Whitaker Institute Director Professor Alan Ahearne has been featured in a recent article by The Irish Times. The piece looks at the development of Augustine Hill in Galway and Prof Ahearne’s economic assessment that it will support some 610 jobs per year over the six-year period of its construction, and a further 2,700 jobs upon completion…. | Read on »
Dr John Cullinan’s recently published Whitaker Institute Policy Brief has been featured in an article from Agriland.ie. The Policy Brief looked at potential disparities in access to digital learning resources for higher education students residing at home, including high-speed quality broadband. To read the article from Agriland.ie click here. To download the Policy Brief, click… | Read on »
Professor John Morrissey will help lead an extension of the United Nations Human Security Strategy Whitaker Institute member Professor John Morrissey has been appointed International Consultant and Policy Advisor on Human Security in the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations. Professor Morrissey will help lead an extension of the UN’s human security strategy in… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Professor Saoirse Nic Gabhainn, of the Health and Well-Being cluster, recently spoke on an Alcohol Action Ireland podcast, ‘The Alcohol File’, about how Irish parents who allow their children to drink at home are putting them at risk of future dependency. Read more from RSVP.
In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many higher education institutions (HEIs) across the world to cancel face-to-face teaching, close campus facilities, and displace staff and students to work and learn from home. Given the persistent nature of the pandemic, and the threat of further waves of the virus, many HEIs continued to deliver courses online… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Jane Walsh, co-leader of the Health and Well-Being Cluster, has been featured in an article from the Irish Cancer Society. The piece discusses Dr Walsh’s support for Making a Splash a Day in May fundraiser and the importance of goal setting. Read more here.
On Tuesday, the Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commission launched the findings of the third national remote working survey, which found 95% of people want to continue working remotely in some form after the pandemic. The findings garnered significant media attention, which is available to read below. Click here to read more about the findings… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Professor Alma McCarthy spoke with RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland about the recent findings from the Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commissions third Remote Working Survey, which found 95% of respondents wish to continue working remotely in some form after the pandemic. Listen back below.
Ground-breaking research at NUI Galway on the economic cost of domestic violence (DV) in low and middle-income countries has been pivotal to developing new legislation and policies to protect women in Egypt, South Sudan and Vietnam. Women experience DV behind closed doors; however, its impact reaches beyond the individual and their family, having serious consequences… | Read on »
Scientists have proposed the first steps towards a united global plan to save our oceans, for the sake of human health. NUI Galway was part of an interdisciplinary European collaboration called the Seas Oceans and Public Health In Europe (SOPHIE) Project, funded by Horizons 2020, outlining the initial steps that a wide range of organisations… | Read on »