Events Archive

                                       2016/2017

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13.12.16

Harvesting Knowledge: Big Data in Agriculture and Food symposium

More than 250 delegates interested in finding out how predictive data analytics are impacting agriculture and food industries in Ireland and beyond attended the Harvesting Knowledge: Big Data in Agriculture and Food symposium.

The School of Agriculture and Food Science also launched an exciting new undergraduate degree programme entitled Agricultural Systems Technology at this event.

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BAgrSc Agricultural Systems Technology

14.12.16

Research Seminar SeriesDr Jim Kaput, Senior Expert, System Nutrition and Health, Nestle Institute of Health Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland, presented a seminar entitled "Research for Sustaining Nutrition and Health: Facing the Challenges of Population Growth and Climate Change".

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17.01.17 QQI-FET Open Day for Agriculture, Food Science, Science and Computer Science Download the Non Standard Entry and Progression brochure
25.01.17 Research Seminar Series: Dr Gustav Slafer, ICREA Research Professor and Associate Professor of the Department of Crop & Forest Sciences at the Universitat de Lleida, Catalonia, Spain, presented a seminar entitled "Crop Physiological Bases of Wheat Yield".  Read more
08.02.17

Research Seminar Series: Dr Monica Gorman, Assistant Professor in Agricultural Extension and Innovation, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, presented a seminar entitled "Knowledge Transfer and Farm Innovation".

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22.02.17 2017 Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition Careers Day

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22.02.17

2017 Great Agri-Food Debate

UCD hosted the second “Great-Agri Food Debate” where teams of undergraduate students from the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) debated the motion “Brexit will be good for the Irish Agri-Food Industry”.

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22.02.17  Research Seminar Series: Associate Professor Áine Ní Dhubháin, UCD Forestry, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, presented a seminar entitled "Farm Afforestation in Ireland". Read more
04.03.17  IASTA Ag-Venture Conference 2017 Download Ag-Venture programme
13.03.17 

Agri Aware Farm Walk and Talk @ UCD Lyons Research Farm

Over 300 Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science students attended Lyons Research Farm for interactive learning, as part of Agri Aware’s Farm Walk and Talk series.

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15.03.17

Research Seminar SeriesDr Gerry Lawson, Research Fellow, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (NERC), Edinburgh, and Vice President, European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF), Montpellier, presented a seminar entitled "Agroforestry Research in Europe".

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29.03.17 Research Seminar Series:  Dr Tracey Hollowood, Director, Sensory Dimensions Ltd, Nottingham, UK, presented a seminar entitled "Sensory Evaluation of Food".   Watch the seminar here
19.04.17 Research Seminar Series: Associate Professor Kevin McDonnell, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, and David Kelly, Capturing a World Ltd, presented a seminar entitled "Using Drones with Spectral Imaging for Better Crop Management Decisions". Watch the seminar here
08.06.17

UCD Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition Summer School: 5th Year Leaving Cert students and Year 12 A-Level students took the opportunity to experience university life with UCD’s annual Summer School for secondary school students.

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12.06.17 - 15.06.17 Genomic Selection in Plant Breeding - A hands-on short course in R: This course aimed to provide a basic quantitative and statistical framework to apply GS in a routine manner. In this sense, the course focused on the application of plant breeding concepts through practical exercises in R. The course provided participants with the relevant theory of GS models, as well as with hands-on experience with relevant GS techniques. Download the programme
20.06.17 Building Competence in the Changing International Market Landscape for the Food Industry: Brexit and the uncertainty involving the UK market has urged the food industry to further explore alternative market opportunities. UCD and Erasmus Plus brought together expertise from a diverse background to facilitate this well-needed discussion.

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19.09.17 - 21.09.17

National Ploughing Championships

We attended the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly and met with prospective students, alumni, industry and collaborators.

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27.09.17 Research Seminar Series: Professor Dan Bradley, Principal Investigator, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, presented a seminar entitled "Ancient Genomics and the Origins of Farming".

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 29.09.17

UCD and Teagasc Knowledge Transfer Conference 2017

Brought to you by UCD and Teagasc, the Knowledge Transfer Conference entitled "Improving Knowledge Transfer through Agricultural Advisory and Education Services - What next?" took place in the Main Auditorium at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

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25.10.17  Study Abroad Fair 2017

An opportunity for Stage 1 and 2 students to get information on the Study Abroad Student Exchange Programme by talking to students, staff and attending a lunchtime presentation.

The Fair is taking place from 11am - 3pm in the UCD Global Lounge (downstiars in the Restaurant Building). Presentations take place from 1.15-2pm

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25.10.17  "National Food Consumption Surveys: How Can We Use Them?"

As part of the 2017-18 School of Agriculture & Food Science Research Seminar Series, Assistant Professor in Human Nutrition Dr Breige Nulty, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, will present a seminar entitled "National Food Consumption Surveys: How Can We Use Them?". The seminar is open to the public and takes place in room G-08, Agriculture & Food Science Centre, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, from 1-2pm. Attendance is free, but registration is necessary.

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04.11.17 UCD Open Day

One of the best ways to experience UCD life.

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15.11.17

"Nutrient Management Practices: Benchmarking and Future Decisions"

As part of the 2017-18 School of Agriculture & Food Science Research Seminar Series, Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Food Economics Dr Edel Kelly, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, presented a seminar entitled "Nutrient Management Practices: Benchmarking and Future Decisions".

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15.11.17 UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science Information Evening Kilkenny (New Park Hotel) Download our 2018 prospectus
16.11.17

School of Agriculture & Food Science Awards Ceremony

The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science annual Student Awards Ceremony awarded a total of 33 prizes to students and recent graduates based on the 2016/17 academic session.

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23.11.17

UCD Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition Information Evening Cork (Clayton Hotel)

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