On Friday 19th March 2021, the School of Home Economics was delighted to officially launch the National Centre of Excellence for Home Economics by Minister Frank Feighan, Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy as well as distinguished Guest Speakers.

The official launch will be preceded by input from four distinguished guest speakers from the field of Home Economics globally:

   Prof. Donna Pendergast
   Dean and Head of the School of Education and Professional Studies,
   Griffith University, Australia

   Home Economics and Future Directions


   Dr Gertraud Pichler
   IFHE President of Honour, Austria
   World Home Economics Day 2021,
   Advocating for Individuals and Families


   Prof. Victoria W Thoresen
   UNESCO Chair for Sustainable Development, Professor Emeritus,
   Inland Norway Univeristy of Applied Sciences
   Sustainable Lifestyles and Home Economics

   Prof. Gwendolyn Hustvedt
   IFHE President, Professor, School of Family and Consumer Sciences,
   Texas State University
   The International Federation for Home Economics - A Global Perspective

Watch the recorded launch!

This new Centre recognises distinguished expertise in a unique domain of academic specialisation on the island of Ireland and will be a vehicle through which the teaching and research strengths of Home Economics will continue to be progressively developed and branded.

The Centre will consolidate capacity in the discipline Home Economics across the three pillars: Teaching & Learning; Research & Innovation and Community Engagement.

We already have a number of research and innovation projects in train. You can learn more about them HERE

L/R: Amanda McCloat (President St. Angela's College), Frank Feighan (Minister of State at the Department of Health), Helen Maguire (Head of School of Home Economics, St. Angela’s College) at the official launch for the new National Centre of Excellence for Home Economics at St. Angela's College, Sligo