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Improving assessment in Irish education

US-based testing company Prometric committed almost €1 million to support assessment research at DCU which led to the appointment of Professor Michael O’Leary as Prometric Chair of Assessment and director of DCU’s new Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Practice in Education (CARPE) in 2016. Under his guidance, the Centre has made a strong start...
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New Report on Monitoring Suicide Coverage

In March 2017, a team led by Dr Roddy Flynn of the Institute for Future Journalism and Media (FuJo) and DCU School of Communications made a successful bid to the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) to survey and analyse the operations of Headline, which monitors mental health and suicide reporting in Irish media. The...
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DCU Water Institute

Water supply is one of the greatest challenges facing global societies today. Population increase and economic growth in recent years have significantly impacted on our water needs. Based on a foundation of expertise in science, engineering and computer technologies, the DCU Water Institute is developing and applying innovative approaches to the specific challenges of water...
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GAA Education and Research Institute

The GAA has always been at the heart of Irish life. In a unique partnership, DCU will join with the GAA to develop Gaelic games at national level by establishing the GAA Education and Research Institute. The Institute will serve as a hub for research, innovation and education in areas such as player well-being, performance...
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Pioneering Developments in STEM Education

This project will further the enhancement of DCU’s research centre for STEM education, an internationally recognised multidisciplinary team across DCU’s new Institute of Education and the Faculty of Science and Health. Led by a new Chair of STEM education, the project will establish new teaching labs, equipped to provide a state of the art teaching...
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Historic Collections Research Centre (HCRC)

Through recording, preserving and valuing Irish history, the HCRC will be an internationally-significant resource in post-1948 modern Irish politics, culture and society. HCRC will acquire personal, corporate and social movement archives, which will be professionally catalogued and conserved to preserve their integrity. This new centre in the DCU Library will house research, digitisation, storage and...
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DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo)

Launched in 2015, the DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) is a pioneering initiative to advance the social and democratic values of journalism in the digital age. From researching online misinformation in a post-truth era and changing patterns of video consumption, to examining the representation of women in broadcast media, it explores the...
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Centre for Healthy Ageing (CHAnge)

Part of DCU’s wider Age Friendly University Strategy, the Centre for Healthy Ageing or ‘CHAnge’ project is DCU’s response to one of the biggest global challenges facing us – Ageing. Based at the DCU Glasnevin Campus, CHAnge has the potential to offer a comprehensive range of research and support services aimed at promoting healthy ageing....
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Minister launches new Educational Disadvantage Centre report

Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, joined Dublin City University last night to launch a DCU-led report published by the European Commission on the development of a new tool to analyse the inclusiveness of education systems. International research indicates that school systems need to change in order to tackle early school leaving and...
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DCU hosts world’s greatest minds in science education

From 21st to 25th August, DCU co-hosted the European Science Education Research Association conference (ESERA 2017) which saw nearly 1,500 STEM education researchers and teachers from 75 countries visit DCU. The organisation of the ESERA 2017 conference was led by STEM Education Professors Eilish McLoughlin, Odilla Finlayson, Sibel Erduran and Peter Childs from the Irish...
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