Irish Institutes pool their resources


A new academic collaboration has been launched between NUI Maynooth, Dublin City University and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, reports Silicon Republic.

Called the 3U Partnership, the collaboration is designed to tap into the academic, research and education expertise at each of the institutes to forge more research and innovation opportunities, particularly in biomedical research.

Irelandís Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, touched on how the three institutions have very complementary and distinct fields of expertise at the official announcement at the Aviva Stadium, stated Silicon Republic. "Through collaboration we can achieve scale that allows us to compete more effectively on the global stage," he said.

 The Taoiseach spoke about how the partnership would lead to increased competitiveness for major research awards and to allow for innovation at the intersection of disciplines.

A 3U Biomedical Research programme is to be set up to harness the expertise of more than 750 researchers across the three institutions and develop leading edge research in areas such as cancer, diabetes and neurology. Already researchers at the three institutes are conducting research into Alzheimer's, muscle wasting diseases, lung and breast cancers and medical imaging.

The aspiration will be that 3U Biomedical Research will work with industry to bring biomedical research solutions to market faster. 

The three institutes will also be introducing new national and international study programmes, particularly at postgraduate level.


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