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Intel and UCD Renew Collaboration on Talent, Research and Education

Intel and University College Dublin (UCD) have committed to close collaboration over the next five years in the areas of talent, research, and national policy associated with research and education. An initial memorandum of understanding between Intel and UCD was signed in 2016 and, since then, Intel has supported 49 UCD master’s student bursaries and co-supported a number of PhD students under this agreement. Coinciding with the renewed agreement, 15 science and engineering students were awarded UCD-Intel master’s scholarships. These scholarships provide a €3,000 bursary to support academic study as well as the opportunity for practical learning based on industry...
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UCD Foundation Calling Campaign Spring 2020

UCD Foundation will be running its Spring Calling Campaign starting 27 January.  It will be a six – eight week campaign with the possibility of full time summer work for top performers. We are seeking up to 100 enthusiastic students to join the team. Callers are paid €9.80 per hour (Rising to €10.10 from 1 February 2020). Callers who have previously worked for the Calling Campaign have found it a worthwhile experience where they learn techniques which can be applied both to sales and fundraising and enhance their current skill set, help a very worthy cause and also meet and speak with a...
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The Power of Giving Back and Paying Forward – UCD Moore Centre for Business

On Monday 2 September UCD Moore Centre for Business was opened by founding donor and business leader Angela Moore to honour the legacy of her late husband, entrepreneur, philanthropist and UCD alumnus Dr George G. Moore. A native of County Louth, Mr Moore left Ireland in 1972 with two degrees from University College Dublin. He became one of the most successful Irish businessman of his generation, and is remembered as one of the founding fathers of the data analytics industry. https://youtu.be/ABwd2kxALXo Integrating fully with the Quinn School across three levels, the new €20m expansive wing includes interactive learning hubs, a...
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A tribute to an exceptional UCD Medicine Alumna – Dr Mary J Farrell

UCD extended a warm welcome to Patricia O’Kelly and the Farrell Family and friends to UCD School of Medicine Conferring and Awards Ceremony for the presentation of the inaugural Dr Mary J Farrell Medal in General Practice. Thanks to Patricia O’Kelly’s generous support, UCD School of Medicine has established The Mary J Farrell Community Care Scholarship Fund to honour her legacy. The fund will support a research elective for a medical student in a country general practice and has allowed the School to establish a medal as tribute to an exceptional UCD Medicine Alumna. Dr Mary J Farrell graduated with first class...
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Launch of PiNNacle funded by the Presentation Sisters

Wednesday 12 December saw the launch of PiNNacle, an innovative research project which aims to build teaching capacity in the developing world. Led by Professors Deirdre Raftery and Marie Clarke in the School of Education, this project will identify and promote what is best in teacher education for women teachers in developing contexts and provide generous Masters scholarships for women teachers from pilot schools in India and Pakistan to study at UCD. We were pleased to welcome the Presentation Sisters, who have so generously supported this project, Ambassador Sandeep Kumar from the Embassy of India and Ambassador Shuja Alam from the Embassy of the...
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Congratulations

UCD Foundation would like to wish a big congratulations to two members of our team, Ms Tara Belford, Advancement Officer at UCD Foundation and Ms Rebecca Lyne, Fundraising Assistant at UCD Foundation who both graduated from UCD on Monday 3 December. Tara graduates with a Masters in Public Policy and Rebecca graduates with a Masters in Equality Studies. UCD Foundation commends both on all of their hard work over the years and is delighted that they bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to our ever expanding and diverse team. We wish you both every great wish and success for...
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Intel Masters Scholarships awarded to 16 UCD graduate students in Science and Engineering

The Intel Masters Scholarship Programme has been successfully running for three years now and it aims to connect both researchers and students to fuel the innovation economy of Ireland. In addition to the scholarship, the recipients are assigned an Intel employee mentor to provide them with guidance and support on career development throughout their studies. Speaking at a special award ceremony for the students at Intel Ireland’s Leixlip Campus, UCD President Professor Andrew Deeks described the scholarships as a key element of the strategic partnership between UCD and Intel: “I am very pleased to see the strengthening of the relationships...
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Newly recruited Newman Fellows

Dr Maria Gaughan has been awarded the Roche Newman Fellowship in Neurology.  Dr Daniel Hurley has been awarded the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Fellowship in Food Safety. Dr Susan Ahern has been awarded the Merck Serono Ireland Health Foundation Newman Fellow in Translational Oncology. Dr Ciara Egan has been awarded the Genomics Medicine Ireland Newman Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dr Christine Liran Shan has been awarded the Kerry Group Newman Fellowship in Food Safety. Dr Elisabetta Crisetti has been awarded the Baraka Iftekhar Khan Newman Fellow in Lung Disease. Dr Amina Jouida has been awarded the Baraka Iftekhar Khan Newman Fellow in Lung Disease. Dr Dina Ndukwe has been awarded the Merrion Neuroscience Foundation...
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Shire supports UCD Scholarship for Masters in Biopharmaceutical Engineering

UCD Foundation is pleased to announce that Shire plc, the global biotechnology leader in rare diseases, are supporting an academic scholarship programme for student’s undertaking the Masters in Biopharmaceutical Engineering in University College Dublin (UCD). The scholarship, which will run from 2018 through to 2020, will be awarded to the top performing students each year. Separately, there will also be a prize funded by Shire for the best Bioprocess Engineering Design Project, submitted in semester 3 by a team of students. Susan Hynes, Site Lead for Shire Dunboyne, said: “We are delighted to announce this collaboration with UCD’s Masters in...
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Cultivating New Opportunities: The Agri-Food and Beverage Perspective on Brexit and China

Leading Irish law firm Matheson, together with UCD Sutherland School of Law, hosted a morning seminar for senior executives and general counsel working in the agri-food and beverage sectors on 4th October 2018. The event, entitled Cultivating New Opportunities: The Agri-Food and Beverage Perspective on Brexit and China, assessed the challenges and opportunities facing the agri-food and beverage sectors as a result of Brexit. The sector, which employs over 250,000 people directly and indirectly, is central to Ireland’s export-led growth strategy.  Asian markets, particularly China, present significant opportunities for these sectors, in 2017 alone exports to Asia grew 6% to €850 million. Michael Creed TD,...