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 »
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 »
Mary Cawley, emerita in the School of Geography and Archaeology and Whitaker Institute Adjunct-Professor of Migration and Societal Change, has been chosen as the 2017 recipient of the Geographical Society of Ireland Lifetime Achievement Award.
It is clear from research on school choice that the decision about where a student attends school is far from straightforward. Indeed, the body of work suggests that school choice is a double-edged sword, simultaneously improving educational access and outcomes for some, while undermining the quality of the educational experience for others. Much of the… | Read on »
The Whitaker Institute was delighted to host a celebration on Thursday 29th September in honour of Professor Mary Cawley who was recently appointed Whitaker Institute Adjunct Professor of Migration and Rural Societal Change. Mary is an active member of the Whitaker Institute and is joint Cluster Leader of the Population and Migration Research Cluster. Mary… | Read on »
Despite the reversal of net inward migration to Ireland after the international economic recession beginning in 2008, a sizeable number of migrant families have settled in communities throughout Ireland and have children who are currently moving through various stages of the education sector. Research in countries with a longer history of in-migration highlights an achievement… | Read on »
Short–term low–skilled labour migration increased sharply during the two decades prior to the international economic recession of 2008, to fill deficiencies in local labour supply in developed countries. Ireland was one of the newer states to recruit labour internationally on a large scale between the late 1990s and 2008. Brazilian workers who were recruited initially… | Read on »
Dr. Valerie Ledwith, Geography and co-leader of the Population and Migration Research Cluster, Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway chats with Angela Sice about her current research on the sub-field of the geographies of education, focusing particularly on migrant educational experiences here in Ireland.
Professor John McHale, Director of the Whitaker Institute, in his capacity as Chairman of the Fiscal Advisory Council (FAC), discussed the Council’s measured endorsement of the Government’s budget plans on yesterday’s RTÉ One News programme and other national news programmes. In a pre-budget statement, the FAC has advised that reducing national debt must remain a… | Read on »
A study by Dr Valerie Ledwith and Dr Kathy Reilly of the Population and Migration research cluster is the feature of an article in the Irish Times today. They examined how variables such as neighbourhood, school and home environment affect education outcomes and experiences of young migrants in second-level education, and have identified an emerging… | Read on »