Welcome to the
Office of the vice-president for research

The Office of the Vice-President for Research (OVPR) comprises the Research Office and the Innovation Office. Together these offices support and enable the NUI Galway research community to maximise their impact.


"Through research and innovation, NUI Galway takes on some of the great challenges of our times. 

Our aim is to benefit humanity, society and the economy. 

Our impacts can be seen on a local, national, and international level."

Professor Lokesh Joshi, Vice-President for Research, NUI Galway. 


 ‌Lokesh Joshi

Professor Lokesh Joshi
NUI Galway

Professor Lokesh Joshi

Since 2013 Professor Lokesh Joshi had led the research and innovation mission for NUI Galway in the role of Vice-President for Research.

Professor Joshi joined the University in 2007 as a Science Foundation Ireland Stokes Professor of Glycoscience and is the Director of the Alimentary Glycoscience Research Cluster, an SFI-funded Strategic Research Cluster. He received his PhD from Bath University, in the UK, and completed Post-Doctoral and Research Associate training at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Before joining NUI Galway, Lokesh was an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Director of the Center for Glycoscience and Technologies in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, USA. He was also co-founder and CSO of Arizona Engineered Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing products for cardiovascular diseases.

Professor Joshi is also a member of the EUA Research Policy Working Group representing the Irish Rectors’ Conference (IUA).

In this video, he talks about innovation in European universities.

The Research Office & the Innovation Office

The OVPR comprises the Research Office and the Innovation Office.

The Research Office has responsibility for the development and promotion of the University's research effort. We work closely with academic and research staff to secure national and international funding, and to further the impact of NUI Galway's research.

The Innovation Office at NUI Galway is the technology-transfer and entrepreneurial hub for the University.

Follow the links below for more information and contact details.


 Contact details for the Vice-President for Research

Aishling Hanrahan
P.A. to the Vice-President for Research
Tel: 353 91 492047 (Direct) Ext. 2047 
Email: aishling.hanrahan (@) nuigalway.ie
Rm No: 225
Professor Lokesh Joshi 
Vice-President for Research
Tel: 353 91 495768 (Direct) Ext. 5768 
Email: vpresearch (@) nuigalway.ie
Web: http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/natural-sciences/lokeshjoshi/

Contact us

Research & Innovation Centre
NUI Galway
University Road, Galway
E vpresearch@nuigalway.ie
T 353 (0)91 495312
F 353 (0)91 494591
Visit the Research Office Web site