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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.
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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.
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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.
Shannon College Integration
A Strategy for Higher Education
Bringing educational institutions together is an important part of the Higher Education Authority's strategy for reconfiguring higher education in Ireland. NUI Galway's Strategic Plan for the coming years - entitled Vision 2020 - includes among its goals the integration of both Shannon College of Hotel Management and St Angela's College Sligo into the University.
The vision for these mergers is to sustain and develop excellence in the participating institutions, and to ensure that available resources are put to best use to meet the challenges of today's research, education and learning landscape.
Shared Services, Pooled Talent
As part of the NUI Galway community, staff and students of Shannon College now have access to the wide range of services and facilities in the University. For example, they can access the extensive resources of the James Hardiman Library, they can join over 160 Clubs and Societies, and they can use our state-of-the-art sports facilities.
This is just a taste of the services Shannon College staff and students will have at their disposal. It will take time to roll out shared services across both institutions, but we can look forward to pooling our talent and resources in the future for our mutual benefit.
NUI Galway is consistently one of the best universities in Ireland for graduate employability. But did you know that 100% of Shannon College graduates go straight into employment? Their alumni will join a network of over 90,000 NUI Galway graduates that spans the globe.
NUI Galway has a growing international reputation. We are ranked in the Top 2% of universities worldwide, and we continue to rise in the most competitive international rankings. Times Higher Education recently listed us in the Top 100 Universities for our international outlook.
A History of Cooperation
Although the integration marks a step change in how we work together, many staff already have years of experience collaborating between the two institutions. NUI Galway and Shannon College have established close academic links over decades, in particular in delivering the Bachelor of Commerce Degree. This degree allows students to study international hotel management at Shannon College, while providing them with the opportunity to specialise in various business disciplines in NUI Galway.
We look forward to even closer collaboration in recruiting students to our courses with a shared prospectus, open days and school visits.