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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Dr Peter Tiernan, PhD

Digital Literacy and Education, Lecturer & Researcher at DCU
Assistant Professor
Dublin, Ireland
Dr Peter Tiernan is an Assistant Professor of Digital Learning and Digital Literacy at the Institute of Education, Dublin City University.

Peter is responsible for the design, delivery and evaluation of a broad range of modules at the Institute of Education, which enable teachers and other educators to harness the potential of technology in education while becoming critical evaluators of technology and the role it plays in teaching and learning, and in society more broadly. Peter leads multiple nationally and internationally funded research projects. Current examples include: 1) Erasmus+ funded project focused on preparing teachers to use AI as an innovative asset; 2) Exploring Virtual Reality classrooms and their usefulness in preparing pre-service teachers to work in an increasingly digitised world. Peter has an extensive research publication record with multiple articles in top-tier international journals. His research covers the spectrum of digital learning, but he has a specialist interest in digital literacy and its development among students and wider society.

Peter hosts a monthly education research podcast, ‘Let’s Talk Education Research’, which focuses on disseminating new research and exploring new avenues for research collaboration. He is a member of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) executive, the Campus Entrepreneurship Educators Network (CEEN), and the Further Education and Training Research Centre (FETRC).