MU25 Celebrations

Maynooth University celebrates 25th anniversary as an independent university

Maynooth University today marks 25 years as an independent university by hosting a celebratory event for staff attended by former education minister Niamh Bhreathnach.

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Maynooth University welcomes students’ return to campus next week

Maynooth University welcomes the re-opening of campus for students for the new academic year. The campus was closed in mid-March to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in accordance with public health measures, with all but essential operations moved online, and has re-opened gradually over the summer months.

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Maynooth University hosts 10 virtual ceremonies over three days

Maynooth University conferred 2,978 graduates with a range of degrees and diplomas at undergraduate and postgraduate level in virtual ceremonies over three days.

Monday, 14 September 2020

Maynooth University welcomes strong demand from CAO applicants

Maynooth University welcomes a strong demand from 2020 CAO applicants across a variety of courses, with high levels of interest in its new BSc Biological & Geographical Sciences focussing on aspects of climate change.

Friday, 11 September 2020

Millennials experience most difficulties coping with Covid-19 workplace disruptions

A new study led by Prof Audra Mockaitis at Maynooth University’s School of Business, has found that Millennials are experiencing the most challenges in coping with workplace disruptions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Lorna Lopez - Biology - Maynooth University

Dr Lorna Lopez awarded €1.5M European Research Council (ERC) grant

Maynooth University congratulates Dr Lorna Lopez on receiving a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) grant for her genetic research examining circadian rhythms in families.

Friday, 04 September 2020

MU publishes research showing 75% of Leaving Cert students prefer calculated grades

Maynooth University has published research looking at the wellbeing of Leaving Certificate students in the context of Covid-19 school closures, as well as students’ views and perceptions of the Leaving Certificate exam cancellations, the calculated grades system and access to third level education.

Thursday, 03 September 2020

Biology - Experiment in a Lab - Maynooth University

Lonsdale Institute study finds critical link between muscle damage in muscular dystrophy and immune system

A new study by the Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health Research at Maynooth University has unveiled a critical link between the immune system and skeletal muscle wasting.

Wednesday, 02 September 2020

MU researcher and Australian scientists publish findings on Antarctica’s upper atmosphere

Dr Frank Mulligan, Associate Professor of Experimental Physics at Maynooth University, has collaborated with the Australian Antarctic Division to assess how the Antarctica’s upper atmosphere is responding to an increase in greenhouse gases.

Friday, 07 August 2020

Pat Hume, John Hume, William Smythe at the opening of the John Hume Building

John Hume RIP

We at Maynooth University are saddened to hear of the passing of John Hume. As an alumnus, teacher, and one of the architects of the peace process, his presence will endure on our campus as we remember him through the John Hume Building and John and Pat Hume Scholarships. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Monday, 03 August 2020

Cocooning in Custody: MU criminologists team with Inspector of Prisons on report

On Wednesday 29th July 2020, Dr. Ian Marder (Maynooth University), Dr. Joe Garrihy (Birmingham City University) and Patricia Gilheaney (Inspector of Prisons) published a new report, entitled: ‘Ameliorating the impact of cocooning on people in custody’. Their report is based on a ground-breaking collaboration between the Office of the Inspector of Prisons and criminologists, which aimed to listen to and document the experiences of people who were cocooning in custody during the lockdown.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020