New fund to boost international collaboration

A new fund – the International Academic Mobility Programme – will see €500,000 (US$586,000) made available to Irish higher education institutions to promote collaboration with global institutions in high potential markets, writes Kathleen McNamee for The University Times.

The fund was launched last week by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, and Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor. It will be managed by the Higher Education Authority and will give an estimated 100 to 150 academics the opportunity to travel and collaborate with foreign institutions.

The programme will allow for a range of opportunities for academics and others involved in third-level activities. Academics can spend time working in global institutions on joint projects with experts in similar fields. Other activities that fall under the remit of the fund include developing new student exchange programmes and providing for the development and testing of new methods of teaching, supporting students and developing curricula.
Full report on The University Times site