Teaching and learning should be responsive to local, national and international societal challenges; students should be valued for their world readiness. An important aspect of this vision is empowering students to take action for a sustainable future.

NUI Galway recognises the importance of increasing sustainability knowledge among all campus users, including students, staff and community partners. We currently offer 196 green courses that cover environmental and/or sustainability issues.

The University is committed to developing programme delivery methods that incorporate project-based and field-based learning, service learning and problem solving and aims to complement teaching and learning activities through external engagement with employers, alumni, mentors, practitioners and community partners.

The Sustainability initiative will forge partnerships with the Community Knowledge Initiative, Campus Engage and others to harness the power of community-university partnerships to promote the principles and practices of sustainability in education.