Lifeblood of research is funds, TCD event shows

“The camera never lies, and it showed clearly that Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe was under pressure. This view was confirmed by a digital blood pressure device located nearby. The cause of his strain was not persistent questioning by journalists, however. Rather, the Minister had unwisely strayed too close to health-monitoring equipment installed at the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin. He was at the Gallery yesterday morning to launch Transformations: how Research is Changing Ireland, an event and publication marking the 10th anniversary of the Higher Education Authority (HEA)-managed research funding scheme, the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI) …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 28 November]

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