News and Events

David Renton, 2nd year student in BSc CS & IT

Listen to David Renton, a current 2nd year student in our B.Sc in Computer Science & Information Technology degree, as he speaks about his experience studying B.Sc. CS&IT (GY350) here at Discipline of Information Technology, NUI Galway and his positive experience returning to University as a mature student. ... More >>

First NUI Galway Students graduate from Innovative Industry Software Development Programme

The first cohort of students have graduated from an NUI Galway – Industry collaborative programme. The new Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development (Industry Stream) programme involves a range of top ICT employers that actively participate in developing the course content and providing internships for the graduates. ... More >>

A high number of successful PhDs for 2013

Along with an increase in Undergraduate numbers enrolling for our courses, we are delighted to see an increase in students emerging with a PhD in Computer Science and IT ... More >>

Microsoft Ireland Techie Girls Event

This is a great opportunity for students in Computing related courses to gain an insight into the great careers available to them in the Tech sector, as well as to network with many other students on the day. ... More >>

Winner of NUIG IT Open Day Crossword competition

The Lucky winner is David Byrne ... More >>

Congratulations to Cian Brassil, 2012/2013 B.Sc. Computer Science & Information Technology graduate.

A great future ahead for our recent graduate Cian Brassil.

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First ever NUIG winner of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

Arjumand Younus, a Computer Science PhD student at the National University of Ireland, Galway made entire IT community of Galway proud after having won the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region ... More >>

Best of Luck Cathal!!

Wishing Cathal Freeman from the MIT Class the very best of luck in his quest for an ALL Ireland, Senior Football Championship Medal for Mayo ... More >>

IT 101 refurbished

as part of the University's commitment to Computer Science and IT, our ground floor lab has been refurbished over the summer and is now open. ... More >>

SFI-Funded Ph.D Opportunity at the College of Engineering & Informatics

New Visualistion Techniques to Support Simulation Analysis ... More >>

Google Anita Borg 2013 Annual Retreat in Zurich

Arjumand Younus, current PhD student at IT, NUI Galway and University of Milano-Bicocca at the Google Anita Borg 2013 Annual Retreat in Zurich, Switzerland ... More >>

Huge Demand for Computing Education Events at NUI Galway

Our popular Summer Camp ran for 2 sucessful weeks in June with over 90 students attending. ... More >>

Computing Summer Camp 2013 Week 1

Our fourth annual Computing Summer Camp was another great success last week. ... More >>

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

The Discipline of Information Technology congratulatse one of our students on being awarded a Google Scholarship ... More >>

NUI Galway secures funding to continue software design conversion course

The Discipline of Information Technology has seen it's work in conversion course acknowledged with details of continued funding released. ... More >>

PhD Research Scholarship Opportunities

The Discipline of Information Technology considers research to be a fundamental aspect of its mission. Read on for details on various scholarships available, in addition to topics, research areas and supervisiors. ... More >>

Galway Games Developers

Meet and Greet for Galway Gaming Group, a group of Game developers, designers and enthusiasts in and around Galway, funded by the NUIG EXPLORE project ... More >>

Important Information for all 1st BA Students

Are you a 1st year BA student considering taking IT as one of your subjects ? Please read this carefully ... More >>

NUI Galway Student wins Best Paper Award at CGAMES 2012

Frank Glavin from the College of Engineering and Informatics in NUI Galway has received the Best Students Paper award for a paper at CGAMES 2012 ... More >>

Award for Best Presentation at iHCI 2012: the sixth Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference.

Elise Karlsson, a final year student in the BScIT 2012, and Karen Young, a lecturer in IT have been awarded a best Presentation award at the iHICI 2012 ... More >>

NUI Galway Create Galway City Weather Smartphone App

A past Student has created an App to display live Galway weather to the world ! ... More >>

Why Study with us ?

Thinking of Studying Computer Science or IT at NUI Galway ? View some videos on the course by lecturers and students. ... More >>

Graduate Claims Top Prize

Graduate of CS and IT, David Yip from Galway, has won this year's EU Communication Challenge ... More >>

Computing Summer Camp

The Discipline of IT are pleased to announce that the 2012 Computing Summer Camp will take place again in June, and is available in a choice of start dates ... More >>

NUI Galway Nurtures Next Generation of Technology Users

NUI Galway saw huge numbers attending the first ever Galway CoderDojo event held on campus recently. CoderDojo, an Irish led global network of computer clubs where young people come to learn to code, develop websites, apps, games and more, is hosted and supported by NUI Galway. ... More >>

Haiti Connect & NUI Galway hold Ireland’s first Crisiscamp!

