Research for Society
Lauren Kearney - Harvesting Solar Energy for Hydrogen Fuel

Lauren Kearney – Harvesting Solar Energy for Hydrogen Fuel

Lauren Kearney is a PhD candidate in DCU’s School of Chemical Sciences. She explains how support from DCU’s Access Programme as an undergraduate student, and today from the Sinéad Strain STEM Scholarship have enabled her to pursue her passion for science, and research for a cleaner, greener world. “Growing up, it was just me and...
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Hamsa Venkat – Naughton Family Chair in STEM Education

Professor Hamsa Venkat was appointed as the Naughton Family Chair in STEM Education at DCU in 2022. The Chair was created thanks to the generosity and vision of the Naughton Family Foundation. Professor Venkat holds the first chair in STEM education in Ireland to focus on primary and early childhood education, and one of only...
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KPMG Partners with DCU Business School

Five year strategic partnership will deliver a range of activities that will maintain and enhance KPMG’s contribution to business education in Ireland KPMG, one of the leading providers of professional services, has signed a five year partnership agreement with Dublin City University Business School. For over four decades, KPMG has been a strong supporter of...
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DCU National Centre for Family Business

Family firms lie at the heart of communities across Ireland and are the bedrock of the Irish economy, accounting for 64% of all businesses and employing over 938,000 people. Yet for Irish family firms to remain at the heart of their communities for generations to come, they must first address global challenges like transitioning to...
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Write to Read – Improving Literacy Outcomes for Children Across Ireland

Francis Street CBS first got involved with the Write to Read Programme in 2019 to improve student’s writing and reading abilities. In this piece, sixth class teacher David Tonge describes the impact the programme has had on both students and teachers at Francis Street CBS. Why did your school first get involved in the Write...
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DCU Centre for Climate and Society

We know that our planet is warming. 2020 was the joint warmest year ever recorded, while 2011 to 2020 was the warmest decade on record. Glaciers are melting and sea levels are rising, while extreme weather events and natural disasters now occur with increasing frequency, affecting life and livelihoods. As scientists race to find solutions...
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DCU Exoskeleton Programme

On average, three people a week sustain a life-changing spinal cord injury (SCI) in Ireland, as a result of accidental injury or degenerative disease. Access to skilled rehabilitation is vital to maximise functioning, independence and overall wellbeing. DCU Exoskeleton Programme is helping people to walk again DCU’s Exoskeleton Programme enables people who have reduced mobility...
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FUSE: Tackling Bullying and Online Safety

The meaning of FUSE is to join or blend to form a single entity. Through Irish and international best research practice, DCU’s National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre developed the FUSE programme to connect the whole school community as one to empower them to tackle bullying and online safety together. In this piece, Darran Heaney,...
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Family Business Focus: Datascan

Datascan is a second generation Irish family business that specialises in document and information processing. In this piece, Orla Cafferty, Director at Datascan, explains how her parents founded the family business and how Datascan is handling the current global Covid-19 crisis. How did Datascan first begin? My parents, Padraic and Patricia, started a security service...
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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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