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Insight's David Azcona awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

Insight PhD candidate David Azcona (pictured centre with fellow awardee David Collings and DCU President Brian MacCraith) has been named by Minister Charlie Flanagan of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Mr Reece Smyth, Chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Ireland, among this year’s Fulbright Irish awardees.

Azcona is a PhD candidate in Insight@DCU. As a Fulbright Student Awardee to Arizona State University, he will research the differences in learner behaviour in Computer Science between Ireland and the U.S., and how student collaboration with a university comprising such a large student body can be enabled.

Speaking at the award ceremony in Iveagh House, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD said, “As Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, I am delighted to extend my warmest congratulations to the 38 Irish Fulbright Awardees for 2017 – 18. The Fulbright Commission plays an important role in providing reciprocal opportunities for Irish and US scholars and academics to study, work and experience life in each other’s countries.  This year’s 38 Irish awardees come from varying academic and professional disciplines, from the liberal arts – including Irish language studies – to science, technology, engineering and maths.  These awards underline the breadth and depth of the Fulbright Commission’s work, covering 34 institutions in 18 states and Washington, DC. I wish this year’s awardees every success for their time in the US.”

This year the Fulbright Program celebrates 60 years of educational and cultural exchange between Ireland and the US. Since 1957, the Program has provided Irish and European citizens with the opportunity to study, research, or lecture in America, and supported US citizens to do the same in Ireland. The Program is now established in over 160 countries globally, providing a fantastic international network for Fulbright Awardees and Alumni.

You can read the full story on DCU's website here.