IT graduates at NUI Galway have won awards recently for new technologies including a musical score app for mobile devices, computer security, and an online hotel booking system.
The prizes were awarded to recent Information Technology graduates at the university who had excelled in their final-year projects. Continue reading
Food science focuses on the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of food along the production chain from farm to plate.
A food scientist has a role to play in all aspects of the food chain from production to processing, storage and marketing. Continue reading
Physics-based businesses contribute more than €7 billion a year to the Irish economy and directly employ over 86,000 people (4.5% of the workforce), according to a major new report from the Institute of Physics. Continue reading
Salaries in Ireland are rising fastest in the professional, scientific and technical sectors, according to new data published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
While the average weekly salary in Ireland in the third quarter of 2013 was €694.96 – just 1.1% more than the same period in 2011 – the CSO figures show that salaries for science and technology jobs rose by 8.4%, to €804.65 a week.
Some sectors recorded falling salaries: those in the arts, entertainment and recreation sectors decreased by 3.1% during the period.
A new survey highlights the recent growth of the Irish games industry and the sector’s bright future.
Since 2009, when the last major survey of the sector was conducted, the number of jobs has nearly doubled, growing by 91% to around 2,800 people. During the same period there has been a 292% growth in the number of game developers. Continue reading
BlueBrick.ie is a website set up by the 14 Institutes of Technology to help learners find part-time and flexible opportunities to increase their skills. Continue reading