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Encyclopedia > National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway
Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh

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Motto Deo Favente (With the favour of God)
Established 1845
President Dr Iognáid Ó Muircheartaigh
Registrar Prof James Browne
Faculty 526
Students 15,000
Location Galway, Ireland
Address University Road
Galway
Affiliations AUA
Coimbra Group
EUA
NUI
IUA
UI
Website http://www.nuigalway.ie

The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI, Galway) (Irish Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh or OÉ, Gaillimh) can trace its existence to 1845 as Queen's College, Galway and was known until recently as University College, Galway (UCG) (Irish: Coláiste na hOllscoile, Gaillimh or COG). The university is located in Galway, Ireland. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In education outside the United Kingdom, a registrar or registry is an official in an academic institution (a college, university, or secondary school) who handles student records. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Connacht County: Dáil Éireann: Galway West European Parliament: North-West Dialling Code: 091 Postal District(s): G Area: 50. ... The Coimbra Group (CG) is a network of European universities that gathers 38 universities, some of which are among the oldest and most prestigious in Europe. ... The European University Association (EUA) is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. ... The National University of Ireland (NUI) is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997. ... The Irish Universities’ Association (IUA) is the representative body of the heads of the seven Irish universities and is based at Merrion Square, Dublin. ... Universities Ireland is an organisation which promotes collaboration and co-operation between universities in Ireland, including those both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... National University of Ireland, Galway This work is copyrighted. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Connacht County: Dáil Éireann: Galway West European Parliament: North-West Dialling Code: 091 Postal District(s): G Area: 50. ...

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History

The college opened for teaching in 1849 as Queen's College, Galway with 37 professors and 91 students and a year later became a part of the Queen's University of Ireland. In 1906 Alice Perry graduated from the college, believed to be the first female engineering graduate in the world[1] having received a first class honours degree in civil engineering. The Irish Universities Act, 1908 made this college a constituent college of the new National University of Ireland, and under a new charter the name of the college was changed to University College, Galway. The university college was given special statutory responsibility under the University College, Galway Act, 1929 in respect of the use of the Irish language as the working language of the college. The university college retained the name University College, Galway until 1997 when the Universities Act, 1997 changed the name to National University of Ireland, Galway and made the college a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. The Queens University of Ireland was established formally by Royal Charter on September 3, 1850 as the degree awarding university of the Queens Colleges of Belfast, Cork, and Galway that were established in 1845 to afford a university education to members of all religious denominations in Ireland. ... University College can refer to several institutions: in Canada University College, University of Toronto University College of the North, The Pas, Manitoba University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, British Columbia, merged with British Columbia Open University and renamed Thompson Rivers University Kings University College (Edmonton), Alberta in England University... The National University of Ireland (NUI) is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997. ... This article is about the modern Goidelic language. ...


The university is located near the centre of the city and stretches along the River Corrib. The oldest part of the university, the Quadrangle, designed by John Benjamin Keane, is a replica of Christ Church, one of the colleges at the University of Oxford. The stone from which it is built was supplied locally. Newer parts of the university sprang up in the 1970s and were designed by architects Scott Tallon Walker. The 1990s also saw considerable development including the conversion of an old factory into a student centre and sports hall. The University owns much of the land to the west of the campus adjacent to the old Galway to Clifden Railway corridor, and commissioned the construction of a student resident complex there in the early 1990s. The River Corrib (Irish -Gaillimh / Abhainn na Gaillimhe) in the west of Ireland flows from Loch Coirib / Lough Corrib through Galway to Galway Bay. ... College name Christ Church Named after Jesus Christ Established 1546 Sister College Trinity College Dean The Very Revd Christopher Andrew Lewis JCR President William Dorsey Undergraduates 426 MCR or GCR President {{{MCR President}}} Graduates 154 Home page Boat Club Christ Church (Latin: Ædes Christi, the temple or house of Christ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... // Scott Tallon Walker is an amateur practice with its head office in Dublin, Ireland, and further offices in London, Galway and Cork. ...


