A high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region. File photograph: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty

As China faced rising international censure last year over its mass internment of Muslim minorities, officials asserted that the indoctrination camps (...)

Domhnall Herdman, Clinton Liberty, Megan McDonnell, Ross Gaynor and Kwaku Fortune, who all studied at the Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art in Trinity College, Dublin, and appeared in TV series Normal People. photograph: Dara Macdónaill/The Irish Times

Just what is it about Normal People that resonated with so many people? Is it the so-wrong-they’re-right love affair between Marianne and Connell, who(...)

A 16th century brewhouse  at the Weald and Downland museum in West Suxxex. “We want to understand how stone masons could drink 14 pints of beer and build cathedrals”

A five-year inter-disciplinary study into the diet and eating habits of Irish communities in the 16th and 17th century aims to bust some myths about t(...)

Adjustable ventilator system:  treats two patients with one machine. Photograph: NUI Galway

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” – the often-quoted words of former UK prime minister Winston Churchill when he worked to form the United Nations(...)

A researcher works on virus replication in order to development a vaccine against the coronavirus Covid-19, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photograph: Douglas Magno/AFP via Getty Images

A study indicating that the BCG vaccine for tuberculosis could help to protect against Covid-19 is “a potential game-changer” in global efforts to cur(...)

James Sinka and Andrew Fleischer during a dopamine fast, in their apartment in San Francisco. Photograph: Peter Prato/The New York Times

Everything was going really well for the men. Women wanted to talk to them; investors wanted to invest; their new site got traffic; phones were buzzin(...)

A swarm of bees in Castleknock, Dublin 15. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Policy decisions over the next 12 months are crucial for Ireland’s rural landscapes. The development of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic(...)

George Gabriel Stokes made profound contributions to hydrodynamics and devised and performed many ingenious experiments in optical science. Portrait: The Royal Society

Ireland should do much more to recognise “the immense contribution to the world of science” made by mathematician and physicist George Gabriel Stokes (...)

The property at Copley Street in Cork  is located at what was formally the University College Cork school of architecture.

A 265-room property for students in Co Cork will open this week after having undergone an extensive €25 million upgrade. The property at Copley Stree(...)

Benjamin Soffer, chairman of the Israeli Tech Transfer Network: “It is a fundamental part of the role of universities to do basic research after all.”

Higher education institutions need to double down on their market-led research and innovation efforts and their engagement with the commercial world o(...)

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