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National University of Ireland Galway


Established in 1845, NUI Galway is one of Ireland's foremost centres of academic excellence. With over 16,000 students and more than 2,200 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence.


The overarching objective of the University’s research strategy is for NUI Galway to be firmly embedded among the top rank of research universities. The University has recognised that to make a meaningful contribution internationally, nationally, and to the region, it must identify and prioritise a set of research themes and focus its resources and efforts on these themes. The identification of priority areas of research at University level, and their support through recruitment and resource allocation policy, has been fundamental to the University’s research strategy.


Five thematic research priorities at NUI Galway have been identified and these are:


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