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NUI Galway president Jim Browne.

International university ranking systems can be of value but they are also dangerous if too much weight is given to them, according to the president o(...)

Sonal Shah, who has been invited to today’s Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle.

A former adviser to US president Barack Obama has highlighted the “value of failure” in helping societies to grow.Sonal Shah,who was director of the f(...)

Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Last week saw the publication of two research reports into climate change, the fifth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Cha(...)

A full programme for the Galway Theatre Festival is on, and tickets can be booked through the Town Hall Theatre box office, Galway, at (091) 569777.

Mobile digital theatre using smartphone technology and a 24-hour challenge to write a play are highlights of this year’s Galway Theatre Festival, whic(...)

Photograph: Getty

Lecturers, and budding lecturers, should be thrilled. Demand for college places is rising exponentially. By the best estimates of the Higher Education(...)

Dr Eoin Whelan recommends using an organisational network analysis to give a visual representation of how information flows around in an organisation

What makes some organisations innovative and others not? Why do companies such as Intel and Proctor & Gamble seemingly have conveyor belts of inno(...)

Galway city’s population is expected to double by 2040. Resource efficiency will become “accepted wisdom”, there will be a shift in the concept of “waste” with 100 per cent re-use of materials also becoming a norm.

In 2040 a flood-prone Atlantic seaboard will be contributing “blue energy” – created by harnessing the waves and the wind – to the east coast, with wa(...)

Emergencey services dealing with floods in Blackpool, Cork, this year

Ireland will become a balmier place as a result of climate change but the summertime benefits will come at a cost. The warmer, drier summers will be f(...)

British sustainability adviser Tony Juniper cited the use of the now-banned drug diclofenac, administered on buffalo and cattle in India, as an example of an untold negative impact on the environment. The drug’s use from 1993 to 2006 killed up to 99 per cent of the vulture population, which had been responsible for disposing of up to 12 million tonnes of the remains of dead animals annually.  File photograph: Zoological Society of London/PA Wire

Environmental science researchers need to create a “new narrative” to show that nature can nurture economic growth, British sustainability adviser Ton(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly at yesterday’s launch of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Ireland Trends Report 1998-2010 which was carried out by the Health Promotion Research Centre in NUI Galway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The number of Irish teenagers and pre-teens who smoke has fallen significantly, according to a series of studies on the health behaviours of 10 to 17-(...)

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