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Two post-doctoral positions in smart cities now available at Trinity College Dublin.
I’m a little perplexed by the direction of the current discussion over Ireland’s chief scientific advisor.
Changes to admissions systems in the UK and Ireland simply tinker with the existing approach. They don’t address the more fundamental changes in the relationship between university education, economic and social life.
The west of Ireland is full of old, decrepit buildings that seem to have been left behind by the Celtic Tiger years — and just crying out to be photographed.
What should the university of the 21st century look like? What are we preparing our students for, and how? And how should we decide what is the appropriate vision for modern universities?
Ireland doesn’t have a postcode system — a state of affairs that causes endless problems with badly-designed web sites that expect them, as well as with courier deliveries. But of course in the internet age there’s no reason to wait for the State to act…
We’re looking for expert panels to be run at the IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management in Dublin in May 2011.
Recently there’s been an exchange in the Irish media about the decline of intellectuals in universities and calling into question whether universities are still fit for purpose given their funding and management structures. The fundamental question seems to me to be far deeper, and impacts on the UK and elsewhere as much as Ireland: what is — or should be — the relationship between academics and their funding sources? To what extent does the person paying the academic piper call the research tune?