Presidents of the university

Rev. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Sir Thomas William Moffett (3 June 1820 - 6 July 1908) was an Irish scholar and educationalist, who served as President of Queens College Galway. ... Alexander Anderson 12 May 1858-September 1934 was an Irish physicist and President of Queens College Galway, later University College Galway, from 1899 until 1934. ... John B. Hynes (1897-1970), a Massachusetts politician, was mayor of Boston 1950-1960. ... Monsignor Pádraig de Brún (1889-1960) was an Irish clergyman, mathematician and classical scholar, who served as President of University College Galway. ... Martin J. Newell (Máirtín Ó Tnúthail) (1910 - 1985) was an Irish mathematician and educationalist, who served as President of University College Galway from 1960 to 1975. ... Dr Colm Ó hEocha (1926 - 1997) was an Irish scientist and educationalist, who served as president of University College Galway and Chairman of the New Ireland Forum. ...

Recent developments

The Clock Tower of the Quadrangle

The Sunday Times University Guide named the university as Irish University of the Year 2002 - 2003 [1]. Quadrangle, National University of Ireland, Galway. ... Quadrangle, National University of Ireland, Galway. ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ...


Like the other constituent universities of the National University of Ireland, the university follows the common faculty structure. The seven faculties of the university are Arts, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Law, Medicine & Health Sciences and Science. Staff are represented by the SIPTU trade union (for academic, research, administrative and technical workers) and the Irish Federation of University Teachers (for academic workers only). SIPTU (Services, Industrial, Professional, and Technical Union) is Irelands largest trade union, with over 200,000 members according to its website. ...


Students are represented by the NUI,Galway Students' Union which holds seats on almost all university committees, and is the recognised representative and self governing body for students and their interests. The NUI, Galway Students Union / Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ, Gaillimh is the representative body of students in the National University of Ireland, Galway in Ireland. ...


Since January 2006 St. Angela's College, Sligo has been a college of the National University of Ireland, Galway; it was previously a recognised college of the National University of Ireland. This change in the relationship will mean that students of St. Angela's College, Sligo will be registered as students of the National University of Ireland, Galway; whilst degrees and diplomas awarded will be those of the National University of Ireland[2]. St. ...


The actor Martin Sheen, who has never previously attended college, enrolled at the National University of Ireland, Galway, in Autumn 2006.[3] Martin Sheen (born August 3, 1940) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ...


Recently, NUIG has announced its plan to make the university a 'campus of the future', at a cost of around €400 million. A PDF of the plans can be found here.


Student activities

The college boasts an active and vibrant student life, with over 60 clubs and over 80 societies. These societies hold an open day early in the 1st semester (September / October) to encourage new members to join. The oldest society on the campus is the Literary & Debating Society, founded in 1846. The Film Society founded the NUIG Student Cinema and won the award of Best Society NUI Galway 2007 and Best Society (large college) of Ireland 2007. Amoung some of the newer societies is the Rotaract Society, which has clubs in over 160 countries world wide. The NUIG branch is the biggest club in Great Britain and Ireland and won Best New NUIG Society and Best NUIG Event (Socs In The City fashion show) in 2007, their first year on campus, and runs a number of charity events throughout the year. The college's Drama Society (Dramsoc) has also been long regarded as one of the most important student societies for the arts in Galway having played a part in the formation of Macnas, Druid Theatre Company and The Galway Arts Festival. The Literary & Debating Society (often referred to as the Lit & Deb) is a debating society of the National University of Ireland, Galway. ... Macnas, based at the black box theatre in Galway, is Irelands leading performance company and was founded in 1985. ... The Druid Theatre Company, founded in Galway in 1975, was the first Irish professional theatre company to be established outside Dublin. ... The Galway Arts Festival takes place in Galway, Ireland every July. ...


In February the college hosts annually an on-campus arts festival entitled 'Múscailt'. This annual festival showcases the emerging artists of the University. Almost every society on campus has some form of input. Various shows, concerts and exhibitions are displayed throughout the college. The week often features various inter-varsity or on-campus competitions and award ceremonies.


References

  1. ^ The Engineers Journal, Engineers Ireland, Volume 59, December 2005.

2005: new logo, with modified phi symbol. ...

See also

The Republic of Irelands education system is quite similar to that of most other western countries. ... This is a list of colleges and universities in the Republic of Ireland, some colleges are constituent colleges of universities. ... This list is a list of notable alumni of the National University of Ireland, Galway and its forunners; Queens College, Galway created in 1845 as a college of the Queens University of Ireland and University College, Galway chartered in accordance with the Irish Universities Act, 1908 as a...

External links

Coordinates: 53°16′40″N 9°03′43″W / 53.2778, -9.0619 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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