New frontiers: a woman star-gazes through a telescope. Photograph: Thinkstock

Why would anyone study science, technology, engineering or maths? You might think it is difficult and that everyone will think you are a nerd. But a (...)

The goal is to ensure State-funded research delivers excellence with impact, says  Science Foundation Ireland chief Mark Ferguson

There are mixed views about the direction being taken by State-funded research, with ongoing concerns about the close alignment between academic resea(...)