National University of Ireland Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway www.nuigalway.ie      

Management         

President: Prof. James Browne

Registrar and Deputy-President: An tOllamh Pól Ó Dochartaigh                      

University Secretary: Gearóid Ó Conluain

Bursar: Mary Dooley

 

Industry Liaison     

David Murphy (Director)

IGNITE TTO Office

technologytransfer@nuigalway.ie

+353 (0)91 493694

 

STRUCTURE

Parent Organisation:      Higher Education Authority (HEA)

Govt. Department:          Department of Education & Skills

Organisation Type:          University

Awarding Bodies/Cert:  National University of Ireland

NFQ Ireland – Levels:     Levels 7 (Certificate/Diploma) to Level 10 (PhD) accredited programmes

 University Description

Established       

1845 as University College Galway, one of the “Queen’s Colleges”.  Rebranded to National University of Ireland Galway in 1997.

 Overview           

NUI Galway is currently ranked among the top 250 universities globally .See  ‘Strategic Plan: Vision 2020’ at  http://www.nuigalway.ie/vision2020/

 Locations            

The main NUI Galway campus sits on a 260 acre riverside campus in Galway’s city centre.    The University has a number of outreach locations including Carraroe and Gweedore where a number of programmes are offered through the medium of Irish.  A number of part-time programmes are also offered in outreach locations through the western region in conjunction with partnership groups.

 Students & Staff  

No of Staff 2015-2016 Academic Staff

 1,068; Research Staff: 601; Administrative/Support Staff: 948; Total 2,617

Enrolment 2015-16         

Undergraduate: 12,913; Postgraduate Taught: 2,608; Postgraduate Research: 1,225; Exchange/Visiting Students: 1,289; Other: 177 Total: 18,212

Graduate Output            

2015-16 Undergraduate & Postgraduate - 5,600

New Entrants                   

Undergraduates 2016/17 – 4,391;   Postgraduate – 2016/17: 2,371

 TEACHING

Core Disciplines/ Schools  

NUI Galway offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (levels 7-10) in Engineering Informatics, Business, Law, Humanities, Languages, Science and Medicine.

http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/ 

 INTERNATIONALISATION          

Overseas students      

3,106 (2015-16) International Student Numbers

Partner Universities   

NUI Galway has partnerships in place with a wide range of Universities in US, China, Mexico, Chile, Hong Kong, Canada and Australia.

Erasmus              

250 Erasmus students outgoing each year.  NUI Galway has Erasmus partnerships with the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Belgium,                                 Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Malta, Turkey.

Other countries like Norway and Croatia that have teaching staff exchanges with, but no student exchanges.

Languages on offer       

French, German, Italian, Spanish, Irish

 RESEARCH  

Active research projects and consultancy expertise in biomedical science and engineering, informatics, physical and computational sciences, environment, marine and energy, applied social services and public policy and humanities in context. NUI Galway attracted more than €50m in research funding in 2013/14. http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/

Incubation/Business Centres     Ignite Technology Transfer Office (TTO) specialists in knowledge transfer and commercialisation.  The TTO offers services to researchers, mentors or potential collaborators and facilitates commercial opportunities for our industry partners and the research community at NUI Galway. http://tto.nuigalway.ie/en/

 Strategic Research Areas

NUI Galway is world-renowned as an expert research-led University.  We emphasise inter-disciplinary research programmes, and collaborations with industry partners in areas of strategic importance, both regionally and nationally.  Its strategic research areas, include five main thematic areas:

-              Social Science and Public Policy

-              Humanities in Context

-              Biomedical Science and Engineering

-              Environment Marine and Energy

-              Informatics, Physical and computational

Further details are available at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/vision2020/

 University spinouts

The following outputs have been achieved by NUI Galway over the past 10 years:

450 new technologies leading to:

33 Company Spinouts

120 Licences

364 Industrial Collaborations

 INDUSTRY LINKS   

Student placements       NUI Galway offers a range of work-based learning opportunities in Business, Engineering, IT, Health Sciences and Education, and supports employers in recruiting graduates by advertising jobs and opportunities to students and graduates.  www.nuigalway/careers.   873 students were placed during 2015/16.

Graduate recruitment   The Graduate Destinations survey for 2015 indicates a strong position for graduate employment. 96% of students were either in employment, further study, unpaid internships or on a year out, the year following their graduation.

Lifelong learning: Part Time/Distance/Online

The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development (CALPD) offers an extensive range of professional, part-time and evening courses. Over 2,700 part-time students are enrolled in 55 courses in a range of disciplines as diverse as Technology Management, IT and Business, Community and Family Studies. www.nuigalway.ie/adultlearning

Industry Upskilling – Springboard Initiatives      Springboard, CPD module offerings, customised onsite industry training; ICT Skills Conversion programmes;

Industry & Community Collaboration  

Community: NUI Galway works with community and voluntary organisations in the provision of training programmes, research projects, work placements, outreach education, cultural, sporting and social activities as a means of encouraging wider access from individuals, community groups, business, professional and cultural organisations;

Research: Active research projects and consultancy expertise in biomedical science and engineering, informatics, physical and computational sciences, environment, marine and energy, applied social services and public policy and humanities in context http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/  

Ignite Technology Transfer Office: specialists in knowledge transfer and commercialisation the TTO offers services to researchers, mentors or potential collaborators and facilitates commercial opportunities for our industry partners and the research community at NUI Galway. http://tto.nuigalway.ie/en/

Facilities and conference management: NUIG sits on a 260 acre campus with picturesque grounds, state-of-the-art facilities, excellent accommodation, a choice of restaurants and first-class recreational amenities for all events, with rooms to cater for up to 1,000 delegates. www.conference.ie

Development opportunities: NUIG offers opportunities for personal, professional development and brand awareness through guest lecturing, mentoring, sponsorship and other employability initiatives. www.nuigalway/careers