NUI Galway has been a member of the Coimbra Group – a network of 40 long-established, multidisciplinary European universities of the highest international standard – for almost 30 years.
The group also includes such historically significant universities as the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, Bologna and Salamanca.
The Coimbra Group is committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote internationalisation, collaboration, excellence in learning and research and service to society.
Annual Conference, NUI Galway May 22-24
Each year the rectors and presidents, along with other delegates from the Coimbra Group member universities, meet at the Annual Conference and General Assembly. To coincide with the Irish Presidency of the European Union, the 2013 conference will be held in NUI Galway from May 22 – 24, and will address the theme of Creativity, Research and Innovation in Universities.