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NUI Galway establishes joint degree programme with Jiangnan University in China

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NUI Galway and Jiangnan University have signed a formal agreement to jointly offer a bachelor’s degree programme in Civil Engineering. The partnership between the universities was signed at a recent meeting in China between senior representatives from both universities.

Jiangnan University, which is situated in city of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, is recognised as one of China’s national prestigious “Project 211” universities. The new partnership will include student exchanges as well as increased research collaboration between the two universities.

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Celebrating our International Student Ambassadors

NUI Galway’s International Student Ambassadors were honoured at a special ceremony last week. On Friday 19 April, our ambassadors attended a special reception at the Department of Education and Skills in Dublin, where they were presented with certificates of achievement by the Irish Minister of Education, Ruairi Quinn.

NUI Galway International Student Ambassadors

NUI Galway International Student Ambassadors (L-R) Keegan Charlier (USA), Felicia Robbins (USA) and Zeping Zhang (China)

The event was followed by a visit to Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin, where our students met with President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, a fellow NUI Galway graduate.

International Student Ambassadors meet President Micael D Higgins

(L-R) Zeping Zhang, Keegan Charlier, President Michael D Higgins, Felicia Robbins and Brian Hussey (International Office, NUI Galway)

Four NUI Galway international students were selected this year to take part in the prestigious Irish government backed programme, which saw a total of 40 international students blog about their experiences studying in Ireland and take part in various student outreach activities on behalf of their respective institutions.

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Our Top 5 Blog Posts of 2012

2012 was a busy year for the Study in Galway blog with over 19,000 views from 114 countries around the world. Here are the posts that received the most views in 2012.

Making the Grade

1. Making the Grade
This post looks at how the grading system used at universities in Ireland compares to other countries.

Corrib Village Student Village

Corrib Village Student Village

2. A Guide to Student Housing at NUI Galway for International Students
A brief introduction to the different housing options available to international students at NUI Galway.

Volunteering at NUI Galway

3. Fall Recruitment Week in the USA
Details of a recruitment trip to the US. NUI Galway representatives regularly attend college fairs and other international education events in different countries around the world.

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4. The best Galway Songs for St. Patrick’s Day
Galway and its surrounding countryside has inspired many songs over the years. Here are some of the better and less well known.

FALL RECRUITMENT WEEK

5. Packing for College
Finally, some practical advice on packing for college in Ireland.

Happy New Year!!!

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Fall Recruitment Week, USA, 2012

We are delighted to announce that representatives from NUI Galway will attend a number of information sessions and education fairs in the United States this coming Fall.

Fall Recruitment Week

Fall Recruitment Week

NACAC National Conference, 4-6 October 2012

Colorado Convention Center

700 14th Street

Denver, CO 80202

Denver National College Fair, 7 October 2012

Colorado Convention Center

700 14th Street

Denver, CO 80202

Irish Universities Open House (New York), October 10, 7-9PM REGISTER NOW!

Xavier High School, 30 West 16th Street New York

New York, NY 10011

Irish Universities Open House, (Pearl River), October 11, 7-9PM REGISTER NOW!

Pearl River High School

135 West Crooked Hill Road

Pearl River

New York, NY 10965

Irish Universities Open House, (Boston), October 13, 2-4PM REGISTER NOW!

Boston College High School

150 Morrissey Blvd

Boston, MA 02125

Irish Universities Open House, (Fairfiled, CT), October 14, 2-4PM REGISTER NOW!

Fairfield Library

1080 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

Students, parents and college counsellors are all welcome to attend these events. For more information, please contact:

Brian Hussey

International Affairs Office

National University of Ireland, Galway

e: brian.hussey@nuigalway.ie

t: + 353 (0)91 495358

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Spring Recruitment Week, April 2012

NUI Galway is delighted to announce its participation in the forthcoming Education in Ireland Spring Recruitment Week in the United States.

Golden GateAll seven Irish universities will visit the Bay Area, CA and Chicago, IL to meet with high school students, parents and counselors who are interested in finding out more about degree programs in Ireland.

Chicago

For more information about any of the planned events, please email Mr Brian Hussey at NUI Galway, or visit the Education in Ireland website.

Itinerary At A Glance:

Date Time Venue Event
Saturday21st April 9.30 – 11.30: Stanford University Faculty Club Training Seminar for Independent Education Consultants
Saturday21st April 1.30 – 4.30pm Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco San Francisco NACAC College Fair*
Monday23rd April 4‐6.00pm Menlo School, Atherton, CA Training Seminar for HS College Counselors
7‐9.00pm Menlo School, Atherton, CA Irish Universities Open House (i.e. Info session & mini fair)
 Tuesday24th April 4-6.00pm St. Ignatius College Prep, San Francisco, CA Training Seminar for HS College Counselors
7‐9.00pm St. Ignatius College Prep, San Francisco, CA Irish Universities Open House (i.e. Info session & mini fair)
Wednesday25th April 3.30‐5.00pm Irish Consulate, Chicago, IL Information Session for Chicago HS College Counselors
5.30pm Irish Consulate, Chicago, IL Prize giving for Chicago Irish Consulate High School Art Contest
6‐8.00pm Irish Consulate, Chicago, IL Education in Ireland Reception for Irish organisations, education contacts etc
Thursday26th April 4-6.00pm Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL Training Seminar for HS College Counselors
7-9.00pm Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL Irish Universities Open House (i.e. Info session & mini fair)
Friday27th April Various High Schools High School Visits
Saturday28th April 2-4.00pm The Doubletree Hotel, Oakbrook Irish Universities Open House (i.e. Info session & mini fair)

* San Francisco NACAC to be confirmed.

For directions to locations, please see Google Maps for a list of venues.

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Education in Ireland Fairs, India (February 2012)

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal by Nathan Jones (http://www.flickr.com/people/pwinker/)

National University of Ireland, Galway will participate in a number of  education events in India next month aimed at recruiting Indian students to study in Ireland.

The events include:

  • Education in Ireland Fair – Hyderabad , India

Saturday, February 4, 2012, 11:00am until 5:00pm

Venue: Taj Deccan, Road No 1, Banjara Hills Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, India 500050

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  • Education in Ireland Fair – Bangalore

Monday, February 6, 2012, 11:00am until 5:00pm

Venue: The Park Residency Hotel Bangalore, Pinto Towers, No-31, Residency Road, Bangalore, India

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  • Education in Ireland Fair – New Delhi

Saturday, February 11, 2012, 11:00am until 5:00pm

The Lalit Hotel New Delhi, New Delhi, India 11001

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In addition to the fairs, representatives from NUI Galway will hold a series of meetings and information events with international education advisors in Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai.

For further information, please refer to the Education in Ireland Fairs, India Facebook page or email brian.hussey@nuigalway.ie

You can SMS IRELAND 57272 to register for the Irish University Education Fairs in Hyderabad, New Delhi and Bangalore

We look forward to seeing you there!

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