The influence of philanthropy has had a significant impact on the capital enhancement of the campus of NUI Galway. Meeting the global challenges of today requires extending, upgrading and revisiting the way in which teaching and learning takes place. It requires the campus to facilitate cross disciplinary research and collaborative academic programmes that nurture students in a facility that is flexible to allow for new teaching and research. We gratefully acknowledge the tremendous support of all those who have contributed to these successful projects.
Dr. Joe Higgins Postgraduate Room J.E Cairnes Graduate School of Business & Economics
The Dr. Joe Higgins Postgraduate Room in the J.E Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Economics provides study and reserach facilities for 35 postgraduate research students in the Executive MBA Programme.
Translational Research Facility
Through the generous support of a major graduate donor, NBCRI and the members of the Corrib Medical Network, the development of a new Translational Research Facility (TRF) has been made possible in NUI Galway.
The Regenerative Medicine Research theme combines the technologies of gene therapy and adult stem cell therapy with the aim of regeneration and repair of tissues. The unique feature of this research is the novel integration of both therapies in a complementary research and development programme. It includes translational research programmes in cardiovascular disease, orthopaedics and rheumatology, neuro-ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease and respiratory
The development of the new TRF on the grounds of University Hospital Galway will provide basic laboratory support for clinical scientists involved in cancer biology. The development of this facility will complement a major investment in Scientific Research on our campus.
Huston Film School
The Huston Film School and Digital Media builds on the association with the West of Ireland of one of the film industry’s premier directors, namely the late John Huston. Its mission is to train appropriately skilled graduates in film, broadcasting and new media capable of making a contribution to the sector in Ireland and internationally.
Launched in 2003 and funded by philanthropic support from Irish Business, the Huston School began with MA programmes in Screenwriting and Film Studies. The School now lectures in a diverse range of courses that link with international partners to provide training and industry experience in the heart of the film industry. The School benefits from synergy with other university activity such as MA in writing and with research interests in the Information Technology department and from the existing film and creative culture of the Galway region.
Business Innovation Centre
The Business Innovation Centre creates an environment which promotes Entrepreneurialism & Innovation. It enhances spin out formation and new business growth. The Centre gives companies prime opportunity to benefit from the first class facilities available in NUI Galway. Together with the Seed Capital Fund, the Business Innovation Centre demonstrates NUI Galway's commitment to translating its research outputs into innovative products, processes and services.
William B. Glynn Seminar Room
The William B. Glynn Seminar Room is housed within the Orbsen Building on the banks of the River Corrib at the heart of the campus. The purpose built state-of-the-art I.T. building was completed in January 2001 at a cost of € 11.5 million. It provides facilities for IT teaching and research.
David D. Coyle Language Laboratory
The David D. Coyle Language Laboratory is located in the Arts Millennium Building. Through this generous gift, the laboratory primarily supports the teaching and learning of modern languages in NUI Galway; specifically French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The Gannon Laboratory
The Gannon Laboratory is located on the ground floor of Engineering Building on the North Campus. The Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility for students studying hydrology and hydraulics in the areas of Civil, Environmental & Industrial Engineering and Hydrology, as well as students studying Environmental Science.
Equipped with the latest technology, this pioneering research and experimental space allows students the latest technologies to pursure their engineering education.
The Bailey Allen Wing
Through a generous bequest of the late Angela Allen, the spirit of her son Frank Bailey is immortalised at NUI Galway in the Bailey Allen wing in the new Cultural Centre. Francis J. Bailey is foldly remembered for his theatre productions on campus in the 1960. The University is proud to honour this remarkable man who died tragically in 1972.
The Bailey Allen Wing in the new Cultural Centre is dedicated to the Arts and Societies. It includes performance facilities, exhibition space and an auditorium for University, civic and public events. It facilitates the University as a prime theatre space used by students for performance as well as by the University for conferrings and other significant events.
The Bailey Allen wing stands as a testament to the creative ingenuity that has existed in the University amongst previous generations of students.
The Sports Centre
The flagship Sports Centre at the heart of the campus is a major development in the provision of student facilities that enhance the student experience at NUI Galway. With a major contribution from Atlantic Philanthropies, the students voted in 2003 to increase their student levy by one hundred euro per year to fund the Sports Centre, alongside the Cultural Centre which was developed in Áras na Mac Léinn.
The 6,500m2 building comprises a 25 metre 6 lane swimming pool with movable floor, squash and racquet ball courts, a major sports arena with tiered seating for 650 spectators, multipurpose studios, gym and climbing wall. This new centre further enhances the exceptional existing facilities for field sports located on the North campus.
The combination of philanthropy and student support resulted in a Centre that is fully equipped to serve a broad range of elite and recreational sports and leisure pursuits for the University and the region.