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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 »

Article Explores Wider Economic Impacts of Domestic Violence Against Women

The patriarchal mindset that dismisses violence against women as a “private matter” between intimate partners perpetrates an enduring damage to the economy and society. Growing scientific research, using domestic violence data from around the world, establishes that violence against women, which happens within the private sphere of the family, inflicts economic costs to households, businesses… | Read on »

Economics and Finance Careers Beckon to Science, Tech Students

Dr Srinivasan Raghavendran of the Macroeconomics and Finance Research Cluster recently published an article in India’s Hindustan Times (19 August edition), highlighting the ways that science, engineering, and technology students with a post-graduate degree in economics and finance can excel in a new environment where companies are investing in big data and analytics. Read more… | Read on »

Seminar Discusses Sustainable Creative Careers in Film

Filmmakers from northern Europe connected with local industry players in NUI Galway as part of A Creative Momentum project. The Whitaker Institute and School of Geography and Archaeology at NUI Galway hosted an event on 13 July as part of a creative exchange seminar titled ‘Screen Industries on the Periphery: Policy and Practice’, at the Huston… | Read on »

NUI Galway Receives €3 Million for Research Initiatives

The north and west of Ireland is set to benefit from an investment of over €3 million in research initiatives. The support has been granted to NUI Galway by an EU programme that supports innovative projects addressing regional challenges. NUI Galway will coordinate four projects and partner in an additional six as part of the Atlantic… | Read on »

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 »