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Science in Ireland

Birdsong, the sound of the sea, green fields and rugged cliffs - located in the west of Europe is the Republic of Ireland, part of the island of Ireland. Ireland is a pioneer in climate research. One explanation for this is the country's relatively small area: New approaches can be tried out quickly and efficiently.The close distance to the sea also facilitates a special focus on marine biology. But bioeconomics and artificial intelligence are also focal points of the Irish research landscape today.

Well-known Irish scientists include Francis Beaufort, the developer of the Beaufort wind scale, and the chemist Robert Boyle. Boyle was one of the first to publish his scientific experiments in detail, bringing natural sciences far forward in the 17th century. Likewise, quantum physicist John Bell and Nobel Prize winner in physics Ernest Walton are considered influential scientists in Irish history. Famous inventions from Ireland include colour photography, the submarine and the first transatlantic telephone connection.


Die Fakten

Population 4,761,657
Fläche 70,273 km²
Bruttoinlandsprodukt pro Kopf in US-Dollar 79,297.7
Öffentliche Ausgaben für Bildung (Anteil am BIP) 3.2 %
Anteil Wissenschaftlerinnen 36.3 %
Universitäten 66
Universitäten pro 1 Mio. Einwohner 13.90
Ausgaben für Forschung und Entwicklung 1.0

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SeaMonitor – listening to the ocean
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SeaMonitor – listening to the ocean
We know little about the creatures under the sea. An Irish research project wants to change that, by listening to the sea's inhabitants.
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