February 11, 2009

2009 North-South postgraduate scholarship scheme open for applications

Home | Contact Us | Links | About Us North-South Postgraduate Scholarships Universities Ireland, which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and the Joint Business Council of the Confederation of British Industry (NI) and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation, which promotes North-South business cooperation, are offering three scholarships to students undertaking […]

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February 1, 2009

The Centre is to undertake five new EU INTERREG-supported research projects in 2009-2011

Between February 2009 and December 2011 the Centre will undertake five major new research, development, training and information projects supported by the EU cross-border programme INTERREG IVA. These have been packaged under the collective title: the Ireland-Northern Ireland Cross-Border Cooperation Observatory (INICCO). The five constituent projects are as follows: 1. NORMAL BUSINESS RESTORED: Reviving the […]

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January 23, 2009

ICLRD Conference 2009: North-South Collaboration in Spatial Planning

22-23 January 2009 Radisson SAS Hotel, Letterkenny On 22-23 January 2009 the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) held its fourth annual conference in Letterkenny, Co Donegal under the title ‘Achieving Balanced Regional Development: Dynamic Regions, Spatial Strategies and Collaboration.’ Over 130 people attended. The conference was opened jointly by Mr Michael Kitt […]

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November 10, 2008


Over seventy health, education, gender, ICT and development academics from 13 partner universities in the Irish-African Partnership for Research Capacity Building (IAPRCB) gathered for a week of deliberation and exchange in a workshop hosted by Makerere University in Entebbe, Uganda from November 10th to 13th 2008. The Centre for Cross Border Studies is the administrative […]

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October 9, 2008

Minister for Education Caitriona Ruane opens sixth SCoTENS conference

The Minister for Education, Ms Caitriona Ruane MLA, opened the sixth annual conference of the Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South(SCoTENS) at the Wellington Park Hotel in Belfast on 9 October 2008. The conference’s title was School Leadership, Policy and Practice, North and South. The keynote speakers were Ms Deborah Nusche, OECD Directorate for […]

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October 1, 2008

Research articles sought for The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland

The Centre is seeking high quality research articles on issues of practical cross-border co-operation to include in the 2009 edition of its Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland. The subject matter of such articles can cover a wide range of areas, including education, training, health, business and the economy, public administration, transport and communications, […]

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June 13, 2008

Conference on Irish and European cross-border cooperation

Attending the conference were (from left to right) Martín Guillermo Ramirez, Secretary General of the Association of Border Regions, Áine Lawlor, RTÉ, Dermot Ahern TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform and Pat Colgan, Chief Executive, Special EU Programmes Body. 130 people from 11 countries attended the Centre’s conference – ‘Cross-Border Cooperation as part […]

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May 13, 2008

Public Introduction of

29 April 2008, Dublin and 13 May 2008, Derry In April 2008 the Centre began to market the Border People website [] as a ‘one-stop shop’ advising the cross border citizen on everything from taxation, social security and job seeking to health, banking, housing and telecommunications. The Centre was commissioned by the North South Ministerial Council […]

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April 8, 2008

President opens first Irish-African Partnership for Research Capacity Building workshop

On 8 April President Mary McAleese opened the first four-day workshop of the Irish African Partnership for Research Capacity Building (IAPRCB) in Dublin City University. This is an unprecedented initiative which brings together all nine universities on the island of Ireland with universities in four countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. President McAleese with (from left to […]

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March 12, 2008

2008 Journal of Cross Border Studies launched by Irish Education Minister Mary Hanafin

At the launch of the journal are from left to right Niall Holohan, Deputy Joint Secretary, North South Ministerial Council, Ferdinand von Prondzynski, President, Dublin City University, Mary Hanafin TD., Minister for Education and Science, David Reddaway, British Ambassador to Ireland, Mary Buntin, Joint Secretary, North South Ministerial Council, Dr Chris Gibson, Chair, Centre for […]

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