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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.
- 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.
About NUI Galway's Community Engagement
A message from our President:
"Our University has always been close to community. The west of Ireland is an environment that demands that. We're in the middle of a city; we're in the middle of a very rich environment both culturally and economically and that's something we can all benefit greatly from.
It's a two-way street, the University can give back to community but we get back much, much more in terms of learning from the experience and the engagement."
- NUI Galway President Dr. James J. Browne
Our Dynamic Relationship with Our Community
We value our community partners and neighbours. We contribute to our community - not only the City of Galway, but regionally, nationally and internationally. We engage with many groups:
- Non-governmental Organisations
- Small Business
We're involved with many community activities and the community is active on campus contributing to student learning and campus life.
We make significant contributions to the region culturally, economically, socially, civically and more. Find out just some of the things we do:
Our campus is actively working towards achieving a Green Flag and is striving to integrate sustainable practises into all aspects of campus and community life. Read here to learn more about our Green Campus.
Why not go for a walk or bike along our Riverside Route and enjoy the River Corrib in all its glory.
Art and Culture Events
We organise many cultural events, which are free and open to the public, such as:
There are also many opportunities to visit the Art Gallery and Museums on campus.
NUI Galway is committed to promoting greater civic engagement through the Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI). The CKI's aim to educate students to be effective and responsible citizens is realised through two programmes:
- Service Learning - Community organisations host students as part of their academic programme.
- ALIVE - Student volunteers actively engage with community organisations.
Learn more about our Civic Engagement strategy visit the Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI).
NUI Galway is fully committed to developing and promoting initiatives which seek to counter disadvantage. Our Access Programme activities are devised to advance the social, economic, educational and cultural needs of the Western region.
Find out more about our Access Programme
The Irish Language Community
The Connemara Gaeltacht is a valuable resource for NUI Galway. We run courses, classes and other events as part of an Irish language preservation programme in both Áras Mháirtín Uí Chadhain in An Cheathrú Rua and An tIonad Oideachais agus Cultúir in Carna. These are available through academic courses and Irish clubs.
To learn more about our community engagement contact:
Academic Staff Developer (Service Learning)
T 353 (0)91 495 234
Project Manager and Network Co-ordinator for Campus Engage
T 353 (0)91 492 228
Student Volunteer Coordinator
T 353 (0)91 495346