Archive for PRTLI

Need for more economic skills

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“@dfarrell_ucd @JaneSuit ironic that call for more econ skills in D.Finance comes same week that PRTLI money for PhD in Econ and Pol parked!” (tweet)

[Colm Harmon, Twitter, 1 March]

Ireland Holds its Nerve on Science Research

Posted in research with tags , on 29 December 2010 by Steve

“Despite the country’s parlous economic situation, the Irish government has provided a modest increase in funding for its main university research funding agency Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in 2011 …” (more)

[Cormac Sheridan, BioWorld, 29 December]

The possibility is that focus will be lost and the system that has worked well over the past decade will unravel

Posted in research with tags on 17 December 2010 by Steve

“The state funding system that feeds scientific research here is in a precarious situation as the year draws to a close …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 17 December]

Irish science is a real cause for optimism

Posted in research with tags , , on 30 August 2010 by Steve

“… just over two decades ago, Ireland’s international performance in terms of the quality of scientific publications was below that of Bangladesh. The quantity of output relative to our population was well below the EU average. In the last ten years, our output has accelerated like no time in our history. We have exceeded the EU average and are now at OECD levels …” (more)

[Graham Love, Sunday Business Post, 29 August]

Big investment boost for research

Posted in research with tags on 15 August 2010 by Steve

“The largest research investment plan in the history of the Republic of Ireland – €359m (US$473m) – is aimed at transforming the country into ‘Europe’s innovation hub’, according to Brian Cowen, the Irish Taoiseach …” (more)

[John Walshe, University World News, 15 August]

€12m Boost For UL Researchers

Posted in research with tags , on 30 July 2010 by Steve

“… The primary PRTLI funding awarded to UL will go towards the expansion of the University’s sector-leading Materials and Surface Science Institute (MSSI) for the establishment of a National Centre for Applied Materials Research at UL. This will develop new materials and methods in the strategically important areas of pharmaceutical and composite materials and will significantly enhance UL’s materials research capabilities in biomaterials, materials for energy conversion and biocatalysis …” (more)

[Clare Herald, 30 July]

Spreading the research news

Posted in research with tags , on 26 July 2010 by Steve

“It is good to see that the UK journal Times Higher Education has given some space to a report on the most recent round of the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI). Right now Ireland’s reputation for investing in research and R&D is the key factor determining our attractiveness for high value international investment …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 26 July]