2021-2022 Acaedmic Year

​STUDENT SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS 

GIS for Economics WORKSHOP - Open to ALL students

Spatial Data - Geographic Information System

The workshop consists of four interactive online lectures on Wednesdays from 11 am to 12:30 pm from October 6th to October 27, 2021. 
The recording of the lectures will be available to registered students.
 
This workshop is not a module. There are no exams,  nor are there credits for the workshop.  It is completely on a voluntary basis. The department will give a certificate of attendance.
 
While the lectures will take 5-6 hours in total, you should set an additional aside 2-3 hours each as there will be assignments after each lecture.
 
The demonstrations will be carried out using the software qgis, which is free to download and available on appseverywhere. No previous knowledge of the software is required.
 
Deadline for Registration: October 1st, 5pm
To register for the workshop please send an email to: "Tracy Travers" <Tracy.Travers@mu.ie>
 
What is GIS: A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry. GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. The benefits include improved communication and efficiency as well as better management and decision making.
 
Prior experience with GIS is very much valued by employers. It can be very useful to students who will undertake an undergraduate thesis and a master's thesis as well as to academic researchers. 

 

2020-2021 Academic Year

STUDENT SEMINARS

VENUE: On-line event.

If you wish to participate, please send an email to:

Tracy.Travers@mu.ie

DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE
Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 
from 12pm to 12:30pm
Matt McCann Access Earth  Building the World’s Largest Database of Accessibility Information
Monday 22nd March 2021,
from 4pm to 5pm
Jasmina Behan IGEES  (Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service) Evidence Informed Policy Making in the Irish Civil Service
Friday,
11th December 2020,
from 1pm to 2pm
Dr. Brendan Walsh ESRI (Economic & Social Research Institute) The Irish Health and Social Care System from an Economist’s Perspective

 

SEMINARS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY

VENUE: On-line event.

If you wish to participate, please send an email to:

Tracy.Travers@mu.ie 

 

DATE  NAME  AFFILIATION  TITLE
Monday 1st March 2021 @ 1pm Dermot Coates (Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service) Careers Talk with Dermot Coates, Chief Economist, Department of Social Protection and IGEES
Monday 22nd February 2021 @ 1pm  Adele Bergin ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute) Careers Talk with Adele Bergin, Associate Research Professor, ESRI
Monday 15th February 2021 @ 1pm  Gerard Brady IBEC (Irish Business and Employers Confederation)  Careers Talk with Gerard Brady, Chief Economist, IBEC