NUI Galway will be hosting Ireland’s first CrisisCamp on Sunday 26 February. It is being organised with Haiti Connect, a charitable trust based in Co. Galway. ... More >>

Launch of the ICT Action Plan and ICT Skills Programme

There has been a news release of the new initiatives in the ICT Action Plan which involves a tempting new HDip programme run in NUI Galway ... More >>

Code Ninja Launched

CodeNinja aims to train and encourage students to be creative in the cultivation of their own tech ideas. It is open to both individuals and groups that want to build web and mobile applications. ... More >>

Refurbished computers end up in Schools

The Discipline of Information Technology recently donated 50 refurbished computers to primary schools and community resource centres in Galway City and County – they were Doughiska, Kinvara, Knocknacara Athenry, Gort and Tuam. ... More >>

Ars in Action

This year, the College of Engineering and Informatics is delighted to launch a unique and innovative development within our undergraduate degree programme in Computer Science and Informatics Technology (GY350). ... More >>

Galway Science and Technology festival

The Discipline of Information Technology @ NUI Galway were present at the recent Galway Science and Technology festival held in NUI Galway. The festival was attended by over 20,000 pupils, students and parents. ... More >>

Open Day Prizewinner

A student from Presentation College Athenry was a recent winner in NUIG ... More >>

NUI Galway Award Winners Create Technologies of the Future

At a ceremony last Friday, awards were given out to the students with best projects for last academic year. ... More >>

Information Technology in 1st BA (GY101)

Are you a 1st Year in BA and wish take It as part of your BA Degree ? Please read this important information to secure your place ... More >>

Techie Girls

Microsoft invites all NUIG techie grils to an exciting careers event in October ... More >>

Technical Information for Students 2011

Welcome to new and returning students. Please read this for more information on your account and other facilities ... More >>

Ericsson offers scholarships to NUIG Information Technology students

The Discipline of Information Technology is delighted to announce an exciting initiative with the Ericsson R&D Centre in Athlone. InformationTechnology offers a one year Higher Diploma and a two-year Masters in Software Design and Development to graduates from diverse disciplines. ... More >>

Students Scoop € 15,000 for Surfer Website at NUI Galway Student Enterprise Award

A surfing website designed by two students, which has the potential to develop tourism in the West of Ireland, has scooped the top prize of € 15,000 at the NUI Galway Student Enterprise Awards held on Friday, 10 June, 2011. The creators of were presented with their prize by Minister of State for Small Business, John Perry T.D., NUI Galway President, Dr James J. Browne and NUI Galway Students’ Union President, Peter Mannion. ... More >>

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: award for 2nd best paper

Catherine Enright has received the award for 2nd placed student paper at the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Conference (AIME 2011) in Bled, Slovenia, for the paper “Clinical Time Series Data Analysis Using Mathematical Models and DBNs” co-authored with Michael G. Madden (Information Technology), Niall Madden (Mathematics) and John G. Laffey (Medicine). ... More >>

Ocean Energy Public Lecture

NUI Galway will hold a public lecture by Professor Tony Lewis, Director of the Hydraulics & Maritime Research Centre, UCC, on Ocean Energy later this month. The lecture entitled The Status of Ocean Energy Development in Ireland will take place on Monday, 23 May, 2011 in Room IT125, IT Building at 2pm. ... More >>

GAME ON Conference

NUIG will host the 12th annual European GAME-ON Conference on Simultation and AI in Computer Games on 22nd -24th August, 2011. The aim of the Conference is to bring together researchers and games people in order to exchange ideas on programming and programming techniques, which will be beneficial to the gaming industry and academia. ... More >>

As part of Arts in Action 2010-2011 a digital media exhibition will be held on the 10th of March to

The MA in Digital Media was shortlisted for the GradIreland “postgraduate course of the year” in 2010. It attracts bright, creative and students with a strong sense of identity and individuality from a variety of undergraduate disciplines. Some student projects have won Digital Media awards. The programme is run by the Huston School of Film and Digital Media in conjunction with the Information Technology Department and the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI). ... More >>

Fidelity to create 100 jobs in Dublin and Galway

FINANCIAL SERVICES company Fidelity Investments is to create 100 software jobs over the next three years as part of a €11 million investment at its Galway and Dublin facilities. ... More >>

Energy Night

A research poster from the IT Department took top honours at the annual NUI Galway Energy Night last Wednesday evening (26th January 2011). ... More >>

Recognising Excellence in Information Technology

-- from Smartphone Applications to Genetic Algorithms. To coincide with the last day of graduations, industry sponsored prizes were awarded today to the students who excelled in their projects in the Information Technology discipline at NUI Galway. ... More >>

Artificial Intelligence is Alive !

