Technology Education for the Modern Economy

  • Event: Technology Education for the Modern Economy
  • Date: 13/05/2021
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Venue: Online, Session, Via Zoom,
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Description

Having recently teamed up with a host of leading international technology companies to redefine computer science education and announcing a new integrated undergraduate and Masters degree in partnership with over a dozen leading tech companies from Ireland and around the world, including Analog Devices, Stripe, Zalando, Intercom, Shopify, Manna Aero, and many more, Shannon Chamber is delighted that the President of the University of Limerick (UL), Kerstin Mey, has accepted our invitation to present on the topic:

Technology Education for the Modern Economy

UL has always been a dynamic and innovative university that works with industry to help shape the graduates of tomorrow and credits its industry partners’ incredible industry experience as being invaluable in the conception of its new Immersive Software Engineering (ISE) programme at UL .

We invite you to attend this webinar to hear more on why UL establishes linkages with industry and why such practical collaborations are essential for educational development.

 

About the Speaker

University of Limerick President Professor Kerstin Mey was born and educated in Berlin, Germany. She studied for an MA equivalent in Art, and German language and literature at Humboldt University and completed a PhD in Art Theory and Aesthetics there. Before joining UL as Vice President Academic Affairs and Student Engagement and Professor of Visual Culture in 2018, she held academic positions in universities in Germany and the UK. These included the research strand lead for ‘Art and its Locations’ in Interface, Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design, and Director of the Research Institute Art and Design, University of Ulster; as well as the Directorship for Research and Enterprise at the University for the Creative Arts, UK. Most recently, before moving to Ireland, she served as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster, London, UK.

Her own research is concerned with contemporary and 20th century visual arts. She has a special interest in sculpture and art in public; art as research; public pedagogies and the relationship between creative practice, documentation and archives.

Amongst others, Kerstin Mey was Vice-Chair of CHEAD (Council for Higher Education in Art and Design, UK), served as member of the Austrian Science Council; Director of the Consortium for Excellence in Research Support and Training (GuildHE, UK) and a member of the Supervisory Board of the European Foundation for Press and Media Freedom. At present, she serves on a range of Boards in Ireland including the National Forum for the Enhancement for Teaching and Forum; and a number of cultural organisations. She is also a member of the IUA Campus Engage Steering Group.

This webinar is Free of Charge, but online booking is essential.

The link to join this webinar will be shared via email a day before the event.