People, Policy, Places and the Economy

Advancing Ireland through Research and Outreach

Keynote speech: Minister Sean Sherlock, TD (Minister of State, Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation and Department of Education and Skills with responsibility for Research & Innovation)

Aula Maxima, Ground Floor, The Quadrangle, NUI Galway 18:30 :: 19th September 2013

The world’s best universities provide excellence in education and research that serves the current and future needs of the cities, regions and nations in which they are based. This conference highlights examples of NUI, Galway’s research and community outreach efforts and contemporary social and business debates that have been enabled through funding from the Programme for Research in Third- Level Institutions Cycle 4 (PRTLI 4) as part of the Irish Social Science Platform. The PRLTI research programme has played a transformative role in developing a credible research and outreach capacity in Ireland and contributed to Ireland’s significant rise in scientific international rankings. The focus of this conference is largely on NUI, Galway’s contribution under the three pillars of the Irish Social Sciences Platform: Knowledge Society, Sustaining Communities and Balanced Regional and Rural Development. We will feature examples of this research and outreach under taken by The Whitaker Institute, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, the Child and Family Research Centre, the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, the Centre for Research on Occupational and Life Stress, and the Irish Centre for Rural Transformation and Sustainability.

Minister Sherlock’s speech and discussion will take place on the evening of September 19th. On the following day there will be panel and discussion sessions focusing on the following topics:
• The Creative Economy and Creative Places
• Improving the Lives of People
• Enterprise, Entrepreneurs and the Irish Economy

The conference continues Friday 20th September 11.00am - 5.00pm


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