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Universities across the island of Ireland to intensify collaboration in response to COVID-19

Following a special meeting of the Universities Ireland Council held yesterday (12 May 2020), the Presidents and Vice-Chancellors of the universities in both Northern Ireland and Ireland agreed to intensify North-South collaboration to maximise the contribution of the Higher Education sector across the island of Ireland to the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, andContinue reading Universities across the island of Ireland to intensify collaboration in response to COVID-19

Pre-launch of the Scholars at Risk Network’s Free to Think 2019 report

Pre-launch of the Scholars at Risk Network’s Free to Think 2019 report & a conversation with Mansoureh Behkish 11.15am, 15th November 2019 Irish Centre for Human Rights, Seminar Room, NUI Galway Free to Think is an annual report by Scholars at Risk’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, analysing reported attacks on higher education communities, including violentContinue reading Pre-launch of the Scholars at Risk Network’s Free to Think 2019 report

SAR Event – Academic freedom in turbulent times – 6 Nov Maynooth University

Today, throughout the world, there are increasing threats to academic freedom – from authoritarian regimes and in regions at war or under occupation, but also by intolerant state and non-state actors. Academic freedom is also increasingly compromised within the academy itself  by profit-maximisation models and audit cultures. How can we safeguard academic freedom and theContinue reading SAR Event – Academic freedom in turbulent times – 6 Nov Maynooth University

SAR Event – Academic freedom in turbulent times – 6 Nov Maynooth University

In the contemporary moment, academic freedom in places near and far faces threats from various directions – from authoritarian regimes, exigencies of war and occupation, and intolerant state and non-state actors, to profit-maximisation models and audit cultures in the realms of education. What are the means that we can muster for safeguarding academic freedom andContinue reading SAR Event – Academic freedom in turbulent times – 6 Nov Maynooth University

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