Report on what emerged from the recent AICS conference ... More >>

Technical Information for students

Welcome to new and returning students. Please read this for more information on your account and other facilities ... More >>

Research on Twitter

Research on the growth of Twitter in Ireland and abroad will be presented at the BlogTalk Galway 2010 conference this week. ... More >>

Enterprise Awards

NUI Galway students and their Smarter Shopper project shortlisted for Enterprise Ireland Student Enterprise Awards 2010 ... More >>

Computing Summer Camp

NUI Galway will host an innovative computing summer camp from 14 – 18 June, where second-level students will have an opportunity to explore and experiment with new technologies that form the basis of our digital age. ... More >>

It in the Humanities Conference

The 7th Annual conference of IT in the Humanities will take place next Monday April 19th and all are welcome to attend. ... More >>

Week of Wonder 2010

The staff and students of Information Technology, along with other disciplines of the College of Engineering and Informatics, participated once again in the Engineers “Week of Wonder”. ... More >>

Professor Gerry Lyons appointed as new Dean of College of Engineering & Informatics

CONGRATULATIONS to Professor Gerry Lyons, who was appointed Dean of Engineering & Informatics on February 1st, 2010. ... More >>

Two MA in Digital Media Students shortlisted for Digital Media Awareds 2010

Two MA in Digital Media projects are shortlisted for Digital Media Awards in two different award categories – E-learning and Digital Story Telling ... More >>

Semester 2 Timetables 2009-2010

Draft Semster 2 Timetables are now available but they may be subject to change. ... More >>

NUI Galway and Cisco Announce Sponsorship of Best Project Prizes in Information Technology 2010

November 13, 2009 – NUI Galway and Cisco’s R&D Centre today announced the company’s sponsorship of “Best Project Prizes” in Information Technology at the university. The awards will recognise and reward outstanding achievements by final year students in NUI Galway’s Information Technology programme. ... More >>

Award for Best Final Year Project in BA(IT)

Patricia McAdorey from Moycullen, Co. Galway and Edel Mee from Galway City received their prize for Best Final Year Project in BA(IT) ... More >>

Best Project - M.Sc./H.Dip (Software Design & Develoment)

Recent graduates from the M.Sc./H.Dip (Software Design & Development) William Lombard, John Conroy and Brian Conroy won the prize for Best Project. ... More >>

Best Overall Project

Nathan Shaughnessy a recent graduate from the B.Sc. (IT) at NUI Galway, receiving his prize for Best Overall Project at Information Technology Prize Giving ceremony on October 23rd . ... More >>

Final Year Business Plan Prize

The prize for Best Business Plan developed by 2008/09 final year students of B.Sc. (Information Technology) and sponsored by the discipline of Information Technology was awarded to Andrew Regan and Nathan Shaughnessy. Andrew from Ballaghaderre ... More >>

IT launches new brand and title change for its GY350 degree.

At NUI Galway Open Day on Friday 2nd October, 2009 Information Technology launched a new brand and title change for its GY350 title degree ... More >>

Winner of iPod Touch!

Barry O Sullivan who visited the IT Zone at NUI Galway Open Day is the lucky winner of an iPod Touch. ... More >>

Open Day 2009

IT Zone proves a hit for Students with interactive displays and project demonstrations ... More >>

Top award goes to Dr. Michael Madden and Mr. Frank Glavin from Information Technology

Mr Frank Glavin and Dr Michael Madden from Information Technology in NUI Galway receive award for best paper at AICS-2009 ... More >>

Prestigious SFI/Marie-Curie INSPIRE fellowship

Dr. Ronan Cummins awarded prestigious SFI/Marie-Curie INSPIRE fellowship ... More >>

Students having fun with IT at NUIG Open Day

See the photos from this years Open Day held last Saturday ... More >>

Attention all Final Year Students

Worried about Your Future ? Take this opportunity to upskill your degree with a funded Graduate Study in Computing / IT ... More >>

NUI Galway Open Day

Read more about the details of the University Open Day taking place on April 25th ... More >>

Week of Wonder

NUI Galway this week played host to Week of Wonders, a national initiative to spark awareness of the Engineering Mind ... More >>

MScSIS Conferring ceremony

The photo show the most recent graduates of the popular MScSIS program ... More >>

Shortage of technology graduates despite excellent prospects

COUNTDOWN TO COLLEGE/Careers in Technology: Ireland has been facing a growing shortage of graduates in technical disciplines, even though computer scientists, electronic engineers, and IT professionals have excellent career options. ... More >>

Important Information for CAO Applicants (GY350)

Changes to entry requirements for GY350. B.Sc. (IT) ... More >>

Best Overall Project

Sean Bryceland claimed the Best Overall Project at the NUIG Information Technology Prize Giving ceremony ... More >>

Annual Prizegiving Ceremonies

The annual prize giving ceremony for students who excelled in their final year projects were held in the University last month. ... More >>

