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International Higher Education Forum
also expects top-class universities to stay at the top, and
believes there is much greater upheaval evident at non-
research-intensive universities and in the rise of many new
institutions in developing countries.
Mr Michael Carey, Chairman of Bord Bia, outlined the
international success of the Irish food industry and how
some strategies for growth in the food sector may be
transferable to the higher education sector as it seeks out
opportunities and aims to realise its potential in the global
Honorary Fellow of RCSI, Professor Michael Brennan,
spoke alongside Professor Kieran Murphy, from Mount
Sinai Hospital, Toronto, and Mr Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary
General from the Department of Education and Skills, on
`Models for Success in Higher Education'. As a Professor of
Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Professor Brennan outlined the
philosophy of excellence in the Mayo Clinic describing it as
physician-led, not-for-profit, and an integrated, academic
medical centre.
The weekend came to a suitably celebratory conclusion
with the RCSI Gathering Gala Dinner on the evening of
Saturday, September 14. The black tie event was held in the
DoubleTree Hotel (formerly The Burlington), Dublin.
A host of exciting activities were organised by RCSI to
enhance The Gathering experience for alumni, including:
a golf outing, the Dr Frank Prendiville Memorial Cup open
to medical and dental graduate; and a range of tours,
including a walking tour of Dublin and a Sea Safari Tour of
Dublin Bay.
Mr Parnell Keeling; Professor Hannah McGee; Mrs Josephine Keeling; Mrs Conchita Nolan; Professor Kevin Nolan;
and Mr Michael Kelly.
Seán O Foghlú, Secretary General, Department of Education
and Skills (left) with Professor Cathal Kelly, CEO/ Registrar, RCSI
at the RCSI Gathering International Higher Education Forum.
Mr Michael Carey, Chairman, Board Bia who delivered the
inaugural Foley Lecture with Sheona Foley, Margaret Cully and
William Foley.