UCDVO’s Annual Conference 2016

The School of Politics and International Relations took part in UCD VO’s Annual Conference that took place n Saturday 26th November 2016 in the UCD Global Lounge. The title of this year’s conference is International Volunteering: Where Can it Take You? The focus was on the impact of international volunteering on personal and professional development … Continue Reading

Dr Bekele Bulado appointed as the Minister of Trade

We are delighted to announce that one of our graduates, Dr Bekele Bulado has been appointed as the Minister of Trade in Ethiopia. He holds the MBS Agribusiness & Food Marketing (1999) and PhD in Global Human Development (2014) both at University College Dublin. He completed a PhD thesis entitled “Higher Education Participation in Ethiopia: Regional Disparities and … Continue Reading

Institute for Sustainability Conference (IfS) Conference 2016 – Newcastle University

Tuesday 8 November The Institute for Sustainability Annual Conference will focus on research, policy and practice for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We will explore the challenges in sustainability research at a range of scales: regional, national and international, to enhance collaboration between academia, industry and policy. Global challenges for sustainability are highly interconnected and … Continue Reading

Jeffrey Sachs receives UCD Ulysses Medal, speaks of “moral obligation” to help achieve SDGs

On 27 October, SDG Advocate Prof. Jeffrey Sachs was awarded the University College Dublin’s Ulysses Medal, the highest honour that the University can bestow. Prof. Sachs received the medal for his work on ending poverty, overcoming macroeconomic instability, promoting economic growth, fighting hunger and disease, and promoting sustainable environmental practices. After receiving the UCD Ulysses … Continue Reading

‘Universities in the age of Sustainable Development’ | Prof Jeffrey Sachs (2016)

We have a “moral obligation” to help achieve UN sustainable development goals Professor Jeffrey Sachs has been awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal for his global contribution. He is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development, global macroeconomics, and the fight against poverty. His work on ending poverty, overcoming macroeconomic … Continue Reading

25 Oct – Jeffrey D. Sachs Ulysses Medal Presentation and Talk

University College Dublin is delighted to invite you to the presentation of the Ulysses Medal to Jeffrey D. Sachs, world-renowned professor of economics and leader in sustainable development. The UCD Ulysses Medal, the highest honour that the University can bestow, is awarded to individuals whose work has made an outstanding global contribution. The citation will be … Continue Reading