Promoting TUS Research in the Midlands & Midwest - more programme elements to be announced.
The inaugural Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Research Week will take place from Monday 17 – Friday 21 April 2023. Throughout the week a range of informative, hybrid events will occur across both the Midlands and Midwest campuses and online.
The week's programme will focus on all aspects of the research process including ‘Developing Your Research Profile’, the ‘Fulbright Scholarship Roadshow’, the ‘Creative Design Process’ and ‘Research Ethics’. In addition to our international collaborative partnerships including ‘ORCHESTRA - Driving Marine-Based Innovation in the Orchard International Research Project, led by our RUN-EU partner Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal.
On Thursday 20 April, a range of sessions will be hosted onsite in Athlone with pop-up stands in the canteen area as well as a showcase of over 140 poster from TUS Postgraduate Students. From Wednesday 19 – Friday 21, a select number of posters will be displayed in the main canteen area, with students being invited to present their research in quick-fire sessions. Awards will be presented for categories including ‘Best Impact’ ‘Best Presentation’ and ‘Best Overall Poster’.
TUS Research Week will also include a 'Best Research Image' competition sponsored by the Library with submissions open to all staff and students with winners chosen for 'Best Staff Research Image' and 'Best Student Research Image'.
Vice President for Research Development and Innovation at TUS, Dr Liam Brown, who spearheaded the initiative said “We are delighted to announce the inaugural Research Week for TUS from April 17-21. As well as demonstrating best practice in applied research across our multiple campuses, we will be showcasing some of our collaborative European projects and initiatives that are making a meaningful global impact”.
Partnership is a key driver of research, and a number of collaborative programmes will be highlighted throughout the week including ‘Science Meets Regions, the Circular Economy Forum’, ‘The Nighttime Economy and Opportunities for the Midlands’ and ‘ORCHESTRA Project’.
Dr Brown continued, “This will include our European Universities Alliance: RUN-EU (Regional University Network - European University) where the key focus is on Future and Sustainable Industries, the Bioeconomy and Social Innovation.”
The core ethos of TUS Research Week is to create an engaging platform, where the huge range of innovative projects and initiatives from areas such as Technology, Engineering, Business and Science will be showcased to the wider student body, industry and beyond. Fostering a culture of collaboration, in addition to stimulating creativity, creating real-world impacts and fostering economic development in a regional, national and international capacity.