Preview: Community and Civic Engagement Charter Indicative Actions for Engagement

On June 16, 2014, leaders of higher education institutions across Ireland came together in Dublin Castle to sign the Campus Engage Charter for Civic and Community Engagement. The signing of the Charter indicated a willingness to enhance further the links between higher education and society. Subsequently, the institutions have worked collaboratively to agree a set of indicative actions which articulate and elaborate the ambitions of the Charter.

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More than 70 Civil Society Partners Represented at UCC's Inaugural 'Community Partner Celebration'

The inaugural ‘Celebration of Community Partners’ consultation and networking event was held on the evening of Thursday 11th June 2015 at 5.00pm in the Aula Maxima of University College Cork.  The event was jointly organised and hosted by a working group drawn from the Community Engagement Committee of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences and the University’s Social Responsibility Committee (USREP).  The diversity and reach of UCC’s engagement with the wider community was reflected in the attendance and upwards of 70 different community partners were represented

Engineers Week 2015

Engineers Week 2015

Engineers Week 2015 was a great success! The STEPS team at Engineers Ireland would like to say a huge Thank You to everyone who took part – volunteers, teachers, students, and parents.

This year, 527 events took place across the country during Engineers Week, with a total of 37,500 participants. These events were supported by hundreds of volunteers from the engineering profession. And apart from the events, over 7,000 students were engaged via school visits during the week.

New Commentary on Improving Science-Society Dialogue

Maja Horst, professor and department head in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen, and Sofie Carsten Nielsen, the Danish minister for Science and Higher Education, have co-authored a commentary on how to support and improve RRI in practice. You can read the commentary here:

Two new types of New Horizons Research Project Grants available for 2015

The Irish Research Council will offer two types of New Horizons project grants in 2015:

Starter Grant - AHSS
The aim of the New Horizons Strand (1) Starter Grant is twofold:
To allow promising early stage AHSS researchers to develop track record in basic and exploratory research in AHSS disciplines through a project grant award.
Provide seed funding for researchers interested in applying for a Horizon 2020 European Research Council grant in the medium term.

New Horizons Research Project Scheme

Webinar: New Horizons Research Project Scheme

The IRC will host an online webinar on both schemes at 3pm, Tues 19th May

The IRC deadline for submission of applications to both schemes is 4pm Friday 12th June 2015

New Horizons Research Project Scheme
The Council will offer two types of New Horizons project grants in 2015:

Starter Grant - AHSS
The aim of the New Horizons Strand (1) Starter Grant is twofold:

Logo and Slogan Competition Winners Announced!

The winners of the national student logo and slogan competition for first Higher Education National Student Volunteer Management System, to be launched in September 2015, was announced at the Irish Universities Association, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.  


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