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About University of Galway
About University of Galway
Since 1845, University of Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
University of Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at University of Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at University of Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni & Friends
At University of Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Welcome to the College of Business, Public Policy and Law's Strategy 2022-2026.
The College is comprised of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, the School of Law, and Shannon College of Hotel Management. The primary research institutes associated with the College are the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change and the Institute for Lifecourse and Society.
Our strategic priority areas include: Teaching and Learning; Research and Impact; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Graduate Studies; Internationalisation; Building for the future.
Our mission and vision is available to read below, as is our full strategic plan.
Our mission is to serve the public good, providing solutions to meet the challenges of our time.
Our College is for the public good
We serve our community. We will graduate students with the skill sets, knowledge and values to make an impactful contribution to our society’s sustainable development. Our research will meet the grand challenges of our day as described in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our College provides solutions for the challenges of our time
The UN Sustainable Development Goals focus attention on the key challenges facing our community. Our research seeks to provide innovative and sustainable solutions to those challenges. Our students will graduate with a value set that inspires them to use their skills and knowledge in innovative and entrepreneurial ways to promote a sustainable world.
Our College has a global impact
Our location on the Atlantic edge of Europe gives us a unique perspective on issues of concern to our community. We will provide thought leadership to meet the needs of our community and contribute to global debates on issues of concern. Our graduates and staff will appreciate the sustainability needs of their societies and think globally to provide solutions to the grand challenges of our time
Our College will foster excellence built on a values-based culture driven by a desire to be open and respectful
We welcome students and staff into a community that values diversity and promotes inclusion and wellbeing. Our respectful, supportive and collegiate environment allows students and staff to excel.
We will provide thought leadership
Our staff will be at the forefront of debates on the grand challenges of our time. They will be recognised as thought leaders and NUI Galway will be known around the world as a centre of excellence. Our innovative programmes will graduate global citizens with strong skill sets, relevant knowledge and values that ensure they can contribute to the sustainable development of communities throughout the world.
We will work with our partners to address the grand challenges of our time
Our culture is open: we will work with others to achieve our research goals. Our alumni and friends can support us by mentoring our students and sharing their insights in our classrooms. We will partner with governments, regional and international bodies, NGOs and leading academic institutions, combining our strengths to produce innovative solutions to the grand challenges of our time.
We will build on our varied research communities within the College and the University
Few of the challenges facing us can be solved by researchers in one discipline alone, and the intersections between law, public policy and business have yet to be fully exploited by the research community. We will lead in promoting interdisciplinary research in these fields and turning this research into distinctive learning opportunities.