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 InterTrade Ireland’s Synergy initiative. Through the AIREN project, university research managers and administrators will be proactive and develop new ways to support existing/build new cross-border collaborations between universities and industry in the post Brexit era and COVID-19 pandemic.
The project will run for two years from January 2021-2023, during which research managers and administrators in the three institutions will hold Away Days, Workshops and a Conference to deliver the following 3 objectives.
- Share Research Management best practice and knowledge
- Identify and develop research thematic areas and maximise funding opportunities
- Establish an All-Island Research Excellence Network