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Professor Patrick Johnston Tribute

Universities Ireland is shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of their colleague Professor Patrick Johnston.  We would like to recognise his valuable support to Universities Ireland and offer our condolences to his wife and family. Council members and Secretariat staff

Scholars at Risk Ireland special event featuring address by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

On 29th November 2016 the Scholars at Risk Ireland section (Universities Ireland) presented a special event featuring an opening address by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. The President’s address was followed by dialogues with scholars from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Sri Lanka, moderated by Senator Ivana Bacik, Dr. Roja Fazaeli and Dr. JudeContinue reading Scholars at Risk Ireland special event featuring address by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

Historians on 1916

On Saturday 22 October 2016, Universities Ireland, the all-island coordinating body for Ireland’s ten universities north and south, organised a major conference at the Conference and Events Venue at Dublin’s Mansion House entitled ‘Historians on 1916. Following the wave of commemorations on Ireland’s two great foundation narratives, the Easter Rising and the Somme, this conferenceContinue reading Historians on 1916

Life And Death In 1915

The fourth conference in a series of conferences to commemorate the centenary of Irish History between the years of 1912-1923, reflected on ‘Life And Death In 1915’ with 13 speakers and panellists addressing the audience throughout the day’s activity. The conference was held at the Thomas Davis Theatre in Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 27thContinue reading Life And Death In 1915

Universities Ireland coordinator of SAR-Ireland

SAR –Scholars at Risk is an international network of higher education institutions dedicated to protecting threatened scholars, preventing attacks on higher education communities and promoting academic freedom worldwide. Current list of Scholars at Risk Current and upcoming SAR events Scholars at Risk protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being, primarily byContinue reading Universities Ireland coordinator of SAR-Ireland

Flanders Fields Fellowships

Google and Flanders Field Museum In conjunction with The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and The Department of Arts Heritage and An Gaeltacht A small number of bursaries are on offer to enable students to work on records of soldiers from Ireland who died during WW I. Fellows will be expected to spend two weeks at theContinue reading Flanders Fields Fellowships

President Higgins to address second 1912-1923 conference

President Michael D. Higgins will deliver the keynote address at the second in the series of Universities Ireland-sponsored conferences on the 1912-1923 period which will take place at Liberty Hall Dublin on Saturday 15th June 2013.  The conference is entitled: ‘Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: the Cause of Labour’. OutlineContinue reading President Higgins to address second 1912-1923 conference

2011-2012 ESB-Universities Ireland North/South postgraduate award winners announced

The winners of the ESB-Universities Ireland North/South postgraduate scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year are: Joyce Acheson, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, doing a Masters in Advanced Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast Jonathan Mitchell, a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, doing an MA in Contemporary European Philosophy at University College Dublin Marian McGrath,Continue reading 2011-2012 ESB-Universities Ireland North/South postgraduate award winners announced

Universities Ireland-Joint Business Council North/South Scholarships award ceremony

The Permanent Secretary of the NI Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, David Sterling (standing in for the Minister, Arlene Foster MLA, who was taken ill) presented the 2010 Universities Ireland/IBEC-CBI Joint Business Council North/South postgraduate scholarships to five students at a ceremony in the Stormont Hotel in Belfast on 7 December 2010 at 12.30pm.Continue reading Universities Ireland-Joint Business Council North/South Scholarships award ceremony