Engaging with science, technology, engineering and maths

Engaging with science, technology, engineering and maths

Last Thursday, April 17, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton launched a three-year plan designed to get more students involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subject areas. But how does this plan aim to incentivise students to take up STEM subjects, and why is doing so important? Science Foundation Ireland’s […]

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Gold stars all round as Irish students rank among world’s best

Gold stars all round as Irish students rank among world’s best

New figures from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) show that Irish students are among the top performers in the world when it comes to maths, reading and science. This year’s results are a huge improvement on figures released last year’s, which indicated a significant slump in basic reading and numeracy standards. However, […]

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Popularity of technology and science courses continues to grow

Popularity of technology and science courses continues to grow

The growth of Ireland’s knowledge economy looks set to continue according to the Higher Education Authority’s (HEA) analysis of the latest CAO preferences, as reported by the Irish Times. The major subject areas in terms of first preference applications were technology (20 per cent of all first preference applications), science (7.5 per cent), computing (6.6 […]

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