The World is facing unprecedented challenge in the shape the climate emergency, the digital transition, mediating inequality, the degradation of democracy, the threats to biodiversity and a host of other wicked Global problems. Research and innovation is at the heart of tackling these problems but how do we steer ourselves through this level of change? Professor James Livesey, Vice President for Research and Innovation, NUI Galway discusses NUI Galway and the Emerging World of Research and Innovation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the need for interconnectedness and a global approach to education. Dr Murray Scott reveals how we can ensure this interconnectedness in business schools, while Dr. Theodorus Fransen & Dr. John McCrea take a look at ‘How Computers Can Future-Proof Minority Languages’ by using digital language tools.
From our School of Medicine, Prof. Dearbháile Morris & Dr. Georgios Miliotis discuss tackling the pressing threat of superbugs through a Global One Health approach, and Dr Finn Hawkins describes his journey from graduating with a degree in Medicine from NUI Galway to battling the COVID Pandemic in the USA.
Creating and fostering international collaborations and academic links is key to any successful internationalisation effort. Professor Laoise McNamara shares her journey from NUI Galway to Notre Dame, and Dr Yvonne Finn speaks of setting up a complex health partnership in Kenya.
Meanwhile,Professor Rebecca Braun, Dean of our College of Arts,Social Sciences and Medicine, uses delightful imagery to explore the languages of internationalisation, and considers the importance and value of welcoming and appreciating linguistic diversity.