Mary Immaculate College Research Showcase: Building a Better Future for Ireland
Mary Immaculate College recently hosted a research showcase ‘Sárthaispeántas Taighde 2011,’ which took place in the Clarion Hotel, Limerick.
The research showcase was attended by research staff, research postgraduates, research collaborators and colleagues from a variety of other organisations. It provided an opportunity to publicise and celebrate the work of Mary Immaculate College in research, scholarship and creativity over a day of presentations, reports and exhibitions.
It also provided a forum for researchers to engage with one another and to share their experience, expertise and research plans for the future.
Speaking at the event, Professor Michael Healy, Vice President Research at Mary Immaculate College said: “The College mission includes the promotion and dissemination of research. Today’s event clearly demonstrates the commitment of the College and its staff to the generation and transmission of knowledge through research, and also to the integration of research in teaching and learning.”
With approximately sixty research papers delivered in a wide range of fields across the Humanities and Education spectrum, the showcase event highlighted the dedication of staff and research students to advancing research in their specialist fields through pure, applied, policy-oriented, as well as action research; team-based and collaborative research; and funded as well as unfunded research.
Speaking of the positive outcome of the showcase, which is set to become a regular feature on the College’s calendar of events, Professor Healy added, “This has proved to be a great success for all participants. We look forward to continuing the development of research at MIC, and passing on critical research skills to our graduates. Research skills will serve them and society at large to build a better economy and a new and better Ireland for the future.”