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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 rang of key areas of expertise.
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at NUI Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at NUI Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- 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.
Research at NUI GalwayThere is a vibrant research ecosystem at our university. This dynamic community attracts researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and students of the highest calibre.
Advancing Medicine Through Discovery
Biomedical Science and Engineering
From developing biomaterials to mend damaged heart tissue, to clinical trials using stem cells to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Our researchers are shaping the future.
Researchers focus on some of the major medical challenges that face the world today including cardiovascular disease, cancer, orthopaedic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
Our world-leading biosciences groups work on regenerative medicine and stem cell research, cancer biology, apoptosis, chromosome biology, biomechanics and biomaterials. Be inspired
Research ThemesThe University has five cross-disciplinary research themes, building on our international success. Each research area is home to world-leading research institutes. We focus on research that serves and anticipates economic, societal and cultural needs.
Developing next generation technologies
Informatics, Data Analytics, Physical and Computational Sciences
From harnessing Big Data to advance business and benefit society, to helping patients by improving medical imaging. Our researchers are shaping the future.
Our researchers use their world-wide network of partners to take part in global standardisation efforts and to improve the way people and businesses communicate and interact. We also address the problems presented by vast data sets flowing from imaging activities that need significant computing power to reduce, analyse and visualize.
Further research looks at modelling and simulation, which are integral to almost all physical and biological sciences.
NUI Galway is recognised as a world-leader in our five priority research areas.
These cross-disciplinary research areas are home to research institutes of great repute. They attract the highest calibre of researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and students.
We continue to develop our research priorities in addition to supporting emerging and cross-cutting research.
Developing a sustainable future
Environment, Marine and Energy
From discovering new ecosystems in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, to improving food crops in developing countries with genome sequencing. Our researchers are shaping the future.
Research in this area covers environmental change and modelling, atmospheric studies, biodiversity and bioinformatics, marine science and law, and sustainable energy. Our efforts help address the dilemma between balanced economic growth and environmental impact. We work towards enhanced energy efficiencies and conservation methods, renewable energy sources and advanced environmental technologies.
Research and Innovation at NUI GalwaySituated on the edge of Europe, NUI Galway is a dynamic location for research and innovation. Our approach is to be collaborative, creative, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial. We partner with almost 3,000 research institutes worldwide to create global networks of expertise.
Touching Lives, Changing Futures
Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
From the challenges of business and society, where our innovative thinking is bringing real change, to the daily lives of the marginalised, where our research can improve government policy. Our researchers are shaping the future.
Research programmes in this area examine economic innovation, social change, social inclusion, balanced development and health.
Looking across the lifecourse, from childhood to old age, we undertake focused reviews of key policy areas. This allows us to collaborate with policy makers in the development of new policies. It also allows us to work closely with local, regional and international groups on developing and designing new services.
Research and Innovation at NUI Galway
Our research address issues of international economic and societal importance. We are tackling major medical challenges through stem cell science, harnessing Big Data, modelling environmental change and informing decision-makers in business and society.
Our research leads to life changing discoveries and policies that shape the future both nationally and internationally. We are bringing bold ideas to life.
Understanding our Past for a better future
Humanities in Context, including Digital Humanities
From the annals of Irish cultural archives, brought to life by our digital technology, to understanding the present by examining our history. Our researchers are shaping the future.
Research in the humanities is a vibrant area for scholarship and debate. Programmes include research into Ireland’s presence within the European and global community and its contribution to international developments. We also focus on the Irish language and cultural studies.
We house an exemplary collection of archives dating from the 15th Century. Theatre, film and performing arts collections come from the Abbey, Druid and Taibhearc na Gaillimh, Siobhán McKenna and John Huston; literary from John McGahern, Tom Kilroy and Tim Robinson; and history and politics from Brendan Duddy, Kevin Boyle and Michael Cusack.