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Three DCU Projects Announced as Awardees of the Social Innovation Fund Ireland Children and Youth Funds

Social Innovation Fund Ireland announced the Awardees of their 2019 Children and Youth Funds at a special awards ceremony today. Three DCU projects are included amongst the 14 awardees of the €9.5 million fund, which is made up of 50% private philanthropic funding, self-raised by 14 Awardees. The other half of the fund is supported...
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Kevin Marshall, Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

Microsoft – Shaping the Future of Learning

In 2019, Microsoft collaborated with DCU to deliver a Student Teacher Digital Skills Project, which aimed to increase the confidence and competence of student teachers to use coding and computational thinking in the design of learning activities. The project saw final year student teachers deliver an Hour of Code in 408 schools across Ireland. In...
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Encouraging Creative Use of Digital Technology in the Classroom

Professor Deirdre Butler of DCU’s Institute of Education is an internationally recognised leader in the creative use of digital technologies to enhance student learning and prepare children for the challenges that face the world now and in the future. With support from Microsoft, Professor Butler led an innovative Student Teacher Digital Skills Project in 2019,...
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Future-Tech Building

In September 2018 the Department of Education and Skills revealed details of a €24million investment towards a new €50million, state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) facility at DCU. ‘Future-Tech’ the planned 10,000m² facility is a project that will further advance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science, computing and engineering disciplines, with a capacity...
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World’s Leading Experts Come Together To Tackle Bullying

From 4th to 6th June, close to 1,000 participants descended on Dublin City University’s Glasnevin campus to attend the World Anti-Bullying Forum. The three-day event was organised by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre at DCU, in partnership with FRIENDS, International Bullying Prevention Association and UNESCO, with support from Dublin City Council and Vodafone....
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DCU’s Write to Read Project Receives Engage and Educate Award

Write to Read, a project developed by Dr Eithne Kennedy from DCU’s Institute of Education, has been announced as one of five winners of the Engage & Educate Fund for 2019. The Engage & Educate Fund was created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Mason Hayes & Curran and the Department of Rural...
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Write to Read - Stephen Brett

Write to Read – Developing readers, writers and thinkers

Write to Read is a professional development model that supports teachers to deliver high quality literacy programmes for children. Developed by Dr Eithne Kennedy at the School of Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education in DCU’s Institute of Education, the project currently works with 13 highly disadvantaged partner schools in Dublin. The project aims to...
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Deutsche Bank – Supporting Write to Read to Improve Children’s Literacy Outcomes

In 2012, Deutsche Bank staff decided to support a little known literacy research project with a big aim—to improve literacy outcomes for children in disadvantaged schools and communities in Ireland. The project, Write to Read, was inspired by award winning doctoral research by Dr Eithne Kennedy from DCU’s Institute of Education. This research had demonstrated...
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DCU Allergan Innovation Award 2018/19 - L-R: Prof Paul Cahill, DCU; Francis Bates, Allergan; Eoin Corcoran, Allergan Innovation Award Recipient 2018/19; Rachael Dunne, DCU Educational Trust

Allergan Innovation Award Winner Has a Sweet Solution for Heart Disease

Eoin Corcoran, a PhD candidate in Dublin City University’s School of Biotechnology, has been announced as the winner of the DCU Allergan Innovation Award for 2018/19. The award will provide Eoin with a bursary of €5,000 to further his research into the role of stem cells and a process called glycosylation in the development of...
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AIB Chair in Data Analytics Inaugural Lecture - Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, AIB Chair in Data Analytics, Professor Tomas Ward and Professor Lisa Looney, Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Computing at DCU and Robert Mulhall, Director of Consumer Banking, AIB.

AIB Chair in Data Analytics Gives Inaugural Lecture at DCU

Professor Tomás Ward wants to look beyond the fear of Artificial Intelligence and to focus on how it can improve human health, productivity and decision making. In his inaugural lecture as AIB Chair in Data Analytics at Dublin City University this week, Professor Tomás Ward outlined how research in the area of wearable sensors and...
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