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About Us

As the world’s second, and Ireland’s only, Institute for Advanced Studies, DIAS is a globally embedded institution that attracts scholars and academics from around the world.  It conducts and publishes advanced research across three disciplines: Celtic Studies, Theoretical Physics and Cosmic Physics.  DIAS also leads Ireland’s participation in a number of international research endeavours that focus on big unanswered questions for mankind. Read more in our

2018-2022 Strategy – Embedded globally, strength locally.

The Annual Report for 2019 is now available: DIAS Annual Report 2019.

The Registrar & CEO is Dr. Eucharia Meehan MRIA.

The research work of DIAS is currently organised in three schools:

  • The School of Celtic Studies Director:  Professor Ruairí O hUiginn
  • The School of Theoretical Physics Director: Professor Werner Nahm
  • The School of Cosmic Physics
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics Section Head – Professor Peter Gallagher
    • Geophysics Section Head – Professor Chris Bean

The Institute recognises the right of all who work and attend at DIAS premises to be treated with dignity and respect. DIAS is committed to
implementing and promoting measures to protect the dignity of our community within DIAS, and to encouraging respect for others. This is achieved by creating a work environment that is free from racism and harassment of any form and that facilitates an atmosphere of respect, openness, safety and equality. DIAS is an equal opportunities employer which embraces diversity and promotes employment equality.

Our DIAS Gender Equality and Inclusion Action Plan’ may be found here:

DIAS Gender Equality and Inclusion Action Plan


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The body corporate of DIAS is it’s Council. The current Chair of the Council is Dr. Peter Heffernan MRIA. Further details on DIAS legislation , it’s Council and School Boards can be found in the link above.