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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.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
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.
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The main NUI Galway campus comprises 104 hectares and is located in Galway city. The main campus extends from the city centre to Dangan, a distance of 2.8 km along the bank of the River Corrib.
The gross area of buildings on the main NUI campus comprises 171,700 sq.m., 97 separate buildings ranging in age from 1 to over 160 years old.
The property portfolio also includes a site at University College Hospital where the Clinical Sciences Institute is located, together with medical academics at Gweedore, Letterkenny & Sligo. There are additional properties at Carna, Carron, Finnevara, Shannon and Donegal.
The total area of campus buildings including remote sites is 191,003 sq.m.
Space is an expensive University resource on which there is very high demand. All space on campus is the property of NUI Galway and Buildings & Estates manage its allocation in accordance with agreed policy and procedures.
Requests for additional space (ie offices, labs etc.) should be directed to Anne Marie Forde, Head of Business Support Services.
A Strategic Space Planning Group has been established to deal with forward planning, policy matters and operational issues concerning space management. This group comprises of:
- Chief Operating Officer
- Vice President for Research
- Academic Secretary
- Director of Physical Resources
- Executive Dean, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
- Executive Dean, College of Business, Public Policy and Law
- Executive Dean, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
- Executive Dean, College of Science and Engineering
- Commercial Manager
- Assistant Director, Estates, Strategy and Capital Projects
- Head of Business Support Services
Space Policy & Procedures
Policy and Procedures can be viewed here.
NUI Galway Space Metrics (NUI Galway's Internal Area in sq.m. per Student & Staff FTE)
Teaching Room Surveys
Buildings & Estates conducts a survey of centrally booked teaching space during each semester of the Academic year. Surveys are conducted every hour from 09:00 to 18:00 each day from Monday to Friday for a 2 week period. Buildings & Estates looks for the following information:
- Whether or not the room is booked
- Number of occupants within the venue
The efficient use of all University resources including space and facilities is one of the main infrastructural goals of the Strategic Plan.