The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) and the Irish Farmers Journal have announced details of the recipients of the much-coveted PWE (Professional Work Experience) travel bursaries. Four third-level Agricultural Science students from University College Dublin will be supported via the award while on work placements in New Zealand, Chile, and Europe this year.
NovaUCD (UCD Nova DAC), the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at University College Dublin (UCD), has been awarded €3 million in funding to develop an AgTech Connector Innovation Hub at the UCD Lyons Farm in Co. Kildare.
Professor Áine Ní Dhúbhain addressed the Oireachtas committee on the findings of a recent report "The Socio-Economic Impact of Forestry in Co. Leitrim". The report was commissioned by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science was recently awarded over €3.1 million euro in funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine across 13 research projects. The awards were part of a government investment of €20 million.
46 awards were presented on the evening. The annual awards ceremony celebrates and acknowledges the excellence and achievements of students during the academic session 2018/19 and was attended by students, graduates, patrons, sponsors and family members of award recipients.
UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science remains among the best in the world, ranked 19th in the world and 5th in Europe for Agricultural Sciences according to the latest US News & World Report's Best Global University rankings. University College Dublin ranked as the number one university in Ireland. UCD’s top subject ranking is Agricultural Sciences.
New research by scientists at University College Dublin and equine science company Plusvital has established that genes associated with behaviour may play as big a role as a horse’s physical attributes in whether a Thoroughbred horse races or not.