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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 range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
- 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.
NUI Galway is a globally focused research-led university, internationally renowned for the quality and impact of our teaching, research and innovation. The global impact of our research is evident in the number of our international research collaborations, and the fact that we are home to five of the most highly cited researchers in the world. The importance of impact is reflected in our Strategic Plan 2020-2025, with the University's commitment to actively engage with external stakeholders, alumni and the public to maximise and amplify our impact. The strategic plan presents our purpose; a renewed and deeper commitment to research impact.
Toolkit and Supports
We are in the zeitgeist of impact, where the need to articulate the value of our research and evidence societal benefits has never been greater. Our planning for impact toolkit will support you to get into an impact mindset: to Plan, Capture, Communicate and Monitor research impact.
Impact Workshops and Seminars
We regularly run tailored workshops and seminars with national and international impact experts, to provide researchers with the tools to navigate the research impact landscape. Visit our SharePoint site for information about future training events.
What Is Reseach Impact?
Research impact has many definitions; the UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 defines it as “an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia”. A one-word definition is simply benefit: how our research benefits society and the economy.
Shared Vision, Shaped by Values - Flagship Goals for 2025
We will develop a compelling content programme to showcase the outcomes and impact of our research and innovation, nationally and internationally.
We will embed engaged research across the University by involving and collaborating with the public throughout the process of our research activities.
We will invigorate our research institutes to ensure our continued impact and support high standards, using this strategy and values as our lens.
We will develop and implement a structured university-wide social responsibility programme to deliver measurable positive societal impact with our communities.
We will focus our research expertise and infrastructure on the targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals with measurable ambitions for research income, outputs and impacts.