University structure

The three pillars of the organisational structure of NUI Galway are:

  • Údarás na hOllscoile
  • Academic Council
  • University Management Team
Scroll down to find out more about their duties and membership

Údarás na hOllscoile

Údarás na hOllscoile, the University's governing authority, is responsible for managing and controlling all of the affairs of the University.

List of Members

Cathaoirleach

  • The Hon Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness

President

  • Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh

Registrar and Deputy-President

  • An tOllamh Pól Ó Dochartaigh

University Professors/Associate Professors (5)

  • Professor Grace McCormack
  • Professor Tim O'Brien
  • Professor Vincent O’Flaherty
  • Professor Terry Smith
  • Professor Breda Sweeney

Other University Academic Staff (5)

  • Ursula Connolly
  • Dr Anthony Grehan
  • Dr Anne O'Connor
  • Dr Ann Torres
  • Dr Gerard Wall

Other University Employees (3)

  • Sinéad Beacom
  • Dr Eric Mortimer
  • Brendan O’Looney

Elected Officers of Comhaltas na Mac Léinn/Students’ Union (2)

  • Megan Reilly (President)
  • Eibhlín Seoighthe (Vice-President/Education)

Postgraduate Student (1)

  • Michelle Mitchell 

Nominations of External Organisations (3)

  • Ruth Curran (IBEC)
  • Sinéad Uasal Ní Fhatharta (Údarás na Gaeltachta)
  • Dr Donagh O’Donoghue (IBEC)

University Graduates (4)

  • BGen Ger Aherne
  • Conor Fottrell
  • John Glynn
  • Eoin Neylon

Local Authority Nominees (7)

  • Councillor John Cummins (Roscommon County Council)
  • Councillor Richard Finn (Mayo County Council)
  • Councillor Pearce Flannery (Galway City Council)
  • Councillor P.J. Kelly (Clare County Council)
  • Councillor Rosaleen O'Grady (Sligo County Council)
  • Councillor Eileen Mannion (Galway County Council)
  • Councillor John McCartin (Leitrim County Council)

National University of Ireland Nominees (2)

  • Dr Catherine Caulfield
  • Noel Daly

President of St. Angela’s College, Sligo

  • Dr Anne Taheny

Artistic/Cultural Category (1)

  • Dr Ríonach Ní Néill

Minister’s Nominees (3)

  • Harry McGee
  • Dr John Greally
  • Madeleine Taylor-Quinn

 Non-members in attendance

  • John Gill (Cheif Operating Officer)
  • Professor Lokesh Joshi (Vice-President for Research)
  • Professor Anne Scott (Vice-President for Equality & Diversity)
  • Mary Dooley (Bursar)
  • Gearóid Ó Conluain (Rúnaí na hOllscoile)
  • Clare McCann (Oifig an Rúnaí)

Academic Council

The Academic Council is the chief academic authority and, subject to review by Údarás na hOllscoile, controls the academic affairs of the University, including the curriculum, instruction and education provided by the University.

Members of the Academic Council

You can find details of the Academic Council inducted on 27 September, 2018 here.

University Management Team

This team is led by the President who is the Head and Chief officer of the University and appointed for a 10-year period. Acting under the President, the various members of the University Management Team (UMT) each have a specific area of responsibility.

Members of the UMT

President Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh
Registrar and Deputy-President  Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh
Rúnaí na hOllscoile Gearóid Ó Conluain
Bursar Mary Dooley
Chief Operations Officer John Gill
Vice- President for Equality and Diversity Professor Anne Scott
Vice-President for Research Professor Lokesh Joshi
Academic Secretary Caroline Loughnane
Dean of Graduate Studies Professor Lucy Byrnes
Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies Professor Cathal O'Donoghue
Dean of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law Professor John McHale
Dean of the College of Engineering and Informatics Professor Peter McHugh
Dean of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Professor Tim O'Brien
Dean of the College of Science Professor Dónal Leech

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Quick facts

The Quadrangle at NUI Galway

NUI Galway Has Over:

  • 18,000 students
  • 3,000 international students from 115 countries
  • 2,500 staff members
  • 120 links with universities across the globe
  • 90,000 alumni in 107 countries
  • 170 years experience providing university education

NUI Galway Is:

  • Ireland's top University 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