Michael Anthony Cotter

                                       MICHAEL ANTHONY COTTER

                                       N.T., B.A., M.Ed., P.C.


N.T:      St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

B.A:      St. Mary’s College, Twickenham, London. 

M.Ed:   Trinity College, Dublin.




Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

Carysfort College of Education, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Dublin City University, Dublin 9


Michael A. Cotter has taught and lectured at Primary School, Post Primary School/College, Teacher Education College and University. He has served on many public bodies and researched and published mainly in education.


He served for six years as chairman of the Governing Body of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and as a member of the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee (CDVEC) and Dun Laoghaire Vocational Education Committee (DLVEC). He was a member of the Board on the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) and Chairman of National Policy Advisory & Development Committee on IT (NPADC). He served as deputy chairman of the National Council for Educational Awards (NCEA) now the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC)


He was the nominee of the Minister for Education and Science on the Primary Education & the Primary School Curriculum Review Bodies. The Minister for Justice, Equality & Law Reform appointed him Peace Commissioner in 1994. He is also a member Higher Education Authority (HEA).


He established and is the director of the Irish Science Olympiads in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Programming/Informatics and Physics  and is the manager of the Irish International Science Olympiad teams. He is the founder and President of the European Union Science Olympiad (EUSO) and manger of the Irish EUSO delegation. He is also treasurer of the International Board of the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO). and the Irish IJSO delegation leader. He is the Regional Representative for Western Europe of the World Federation of Physics Competitions (WFPhC)



Telematics in Teacher Education

Impact of IT on Education

Science Olympiads


He was a decathlon athlete but is now a yachting enthusiast and a keen skier. He is a member of Fianna Fáil, the Irish Republican Party.















Michael Cotter,

Education Studies, Dublin City University, Dublin 9