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UCD, Ulster and QUB join forces to connect Research Managers and Administrators across the island of Ireland.

The All-Island Research Excellence Network (AIREN) project, established by University College Dublin (UCD), Queens University Belfast (QUB) and Ulster University (Ulster) is pleased to announce that AIREN’S inaugural Conference entitled ‘Research for the Future’ will take place as an in-person event on 8th September 2022 in the Drawing Offices at the Titanic Hotel Belfast, the legendary location where the headquarters of Harland & Wolf shipbuilders were based.

The AIREN ‘Research for the Future’ Conference will bring key stakeholders together to discuss all-island collaborative research and will focus on enhancing the AIREN all-island network of research support staff. The Conference opens with a Welcome Address by Minister Gordon Lyons, MLA, and the day will be moderated by Sarah Travers, Journalist, TV Presenter & Event Host. The Conference Programme offers a range of stimulating and interactive sessions, and panel discussions, on topics covering:

  • Vision and strategy for research collaboration
  • Funding programmes to support North South collaboration, including an overview of the new Peace Plus Programme;  new opportunities within the Health Research Board programmes;   insights on the HEA North-South Research programme and Interreg.
  • Continuing to develop and enhance the AIREN Network;
  • Research culture and what research integrity means to / for research support professionals

Event info

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Thursday 8 September

10am to 3.30pm

Titanic Hotel, Belfast