Irish Research Council publishes first International Engagement Strategy



Gerry O'Sullivan

Posted: 20 June, 2018

John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development with Sharon Bolanta IRC Postgraduate Scholar, University of Limerick

Two core goals have been identified in the first International engagement strategy published by the Irish Research Council:

  • Goal 1 Generating new opportunities for Ireland-based researchers to collaborate internationally
  • Goal 2 Generating new opportunities for international researchers to work in Ireland

An action plan will be developed annually where specific priorities will be outlined.

Over the next three years, the Council aims to put in place formal partnerships with a number of UK, European and other international research funders to encourage and enable research collaboration.  This is in addition to the work the Council currently carries out to support engagement by Ireland-based researchers in Horizon2020, the European Union’s research framework programme.

Peter Brown, Director of the Irish Research Council commented “We encourage research and innovation leaders and policymakers around the world to learn more about the unique but complementary role of the Council in the Irish system, and to consider the potential for cooperation and collaboration.”

International Engagement Strategy 2018-2021