don’t worry, you can catch the full discussion and read about our panel below.

Our Panel

Mike Beary Amazon

Keynote Speaker: Mike Beary, Country Director, Amazon Web Services

Minister Simon Harris

Keynote Speaker:  Simon Harris T.D., Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Science & Innovation

Kerstin Mey UL

Panelist: Prof Kerstin Mey, Interim President of UL


Kevin McStravock USI

Panelist: Kevin McStravock, Academic Affairs, Union of Students in Ireland

Claire McGee Ibec

Panelist: Claire McGee, Head of Education and Innovation Policy, Ibec