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Trinity Global Engagement Awards 2017


Martha O'Hagan Luff kindly accepted the award on Mary's behalf.

Lots of congratulations to Professor Mary Keating on receiving a Certificate of Excellence at the Trinity Global Engagement Awards 2017. She was nominated by over 50 colleagues, students, and working partners from Ireland, China, India, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom and United State of America. Professor Keating’s efforts to build international relations, embed internationalisation into Trinity’s educational and research culture, and the development of global education are well deserved for such recognition.  

Mary graduated from NUI Dublin with BA in Psychology and obtained a master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago USA (Distinction). She joined Trinity Business School in 1991 and was elected to Fellowship at Trinity College Dublin in 2011. Mary is currently working as an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management. She is the founder and Programme Director for MSc International Management, a Research Fellow in the International Institute for Integration Studies at Trinity and the Irish Coordinator in the GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Effectiveness) Project. Mary has been a member of the Trinity Business School Executive, School liaison Officer with the College Careers Office for ten years.

During the past two and a half decades, Mary has played a key role in building international relations, embedding internationalisation into Trinity’s educational and research culture, and the development of global education via her research, teaching and dedicated service to the School and University.

Professor Keating is a leading scholar in cross-cultural management with a focus on international human resource management and leadership for many years. Within her research filed, she has published ten books and monographs. Her articles have been published in high-impact journals such as Human Resource Management, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Knowledge based Development, Journal of Health Organisation and Management, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and International Journal of Knowledge and Learning among others. Mary’s work in international management has been also recognised by a number of research awards. For instance, as part of the GLOBE project team which involves 62 countries , she was awarded the Scott Myers award by the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology in 2005 for the development and application of outstanding comparative, applied research in the workplace. In 2016, she was awarded the SIOP(Society for industrial and Organizational Psychology) International Research and Collaboration Grant with colleagues from USA, Holland and China. Mary’s record is outstanding.

Mary has intensively taught at varied levels from general management to specialized international management courses. She designed and delivered  courses focusing on global engagement such as cross-cultural management, global talent management and international management in context  which have been evaluated highly by students. These courses have developed education at Trinity from a global perspective. Mary has built strong global relationships with academics, practitioners, institutions and students through her work. Mary takes a very personal interest in her students. As see from the one of the endorsements, she has “shaped” many students’ careers.

Professor Keating has designed and led many programmes, most notably the MSc in International Management where she has brought about a truly international perspective. Professor Keating designed the MSc in International Management in 2009 and has directed the programme since then. The program graduated 8 students in the first cohort in 2010 and now there are 90 students in the class of 2017. This programme is currently the top ranked Irish business Master’s course in the International Management category. Based on Mary’s dedicated work, this programme has successfully moved up the Eduniversal Rankings to 5th in W Europe in 2017 and is among the top placed English native English speaking schools, ahead of LBS , LSE & Edinburgh. This programme have attracted students from over 30 nationalities including Argentina Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Czech Republic, China, Dubai, France, Georgia, Holland, Hungary, Lithuania, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland and Northern Ireland, Italy, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States of America. Graduates of the programme are now working across a number of industries including social media, consulting, financial services, operations, pharmaceuticals, transport, travel, education and government, and sales & marketing and social enterprise with recognisable employers such as Google, Accenture, BearingPoint, Jones Laing LaSalle (JLL), AIB, Deloitte, Bank of China, Crédit Agricole CIB, Davy Stockbrokers, EY, KPMG, First Derivatives, PwC, Standard & Poors, Statestreet, Lufthansa, Elan and Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard as well as with smaller organisations and start-ups and social enterprises such as Asoka, Sport –for-life etc. All of the successes of students and programme are based on Mary’s excellence in service and extremely hard work.