Prof Grimes Discusses Apple’s Global Value Chains in Asia

Prof Séamus Grimes–a member of the Whitaker Institute’s Innovation and Structural Change and Social Sciences Research Centre research clusters–recently spoke with Yves Gassot, the CEO IDATE DigiWorld Institute, about the intricacies of Apple’s global value chains in Asia. “About seven years ago, I began to realise that if I was to say anything meaningful about multinational technology… | Read on »

Dr Aidan Kane Features on RTE’s Brainstorm

Dr Aidan Kane–of the Whitaker Institute’s Macroeconomics and Finance reseach cluster, as well as Creative, Liveable, and Sustainable Communities and Socio-economic Marine Research Unit research clusters–recently featured on RTE’s Brainstorm website, discussing fiscal and budgetary history, linking it to his groundbreaking research project Duanaire. According to Dr Kane, budgets may be about the future, but… | Read on »

Whitaker Members Receive President’s Research Excellence Awards

The Whitaker Institute is delighted that four of its members received President’s Research Excellence Awards at the annual Research and Innovation Symposium on 4 September. Dr Kieran Conboy, Lead of the Agile and Open Innovation (LERO) research cluster, received a Research Supervisor award. An Established Researcher award was presented each to Dr Frances Fahy—Lead of… | Read on »

PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutes

Title: Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutes Supervisor:  Dr Nata Duvvury, Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway Duration: Funded for 4 years (Structured PhD), full-time Closing date for applications:  22 September 2017 Details: NUI Galway’s Centre for Global for Women’s Studies, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity, is pleased to… | Read on »

2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum

The 2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum series begins on 13 September and takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm through 22nd November. The Whitaker Ideas Forum seminars have, to-date, showcased the diverse range of research being conducted across the Institute. The forum represents a great opportunity for early career researchers to present to their… | Read on »

Article on Political Reform in Costa Rica Highlights the Irish Experience

Dr Ruth Prichard—a member of the Whitaker Institute’s Social Sciences Research Centre cluster—co-authored an article in Costa Rica’s La Nacion newspaper on 16 August that explores political reform in the Central American country with an eye on Ireland’s experience. NUI Galway is working with the University of Costa Rica’s Centre for Research and Political Studies (CIEP),… | Read on »

NUI Galway Launches Undergraduate eJournal for Student Research

NovoVerse is a newly launched NUI Galway eJournal dedicated to publishing undergraduate student research. This type of research is defined as, “an inquiry or investigation conducted by undergraduate students that makes an original, intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline”. Its aim is to support students as researchers by promoting their work in the disciplines… | Read on »