The global population is urbanising rapidly. Each year, cities around the world host tens of millions of new inhabitants, particularly in low and middle income countries. While traditionally urbanisation has been associated with a process of structural change and economic development, today many poor countries are urbanising faster and at a much earlier stage of… | Read on »
On 24 September the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host Social Marketing; A Behavioural Change Rebel turning 50. Most of us recognise that everyday life today is not the same as it was a few months ago let alone a few years ago what with climate change, the pandemic, social inequalities, digital technologies, global markets and… | Read on »
Centre for Entrepreneurial Growth and Scaling (CEGS) in the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change invites you to join a panel conversation on: “Scaling Up Startup Organizations” with Dr. Alicia DeSantola, author of the Harvard Business Review article “Start-ups that last: How to scale your business.” In conversation with Elaine Murphy and Professor Jonathan… | Read on »
There has been a growing trend in recent years towards third level students studying abroad for a semester or more as part of their degree programme. For example, in Europe, around 2 million students participated in the EU’s Erasmus+ exchange programme between 2014 and 2020. Numerous benefits have been linked to study abroad, including improved… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerard Turley, of the Performance Management cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at 8 actions that could be taken to make the local property tax more acceptable to tax payers. 8 actions that would make the Local Property Tax more acceptable to taxpayers Analysis: Given… | Read on »
As part of the Galway International Arts Festival, Whitaker Institute member Professor Alma McCarthy participated in the First Thought Talks series of events where she was a panellist on the remote working and rural Ireland event. The event was featured on RTÉ and is available to watch back here. To read more about the Whitaker… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr John Cullinan has been featured in a recent article from The Irish Times. The piece looks at the impact of long covid on those who suffer from it. Read the article here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Jane Walsh, of the Health and Well-Being cluster, has said that vaccine hesitant parents could be swayed by the views of their children. Read more from the Irish Independent here and here.
Whitaker Institute members Dr Gerard Turley and Stephen McNena, of the Performance Management cluster, have written an article for the recent issue of Local Authority Times. The piece looks at the model designed by Dr Turley and Mr McNena for estimating top-up or so called equalisation grants for local councils with inadequate revenue bases. Read the… | Read on »
Prof Alan Ahearne, Director of the Whitaker Institute, has been featured in a recent article from the Irish Times. The piece looks at the appeal against a 21-storey tower development in Galway City. Read the article here.
The pandemic has sparked a wave of cultural reflection for what feels like simpler times. Whitaker Institute member Professor Brian Hughes, of the Creative, Liveable and Sustainable Cluster, spoke to the Irish Independent about how if we remove our rose-tinted glasses, what are the benefits of escaping our present to relive the past. Read more here.