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NUI Galway


National University of Ireland Galway ranks among the top 1% of Universities in the world. It boasts a prestigious history, stretching back to its foundation in 1845. Located in the spectacular landscape and unique culture of the west of Ireland, the university forges strong research and innovation partnerships around the world.

Galway and the west of Ireland is a thriving and dynamic place for enterprise and entrepreneurs. With a student population of over 18,000 and immense research outputs, the University plays a crucial role in underpinning this ecosystem. 


With such a vibrant research and innovation ecosystem at NUI Galway, it attracts researchers and academics of the highest calibre. These people are innovative in their thinking and collaborative in their approach. 

NUI Galway fosters strategic global engagement through partnerships, research networks, and other collaborative activities between the university and partners around the world. This is underpinned by world-class research institutes, and large-scale internationally funded research projects, with a focus on creating a positive impact on society and the economy 

Research at NUI Galway is forward thinking and global in scale. The University is leading the field in a key areas, including stem cell and gene therapy research, biomedical science, marine and energy research, digital humanities, and web science. 

Industry Partnerships:

Over the last decade, almost 400 industry/academic collaborative projects have been undertaken. In that same timeframe, 130 technologies have been take up and successfully commercialised by industry partners. 

Collaboration is a critical element for research and innovation at NUI Galway. The University fosters relationships, partnerships and trust between industry and academia. A dedicated Technology Transfer team enables access to expertise, technologies and facilities. Every day, this experienced team invite companies engage and to explore possible collaborations with NUI Galway.