Information on the Irish Centre for Human Rights

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway is one of the world's premier university-based institutions for the study and promotion of human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law. Since its establishment in January 2000, it has developed a global reputation for excellence in the field of human rights teaching, research and advocacy.

The Centre's international reputation attracts high quality students to its acclaimed Masters programmes and builds a thriving community of doctoral researchers. They have come from diverse cultural, educational and experiental backgrounds. They have passed through the Centre and gone on to equally diverse careers, pursuits and places. They have passed through the Centre and gone on to equally diverse careers, pursuits and places. Many have maintained strong ties with the Centre. Many others have also returned, for a number of reasons and in a variety of capacities.

The excellence of the teaching faculty of the Centre and the general atmosphere created, of convivality and shared pursuit, encourages a high level of achievement. As such, there is no shortage of past graduates and current students of whom the Centre can be very proud.

About NUI Galway

Founded in 1845, NUI Galway has a well-deserved reputation as one of Ireland's premier centres of academic excellence. With over 17,000 students and more than 2,500 staff, the University has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence, with a commitment to supporting and encouraging postgraduates in their taught and research programme.

NUI Galway is one of Ireland's top universities for graduate employability with over 93% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating. Ranked in the top 2% of universities globally, NUI Galway is one of only two Irish universities to be awarded the top rating of five stars in the 2012 QS Stars International rating.