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Ericsson offers scholarships to NUIG Information Technology students

In conjunction with these programmes, Ericsson will offer a number of scholarships to second year MSc students. The scholarships will comprise a contribution towards fees plus a paid internship during which students will work on a supervised research or development activity at the Ericsson R&D Centre in Athlone.

Dr. Hugh Melvin, joint Programme Director for the HDip/MSc commented that “both these conversion courses offer students from diverse disciplines, career opportunities in the broad, vibrant and evolving software sector. We are delighted with this Ericsson sponsorship and it shows how industry and academia can work together to meet current and future skills requirements. We are in discussions with other industry partners and hope to make further such announcements”.

Mr. Michael Gallagher, CEO of Ericsson in Ireland described the initiative as “part of a multi-faceted commitment from Ericsson to help the growth of Ireland’s knowledge economy. Software Engineering is an area in which this country has the capacity to excel and in which the opportunities are growing exponentially,” he added.

For further details regarding this announcement or the above postgraduate courses in ICT at NUI Galway, please contact Dr. Hugh Melvin ( and Dr. Michael Schukat (

News last updated : Thursday 21st July 2011