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"Talent for Innovation: The Role of Universities." Ned Costello

Ned Costello of Irish Universities Association gives the speech at the Asia Ireland Higher Education and Global Talent Forum in Dublin, 9 July as part of Asia Business Week Ireland 2015

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"Talent for Innovation: The Role of Universities." Ned Costello

  1. 1. Asia Matters Asia Ireland Higher Education and Global Talent Forum 9 July 2015 Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin @asiamatters_biz #AsiaIrlTalent @asiabizweek ‘How Asia and Ireland Can Partner in Education to Create Global Talent Clusters and Drive FDI’
  2. 2. 9 July 2015 Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin Talent for Innovation: The Role of Universities Ned Costello Chief Executive, Irish Universities Association
  3. 3. Talent for Innovation – The Role of Universities Ned Costello, Chief Executive, IUA
  4. 4. SPOTLIGHT ON HIGHER EDUCATION
  5. 5. Composition of Higher Education Universities Colleges Institutes Total Apprenticeships & Other 2,821 2,821 Undergraduate 83,634 9,032 78,630 171,296 Level 6 5,627 381 8,979 14,987 Level 7 25,665 25,665 Level 8 74,703 8,647 38,333 121,683 Occasional 3,304 4 5,653 8,961 Postgraduate 27,705 2,961 6,850 37,516 Level 8 & 9 Taught 19,230 2,286 5,399 26,915 Level 9 Research 715 92 575 1,382 Level 10 (PhD) 7,033 299 566 7,898 Occasional 727 284 310 1,321 Total 111,339 11,993 88,301 211,633
  6. 6. As a small open economy with few natural factor advantages, Ireland is exceptionally reliant on talent and human capital. Figure 5: New Entrants to Higher Education Human Capital 15% 25% 35% 45% 55% 65% 75% 85% 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 New Entrants (Numbers) Participation Rate (Past & Projected) Participation rate (Numbers held at 2014 level)
  7. 7. Figure: Articles in top 5% of world in 1996-99 vs in 2008-11, versus volume of articles for the same period 0" 1" 2" 3" 4" 5" 6" 7" 8" 9" 10" 0" 10000" 20000" 30000" 40000" 50000" %"of"ar'cles"in"top"5%"of"world"(by"cita'ons)" Volume"of"ar' cles"published" Denmark" Finland" Ireland" Israel" New"Zealand" Singapore" 1996@1999" " 2008@2011" Source: Elsevier, ScopusVolume of articles published %ofarticlesintop5%ofworld(bycitations) 1996 - 1999 O 2008 - 2011 Bibliometrics - Comparative Performance
  8. 8. Bibliometrics - Collaboration Source: Forfas Survey
  9. 9. Research Trends Source: Forfas Survey
  10. 10. PRO Researchers and R&D Personnel Source: Forfas Survey
  11. 11. Researchers in Industry Source: Forfas Survey
  12. 12. Total Researchers in Industry Source: Forfas Survey
  13. 13. GBAORD Source: Forfas Survey
  14. 14. • 30 new products launched on the market • 97 active spin-outs from RPOs at end of 2014 - in existence at least three years post-incorporation • RPOs worked with 1371 different companies under research agreements • 168 Licence/Options/Assignments executed • 1,930 new research agreements (collaborative and contract) signed with companies Knowledge Transfer - KTI Results 2014
  15. 15. • The majority (66%) of companies with which the RPOs worked on research agreements (contract and collaborative research) were based in Ireland. • 27 new spin-out companies were formed • 117 new patent applications filed • Major increases on 2013 seen in the number of research agreements and number of companies engaged and in the number of licences executed Knowledge Transfer - KTI Results 2014
  16. 16. Invention activity All data normalised to €100m of research expenditure Ireland 25 new patent filings a year – equal to middle ranking UN universities - but behind top ranked UK and US universities. Licensing On average the system public research is producing 30 new licences per annum per €100m research expenditure. This is ahead of MIT but behind Oxford. Spin-out companies On average Ireland is forming 8 new spin-outs per €100m spend annually and seeing 3yr+ survival of >20 per €100m p.a. This is substantially ahead of MIT and Oxford. HEALTH Warning – International data only available for volume not value!! Comparisons
  17. 17. Spotlight on Internationalisation
  18. 18. Researchers on Hosting Agreements 1640 agreements issued to Asian researchers from 33 different countries in Asia since the beginning of the scheme in 2007. 402 researchers from 30 different Asian countries are working at present in Ireland (either on hosting agreements or they are already exempt - switched to stamp 4 after 2 years work on a Hosting Agreement). Irish institutions host 66 different non EEA nations on HA at present.
  19. 19. Researchers on Hosting Agreements American Chinese Indian Iranian Pakistan Russian Canadian 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 58 109 130 28 34 9 13 48 98 124 25 29 18 8 60 105 97 4 13 29 21 45 73 60 15 12 23 14 Numberof Researchers Top nationalities on Hosting Agreements in Ireland -time trend 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Source: Forfas Survey
  20. 20. Students from Asia in University Sector • Total number of full time students in Ireland for undergraduate and postgraduate 2012/2013 = 164498 • The total number of students from Asia in Ireland are 5222 of which 4188 are in the Irish University Sector • Significant cohort of medical students Source HEA Statistics 2012/2013 http://www.hea.ie/en/statistics/2012-13
  21. 21. Students from Asia in University Sector 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 Bahrain Bangladesh BruneiDarussalam Cambodia China HongKong India Indonesia Iran,IslamicRepublicof Iraq Israel Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Korea,Republicof Kuwait Lebanon Macao Malaysia Maldives Nepal Oman Pakistan Philippines Qatar SaudiArabia Singapore SriLanka SyrianArabRepublic Taiwan,ProvinceofChina Thailand UnitedArabEmirates VietNam Yemen Number of full time undergraduate students from Asia in the University Sector
  22. 22. Students from Asia in University Sector 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 Bangladesh BruneiDarussalam China HongKong India Indonesia Iran,IslamicRepublicof Iraq Israel Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Korea,Republicof Kuwait Lebanon Macao Malaysia Myanmar Nepal Oman Pakistan PalestinianTerritory,Occupied Philippines Qatar SaudiArabia Singapore SriLanka SyrianArabRepublic Taiwan,ProvinceofChina Thailand UnitedArabEmirates VietNam Number of full time postgraduate students from Asia in the university sector
  23. 23. • Ireland’s research system has made strong progress, coming from a low base. • A strength of Ireland’s research system is that it is very open, strongly based on competitive excellence, and internationalised as a result. • Research outputs and impact of are internationally competitive but need to improve further. Conclusions
  24. 24. • Ireland’s knowledge transfer system has developed strongly, especially since it is even less mature than the research system. • While public investment in research did receive priority during the boom, there are some worrying emerging trends in outputs. • The promised new strategy needs to be ambitious and contain proactive measures to move us to an overall target in the region of 2.5% of GDP for public and private investment in research. Conclusions
  25. 25. Conclusions

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