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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
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NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a rang of key areas of expertise.
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Waste not, want not at Disco Soup
On a gloriously sunny day in the Spanish Arch recently, An Mheitheal Rothar, the University's Ecology Society and the Kitchen Café came together to organise Disco Soup - a free lunch event to promote awareness around food waste. Volunteers prepared and cooked free meals from ingredients donated by cafés and food producers from around Galway. In total, over 700 portions of free food were given out.
Paula Flannelly, An Mheitheal Rothar Coordinator, offering out the last of the delicious apple and rhubarb crumble
The family-friendly event included a wormery, painting workshops, comedy from Tomie James and music by Mr Whippy Soundsystem, located in and around a marquee in front of the Galway city museum. All of the food was vegetarian and made from misshaped or otherwise wasted or surplus produce donated for the event.
Coralie Mureau, one of the An Mheitheal Rothar event coordinators said that “We should be demanding second class vegetables from our local markets and green-grocers. Half portions and doggy bags should be the norm. And we should say yes to gleaning vegetables deemed too old, too big, too small, too wonky, but still delicious and perfectly edible. It's all about bringing awareness and changing what we feel is important, and doing something about it, at whatever level we can.”
Volunteers celebrate the success of Ireland's first Disco Soup
- 17,000 students.
- 2,000 international students from 92 countries.
- 2,400 staff members.
- 120 links with universities across the globe.
- 90,000 alumni in 107 countries.
- 165 years experience providing university education.
NUI Galway is:
- Ireland's top University for student retention - Sunday Times 2011.
- Irelands's top Univerisity for graduate employability with 96% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating.
- The largest and oldest university in the west of Ireland.
NUI Galway is world leading for research in:
- Biomedical Science and Engineering
- Web Science
- Human Rights
- Marine Science, Energy and Environmental Science
- Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
Humanities, in particular literature, Theatre and Irish Studies
NUI Galway was awarded the QS Five star rating - 2012