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Education in Ireland hosts ‘Meet the Academic’ session

March 11, 2021

The Virtual Showcase recently hosted by Education in Ireland, a part of the Government of Ireland responsible for promotion of higher educational institutions attracted substantial participants and a great interest in choosing Ireland for higher education.  Following the demand for a more interactive and personal meeting with the academics from Irish institutions by Indian students, Education in Ireland/ Government of Ireland has announced a ‘Meet the Academics’ virtual event on Friday, March 12 from 4 pm to 7 pm IST.

The event is a ‘Live Q&A’ and includes live chat and video sessions with 16 of Ireland’s top higher education institutions and a number of key academics will be available to interact live with Indian students. Disciplines in science, computing, engineering, business and others will be covered.

On announcing ‘Meet the Academic’ virtual event Barry O’Driscoll, Regional Manager, India & South Asia for Education in Ireland, said, “At Education in Ireland, we look forward to guide students in best way possible to pursue their educational dreams while ensuring that each student is given personalized information and responses to their queries. Meet the Academic is one such initiative of Education in Ireland, keeping into consideration the panic caused by pandemic and students having to halt their aspirations. The purpose of the event is so interested students can get a deep insight into course content, learning outcomes, assessment models and career opportunities in Ireland.”

Additionally, admissions staff will also be on hand to answer questions on entry requirements and the applications process. Ireland also offers a two year stay back visa for India students who complete their postgraduate programme. And recently, some 3,000 Indian students travelled to Ireland to undertake their students, many of whom are keen to explore the subsequent career opportunities that Ireland offers.

Participating Institutions
Institute of Technology Carlow Waterford Institute of Technology
Athlone Institute of Technology Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Technological University Dublin Limerick Institute of Technology
National University of Ireland, Galway Maynooth University
Dublin Business School Munster Technological University
University College Dublin National College of Ireland
Mary Immaculate College University College Cork
Trinity College Dublin Dublin City University

It’s the perfect opportunity for Indian students and parents to engage directly with the academic staff from Ireland’s top institutions.

Ireland remains one of the top English speaking destinations for international students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In its Virtual Showcase, Education in Ireland to encourage students and provide them assistance, the Government of Ireland provided scholarships worth €1,500,000 to Indian students.

 Participation in the Meet the Academics is free and students can register their interest here:

Also read: Govt of Ireland announces Education in Ireland virtual showcase for higher education

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