Open Day

Record number of students attend ICT Stand during Open Day 2008 ... More >>

1st Year BA students taking Information Technology

Information for 1st Year BA students taking Information Technology ... More >>

IT Jobs in the West

A graduate in IT is destined to have a choice of jobs within the West and further afield. ... More >>

Postgraduate Fellowship Scheme

Have you a research idea ? Apply for Postgraduate Fellowship funding ... More >>

2008 Postgraduate Studies Brochure

Postgraduate Studies Brochure ... More >>

IPod Winner

Gemma Gillen was the lucky winner in a recent competition sponsored by Department of Information Technology ... More >>

Medication Management

Dr Michael Schukat has created a medicine dispenser called Digispense and presented the prototype at the recent Technology Showcase event in Dublin ... More >>

Entrepreneurs at NUI,G

A group of our 4th year IT students win €2000 in All-Ireland Entrepreneurship competition. ... More >>

NUI, Galway IT Students Top awards

A group of IT Students won the National Entrepreneurship Award for their Business Plan based on a Multi-Player Online Game ... More >>

Teaching award

Claire Costello awarded Excellence in Teaching award ... More >>

Best Paper Award for IT Dept. PhD student

Best Paper Award for IT Dept. PhD student ... More >>

Cisco Announce Galway Jobs

Cisco Systems is to establish a major Research and Development centre in Galway ... More >>

Graduate wins Top Award

A graduate from our BSc in Information Technology has won a prestigious ITAG award ... More >>

Announcement of Google Jobs

The IT Job sector is continuing to make a comeback and all our future graduates should be emerging into a healthy job market ... More >>

Visiting Researcher from China

Ms. Chun Shan who returned home to China recently was presented with a farewell gift by Dr. Michael Schukat of the Department of Information Technology ... More >>

Dr.Jim Duggan Wins Idea of Year

Dr Jim Duggan was recently announced as the overall winner of the NUI, Galway Úrsmaointe campaign with his idea of a “Buy a Book Day” ... More >>

Software Engineer is #1 Job!

According to an American study by CNN. ... More >>

Final Year Students win award in Belfast

A group of our 4th year IT students win €2000 in Belfast ... More >>

Final Year Students win IT Department Award.

A group of 4th B.Sc.IT students have won the Dept. Award for Best Business Plan as part of their Professional Skills Module. ... More >>

Research Masters through Irish Opportunities

A new Research Masters programme is being offered by the Dept. of Information Technology, in conjunction with Acadamh na hOllscolaiochta Gaeilge ... More >>

IT Ball 2006: A great night!

It was fun and it raised money for charity too! ... More >>

Prize Announced for Best BSc(IT) Final Year Project

This prize, of a gold medal and €650/person, is sponsored by Fidelity Investments ... More >>

iPod Winners

The Winners of the First Year Programming Competition sponsored by the Department of Information Technology which took place from January to May 2005 in NUI, Galway were announced and presented with their prizes recently ... More >>

Student Conference on Information Technology in the Humanities

The Second annual student conference took place in the Department of IT on Monday 18th April with 18 students participating. ... More >>

Final Year Students win National Award

A group of Final Year BScIT students have won a National Entrepreneurship award for their Business Plan ... More >>

Dr. Yan Xing conferred

Dr. Yan Xing on whom the degree of Ph.D in Information Technology was conferred with her PhD in Information Technology recently ... More >>

Final Year Students win IT Department Entrepreneurship Award

A group of Final Year BScIT students have won the Department of IT award for best Business Plan ... More >>

Open Day Prize won by Shane Fahy

Shane Fahy who is a fifth year student at the Bish has won an MP3 player , sponsored by the IT Department as part of the University's Open Day ... More >>

NUI Galway wins Hewlett Packard Mobile Technology award

The National University of Ireland, Galway has been named as one of only seven European universities to be funded by the Hewlett Packard (HP) sponsored Mobile Technology for Teaching Grants Scheme. ... More >>

Final Year Students win Entrepreneurship Award..again

For the third time in four years, a group of final year students from the B.Sc.IT degree at the Dept. of IT have won a national entrepreneurship award. ... More >>

Open Day Prize won by Seosamh Mullen

Seosamh Mullen from Trabane, Lettermore, Co. Galway won a Compaq iPAQ in the recent competition run by the Dept. of IT as part of Open Day 2003. ... More >>

Final Year Business Plan prize

The Final Year Business Plan prize sponsored by the Department of IT, was awarded to two serpate groups this year. This module is part of their Professional Skills module and combines their Business and IT skillsets. ... More >>

Final Year Students win Entrepreneurship Award

Four Final Year Information Technology students received a €2000 prize as part of the Enterprise Ireland/Ulster Bank student awards 2002-2003. The students developed and presented a business plan for a wrist worn device to help prevent accidents due to fatigue. ... More >>