It is INSPIREs intention to confirm Ireland’s position as a leading post graduate education location for nanoelectronics, photonics and bionanotechnology.
To do this we are committed to developing a consolidated comprehensive educational environment for postgraduate students. The first step for INSPIRE partners has been to co-ordinate investment in high-end classroom video-conferencing technology and software to enable inter-institutional delivery of taught modules.
Simultaneously partners are collaborating to prepare and present nanoscience courses which are available nationally to partners. The consortium is in the process of defining a formal nanosciences programme to be incorporated into accredited degree programmes at each partner site and the framework for module development and sharing, including discipline specific, transferable skills and generic modules is well underway.
The consortium has also undertaken the identification of academic and industrial partners for student academic exchanges and work placements.
Further information on the taught modules available through the programme is available at http://icgee.ie/moodle/.
A range of generic and transferable skills modules are also available at partner institutes including information literacy, communication & presentation skills as well as innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship modules.