UCC professor: forget potholes, ask TDs about research instead

John Cryan, vice-president of research innovation at UCC, said scientific advances were needed to deal with further crises such as climate change

16th May, 2021
UCC professor: forget potholes, ask TDs about research instead
John Cryan, vice-president of research innovation at UCC. Picture: Clare Keogh

Ireland should harness an increased interest in science and research to prepare for future crises in areas such as food production and digitisation, one of the country’s most prominent researchers has said.

Professor John Cryan, the new vice-president of research innovation at University College Cork (UCC), said the Covid-19 pandemic had raised awareness of the importance of research activity and urged policymakers and taxpayers to prioritise its funding ahead of future challenges.

“I’m...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Leaving Cert algorithm expert providing ‘feedback’ on new system

A child‘s right to learn: the struggle to find a place in school for children with special needs

Kathleen MacMahon: The fear factor that drives women on

Trinity broke public spending rules with €1m outlay on branded merchandise