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A great year for Galway, but we need more of this sort of thing

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As we come to the end of the year, it’s a good time to remember some of the remarkable accolades our city has received during 2016. Galway was awarded the 2020 European Capital of Culture, as well as the EU’s prestigious European Green Leaf Environmental Award, and was designated European Region of Gastronomy for 2018. The Financial Times FDI magazine ranked Galway City as the number 1 Micro European City of the Future for both the Economic Potential and Business Friendliness categories in 2016/2017: this is a full level or two higher than our rankings in both categories in 2014/2015. Also, NUI Galway has moved up to number 249 in the QS world university rankings. To put that in perspective, the University has risen 235 places over the past nine years from when it was at number 484. NUI Galway is also 48th out of 1,336 educational institutions in Europe in terms of Horizon 2020 funding received, and second overall in Ireland.

Portershed celebrates six months of motivating innovation — and you ain’t seen nothing yet

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Hard to believe it’s been six months since Portershed opened — it is as if it has been there forever as it has delivered so much innovation and motivation to its users. It is home to some great motivational speakers.This week Portershed was thrilled to welcome back Professor Bob Rosenberg for an eagerly anticipated discussion on money — your fantasies and fears, what it’s worth, where it comes from, and why a pound of flesh can look like a bargain.

Help identify Mayo’s business leaders of the future

Do you have a budding Michael O’Leary, Norah Casey, or Alan Sugar in your house? Would you like your child to have the chance to participate in a unique programme which brings the existing curriculum and the world of business together in a fun environment. Fifth and sixth class primary students in schools throughout Mayo are being given the chance to become involved in an award winning programme which will see them mentored by business people from their own communities willing to share their experience with them.

Creating future entrepreneurs begins in primary school

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A recent survey of national school teachers in Ireland provides clear evidence of the benefits of entrepreneurship and business skills programmes in the primary school curriculum.   More than 330 schools were surveyed to provide a comprehensive overview of the benefits of junior entrepreneurship for primary school pupils.

 

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