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NUI Galway hosts Coimbra Group Annual Conference, 2013

Coimbra Group

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.

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Photo Tour of NUI Galway Part 2

James Hardiman Library

James Hardiman Library

James Hardiman Library

The James Hardiman Library houses over 450,000 printed books, 350,000 e-books and more than 30,000 full text electronic journals. It is also home to the University’s impressive literary and theatrical archive.

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Building

Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Building

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Building

The recently completed Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Building is located at the heart of the campus and provides next-generation graduate, postgraduate and faculty library space dedicated to academic research.

Arts Millennium Building

Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway

Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway

The Arts Millennium Building has recently been extended to house the School of Psychology.

Arts/Science Concourse

Arts/Science Concourse

Arts/Science Concourse

The Arts/Science building houses the university’s main lecture theatres and classrooms as well as the Science laboratories.

Orbsen Building

Orbsen Building, NUIG

Orbsen Building, NUI Galway

The Orbsen Building hosts two of the University’s largest research institutions; the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES) and the  Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI).

IT Building

IT Building, NUI Galway

IT Building, NUI Galway

The IT Building was completed in 2001. € 11.5m was spent on this dedicated 4100 m2 building on the banks of the River Corrib, providing state-of-the-art facilities for IT teaching and research.

Aras na Gaeilge

Áras na Gaelige

Áras na Gaelige

Galway is close to the Connemara Gaeltacht, one of several Irish-speaking regions in Ireland.  The University’s Irish language institute, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge works with other schools and departments to provide a number of courses through the Irish language.

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out Part 1 of our Photo tour of NUI Galway.

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Photo Tour of NUI Galway (Part 1)

Quadrangle Building, NUI Galway

Quadrangle, NUI Galway

Quadrangle, NUI Galway

Built in the 1840s, today the “Quad” is a multipurpose building that includes administrative and academic units, the Aula Maxima as well as the University Art Gallery and Geology Museum.

Martin Ryan Building

Martin Ryan Building, NUI Galway

Martin Ryan Building, NUI Galway

Across the lawn from the Quargrangle, you’ll find the Martin Ryan Building. Built in the early 1990s (with the help of a generous private donation by the late Dr. Tony Ryan, founder of Ryanair) this neo-classical style building houses the Ryan Institute, one of the University’s main research institutes dedicated to Environmental, Marine and Energy research as well as the University’s Zoology Museum.

Civil Engineering Building

Civil Engineering Building, NUI Galway

Civil Engineering Building, NUI Galway

The building across the Martin Ryan Building formerly housed the Department of Civil Engineering. The building is currently being renovated and Civil Engieering has moved to the new Engineering Building.

Student Centre (Áras na Mac Léinn)

Student Centre (Áras na Mac Léinn), NUI Galway

Student Centre (Áras na Mac Léinn), NUI Galway

The Student Centre (Áras na Mac Léinn) houses the Bailey Alen Hall, a large auditorium, two student theatres, the Art Room, the Student Union’s offices, Flirt FM (student radio station), the Health Centre and the College Bar.

O’Shaughnessy Footbridge

O’Shaughnessy Footbridge, NUI Galway

The O’Shaughnessy Bridge crosses the Eglinton Canal behind the Martin Ryan Building and is used by both pedestrians and cyclists as a short cut into the city centre. The bridge is named after Michael O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934) who graduated in Civil Engineering from Galway in 1884. In 1912, O’Shaughnessy was appointed Chief Engineer of the City of San Francisco and undertook the building of new infrastructure for the city after the disastrous earthquake and fires of 1906.

Irish Centre for Human Rights

Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway is one of the world’s premier research institutions for the study and promotion of human rights and humanitarian law. Establishment in 2000, the Centre has also developed a number of internationally acclaimed masters programmes as well as an undergraduate programme in Human Rights.

Huston School of Film & Digital Media

Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway

Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway

The Huston School of Film & Digital Media at NUI Galway was established with the support of the family of the noted director, screenwriter and actor, John Huston.

Check back later this month for Part 2 of our Photo Tour of NUI Galway, when we’ll take a look around the centre of the campus.

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Study in Ireland Online College Fair

We’re delighted to announce that NUI Galway is taking part in the special Study in Ireland Day online college fair on Monday November 5th 2012.

This free online event is your opportunity to hear all about degree programs and student life in Ireland. Login anytime from 10:00 AM-10:00 PM EDT, November, 5th 2012 to:

  • Have live video chats with students studying in Ireland
  • Text chat live with our admissions reps
  • Gain advice from study abroad experts

Register Now!

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How to Blend In When Studying Abroad In Galway, Ireland – Tip No. 3, Support a local sports team

Galway may be known as the ‘cultural capital of Ireland’ but sport also plays a major part in the life of the city. While studying in Galway, you should take the opportunity to go along to see a game.

The most popular sports played in Galway are Gaelic Football, Hurling, Rugby and Soccer.

Galway GAA

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The Galway Gaelic Football and Hurling teams usually play their home games at Pearse Stadium, in Salthill. The All Ireland Championship, which is the main competition for both sports, is played during the summer, however if you’re not in Ireland during the summer, you may be able to catch a national league game.

There are normally three senior League of Ireland soccer teams in Galway, Galway United, Salthill Devon and Mervue United. Galway United play their home games at Terryland Park, which is located across the river from the NUI Galway campus.

Finally, fans of rugby should get down to the Sportsground on College Road (just five minutes from Eyre Square) to cheer on Connacht. The Student’s Union often have discounted tickets for NUI Galway students, so keep an eye on their website for details of forthcoming fixtures.

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Random Galway Photos

eyre square

Eyre Square

Galway Street

High Street at night

Ireland Day 9 - 03

Salmon Weir Bridge, with Galway Cathedral

Shop Street

Shop Street (in the rain ;-))

Market day in galway

Market Day in Galway

Claddagh, Galway(8)

The Claddagh, Galway

Black Rock Sunset

Sunset at Blackrock, Salthill

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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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