Teagasc PhD Walsh Fellowship Opportunity

This is a novel and innovative project which will design and develop a Farm Financial Information System (FARMFIS) programme as a way to make use of existing technologies to model weather and market changes on income, which research suggests will substantially increase profitability. The objective of the project is to encourage farmers to better understand… | Read on »

Minister Creed Launches Report on Ireland’s Strong Performing Ocean Economy

NUI Galway publishes report on Ireland’s Ocean Economy that shows in 2016 the direct economic value of the ocean economy was €1.8 billion representing a 20% increase on 2014 Friday, 30 June, 2017: NUI Galway’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) has published its fourth report on Ireland’s Ocean Economy as part of their ongoing process… | Read on »

Stem courses key to Ireland making gains post-Brexit

Universities’ initiative aims to create highly skilled workforce for high-tech sector. The British general election result has done little to assuage Irish fears for industry here post-Brexit but with a booming Stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) sector, Ireland is well placed to make gains. According to leading economist Prof Alan Ahearne of the Whitaker… | Read on »

How Brexit will hit your pocket – and ways to help ease the pain

Brexit will have a more permanent impact on Ireland than the financial crisis which rocked the country in 2008, a top economist has warned. “The shock from Brexit won’t be as deep as the 2008 financial crisis – but it will be more permanent,” said Alan Ahearne, director of the Whitaker Institute in NUI Galway,… | Read on »

Full House for the Whitaker Institute PhD forum 2017

On 24th May 2017, the Whitaker Institute hosted its second forum for NUI Galway PhD students in the Hardiman Research Building.  Targeted at students at all stages of their PhD, the event was full, with 65 students attending. The event was opened by the Director of the Whitaker Institute, Professor Alan Ahearne.  The day was… | Read on »