NUI Galway-UL Strategic Alliance to Drive Vital Research and Academic Excellence
Thursday, 18 February 2010
- Furthering research and education to serve Ireland's biomedical device industry – which employs 24,000 people.
- Joining forces on research initiatives to provide scientific and technological breakthroughs in the 'green tech' sector.
- Supporting Ireland as the biggest exporter of software solutions in Europe, by collaborating to remain at the forefront of software development and internet technology research.
- Achieve economies of scale through jointly supporting technology transfer and commercialisation of research.
- Working to establish a translational research centre with Georgia Institute of Technology for technology transfer.
- Furthering commitment to 4th Level Education through joint development of structured PhD programmes.
- Facilitating student exchange between the Universities on a modular or semester basis.
- Creating a new Medical Academy at Portiuncula and Roscommon Hospitals.
- Planning to facilitate joint academic appointments to maximise student choice.
- Promoting active citizenship through projects such as urban renewal and regeneration.
- Optimising resources through shared services and focused use of research, teaching and academic support services.