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14 March, 2018

International Bioeconomy Research Agreement to Support Rural and Farming Communities in Ireland and USA Announced by An Taoiseach

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between BEACON, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Bioeconomy Research Centre, headquartered at University College Dublin (UCD), and HARVEST (Helping Agriculture Remain Vital through Engineering, Science and Technology), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Research Coordination Network based out of Virginia Tech.

12 March, 2018

UCD Holds Seminar in Brussels to Frame Agri-food Research Priorities in Advance of FP9

A University College Dublin (UCD) seminar has taken place in Brussels, as part of the University’s ongoing dialogue with European policy-makers and stakeholders to frame agri-food research priorities in advance of FP9. FP9, the ninth framework programme, is the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

19 February, 2018

Professor Da-Wen Sun Conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree from Peru

Professor Da-Wen Sun, School of Biosystems and Food Engineering at University College Dublin, has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate from Universidad Privada del Norte (UPN) in Peru in recognition of his exceptional contribution and leading role for advancing food and biosystems engineering research and education at the global level.


14 February, 2018

New €2.1 million Programme Led by UCD Aims to Strengthen Resilience of Ethiopian Communities to Recurring Climate Disasters

UCD and Wolaita Sodo University (WSU, Ethiopia) have entered into a new partnership programme that has education and research as the critical ingredients to build resilient communities in Ethiopia. In partnership with Concern Worldwide, Future Analytics Ltd and the Network on Humanitarian Action, they have secured €2.1 million in Horizon 2020 funding, for the 4-year programme, through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) scheme.