It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

Sir David Cannadine told  an event at NovaUCD, that it was  not clear what the future position for Britain regarding the significant funding its academics currently obtain from the European Research Council.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Europe has become Britain’s intractable “Irish issue” of the 21st century, mirroring aspects of 19th century Anglo-Irish relations, a leading academic(...)

Fields Medal winner Prof Martin Hairer at the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson St. Photograph: Tom Honan

Maths at school level continues to have a perception problem, according to one of the world’s leading mathematicians. “It’s usually just perceived as(...)

Mathematicians Dr Fiacre Ó Cairbre, left, and Prof Anthony O’Farrell, both of Maynooth University,  received the Maths Week Ireland 2018 Award for raising public awareness of mathematics. Photograph:  John Ohle

Irish mathematicians Prof Anthony O’Farrell and Dr Fiacre Ó Cairbre, both of Maynooth University, have been honoured as this year’s recipients of the (...)

Women remain under represented in the senior ranks of universities. Photograph: Getty Images

Women in Irish universities make up 51 per cent of those at lecturer level (the entry level for academic posts) but only 24 per cent of those at full (...)

Dr Norah Patten, Ireland’s only astronaut in training, is involved with AbbVie’s Back to School for STEM initiative. Photograph: James Connolly

This year, points for college engineering courses shot up. Science continues to attract decent numbers, but demand has stalled. Meanwhile, industry is(...)

Companies with diversity and inclusion teams tend to outperform their peers.

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace isn’t just a moral imperative – it’s smart business sense. Much has been made of how advances in technology (...)

An intractable gender imbalance persists at the most senior levels of higher education. Photograph: iStock

The recent rush to balance the university books in order to demonstrate the existence of gender equality has, not surprisingly, proved more complex th(...)

A car under  debris  after an earthquake off the island of Kos, Greece, in July  2017. Photograph: Reuters/Costas Baltas

Google and Harvard University have just announced new research in seismology using artificial intelligence. Researches have “trained” computers using (...)

A prize of €10,000 will be awarded in honour of the late Michel Déon, a French writer who lived in Galway for 40 years. File photograph: Lara Marlowe

The Royal Irish Academy will choose a winner of the inaugural €10,000 Michel Déon Prize before the end of this year. The prize will be awarded for t(...)

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