National University of Ireland, Galway
Established in 1845, National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) has more than 170 years of experience of teaching and research across a wide range of academic disciplines. It has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching. In recent years, the University has been extremely successful in developing a number of internationally renowned centres of excellence, in areas including Irish Studies, Child and Family Research, Film and Digital Media, Human Rights, Biomedical Engineering, Semantic Web Technology, Environmental and Marine Science.
The research environment at NUI Galway is strongly interdisciplinary, built on the University’s particular areas of expertise. It is world leading for research in Biomedical Science and Engineering, Web Science, Human Rights, Marine Science and Energy and Environmental Science. NUI Galway attracts leading academics from around the world, whose expertise helps ensure that its teaching and research programmes continue to respond to the ever changing needs of students, employers and the wider society.
The university offers a rich and varied student life filled with wealth of experience outside the classroom. With over 110 societies and over 50 clubs students can share their passion for their favourite sports, hobbies and interests with other students. Joining a Society will help them make friends, learn new skills, pursue their interests, broaden their horizons and go on great trips. Societies provide the best free/affordable entertainment in Galway.
NUI Galway is Ireland’s leading university for student volunteering, with more than 4,000 registered volunteers. Each year thousands of students sign up to the ALIVE programme, volunteering with over 450 organisations and availing of hundreds of community experience opportunities.
The NUI campus is in the heart of the city centre, with all amenities available at doorstep and within walking distance. It is a vibrant place, with a year-long programme of cultural and sporting festivals.
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