EmTech Europe Conference 1 & 2 July 2021 – Bright Future Tickets for Students



EmTech Europe, in partnership with the MIT Technology Review, will be staged virtually in Belfast on 1-2 July. The organisers have set aside 50 Bright Future tickets for students at Irish universities who have the ability but not the financial means to participate in the conference. The Bright Future Ticket, allowing access to all conference sessions across both days will cost just €10 – one thirtieth of the normal price. You can apply for a Bright Future ticket online.

Speakers at EmTech Europe include Kenneth Chief, co-founder of Moderna, author of The Trillion Dollar Shift Marga Hoek, and Nicole Egan, co-founder of Darktrace while themes include A Healthy Future, A Sustainable Future and An Intelligent Future.

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For further information and to apply for a ticket please click HERE

The Path to Survival, The Uyghur Struggle – SAR Webinar

Scholars at Risk (Ireland), Dr. Julia C. Schneider (UCC), and Dr. Gert Hoffmann (UCC) would like to invite you to the following online lecture:

Jewher Ilham: “The Path to Survival, The Uyghur Struggle”

Thursday 29 April, 3:00 pm (WET) [4:00 CET] 


Jewher Ilham is an author and a Uyghur advocate fighting for her detained father, the prominent Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti, and more broadly on the academic freedom situation in China.


Please register for the Zoom Webinar by using the following link 



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 and the conditions for critical thinking in these turbulent times? How can it be legitimised as a right that transcends international boundaries? How can it be asserted when it is threatened in relatively oblique ways? We are expecting that our speakers will draw on their first-hand experiences as well as their research to address these themes.


Please register for this free event here.

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