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Our research profile

Inspirational research is at the forefront of all of our activities at NUI Galway. Our research is global in scale as we are recognised as world leaders in our particular areas of expertise.

NUI Galway's research strengths include:

  1. Biomedical Science and Engineering
  2. Environmental and Marine science
  3. Applied Social Sciences and public Policy
  4. Humanities in Context
  5. Informatics and new internet technologies
  6. Physics and Computational Sciences

Recent research highlights include:

  • Two Science Foundation Ireland funded Centres for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSETs), the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) and the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI)
  • Awarded Ireland's first UNESCO Chair for research in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement
  • Our Digital Enterprise Research Institute is the world's largest research institute developing the next generation of internet technology
  • Our Centre for Human Rights boasts the world's leading experts in human rights law
  • Our Regenerative Medicine Institute, is Ireland's primary centre for stem cell and gene therapy research, and a world leader in regenerative medicine
  • Currently holding the Presidency of the Royal Irish Academy and the Vice-Presidency of the Optical Society of America

World-leading research

In key areas:

  • Applied Optics
  • Applied Photonics
  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
  • Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Cancer Research
  • Child and Family Research
  • Climate Change
  • Digital Humanities
  • Energy Research
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Rights
  • Irish Studies
  • Marine Science
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Semantic Web Technology
  • Social Gerontology

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