All-Island
Research Excellence
Network

University College Dublin (UCD), Ulster University (Ulster) and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)
have joined forces to connect Research Managers and Administrators across the island of Ireland.

 

All-Island
Research Excellence
Network

University College Dublin (UCD), Ulster University (Ulster) and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)
have joined forces to connect Research Managers and Administrators across the island of Ireland.

 

All-Island
Research Excellence
Network

University College Dublin (UCD), Ulster University (Ulster) and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)
have joined forces to connect Research Managers and Administrators across the island of Ireland.

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About us

Our aims

All-Island Research Excellence Network

University College Dublin (UCD), Ulster University (Ulster) and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) have joined forces to connect Research Managers and Administrators across the island of Ireland.

The initiative has the long-term goal of setting up an All-Island Research Excellence Network (AIREN) that will benefit the whole sector. The AIREN project is being delivered with support from InterTradeIreland’s Synergy initiative.

Synergy is a cross border cluster initiative set up by InterTradeIreland, the Cross-Border Trade and Business Development Body. The initiative aims to increase the growth and competitiveness on the island of Ireland, by supporting synergistic cross-border connections between networks, partnerships, sectors and clusters.

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Inaugural AIREN Conference

Research For the Future
8th September 2022
10 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Titanic Hotel Belfast

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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 diverse range of sessions will also address research culture and share career development inspirations for research support professionals.  The conference will provide opportunities for delegates from higher education institutions across the island, public research organisations, policymakers, research funders and industry partners to meet and network with each other, and to link with colleagues working across the research ecosystem in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

Further Details available here.

Titanic Belfast at night

Team Members

Our Management Team members are made up of representatives from UCD, UU and QUB.

Caroline Treacey

(Lead partner) –
Research & Innovation Manager
at University College Dublin

UCD is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education

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Sarah-Jayne Smith

European and International
Research Manager – AHSS, Queen’s
University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is the ninth-oldest university in the UK. Founded by Royal Charter as Queen’s College in 1845

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Shauna McKeown

Head of Research
Development, Ulster
University

Ulster University’s international reputation for research excellence has received worldwide recognition

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