News – 1 in 6 higher education students have poor broadband

Dr John Cullinan’s recently published Whitaker Institute Policy Brief has been featured in an article from 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 click here. To download the Policy Brief, click… | Read on »

NUI Galway Academic Appointed Policy Advisor on Human Security with United Nations

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 »

Remote Working in Ireland

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 »

Domestic Violence – The Cost of Doing Nothing

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 »