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21 July 2022
16  MINS

Finally, Ireland’s First Hydrogen Valley

Dr Rory Monaghan

Ireland’s offshore renewable electricity resource is at least five times greater than its demand. With green hydrogen, we can indirectly use that electricity to power our trucks, buses, factories, data centres, planes and ships, explains Dr Rory Monaghan, one of the partners responsible for Ireland’s first Hydrogen Valley – GH2. 

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Sustainability
21 July 2022
23  MINS

In Conversation With: Paul Fahy, Artistic Director, Galway International Arts Festival

Thousands of festival goers descend on Galway City for two weeks each year in July, for the Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF). The value that GIAF brings to the city and its surroundings is indisputable – attracting world-class acts to the West of Ireland, putting Galway on the global cultural map and increasing footfall to local businesses.

While sustainability has always been a goal for the festival (out of necessity as much as ethics), this year marks an important leap in its sustainability journey.

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20 July 2022
4  MINS

Connecting with Community for Sustainable Education 

Jamie Goggins, Magdalena Hajdukiewicz

Community-engaged learning with a focus on sustainability is central to the curriculum at NUI Galway’s Civil Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering and Project & Construction Management degrees. Prof Jamie Goggins and Dr Magdalena Hajdukiewicz discuss the impact on both society and the students who partake. 

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Sustainability
21 June 2022
24  MINS

Global Sea Levels are Rising – Here’s what we can do

Dr Eugene Farrell, Lecturer & Researcher, Geography, NUI Galway

Despite predictions that large parts of Ireland’s coast will be submerged underwater by 2050, Ireland is still decades away from realising the potential of nature-based solutions. Here, geographer Dr Eugene Farrell explains how we can help face the challenges of climate change by restoring key coastal ecosystems.

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Sustainability
17 June 2022

Experience the Most Biodiverse Campus in Ireland by Sound

Home to a mixture of important habitats, the University of Galway campus has been recognised as the most biodiverse university campus in Ireland. Nuala Ní Chonghaile joins Caitriona Carlin from University of Galway’s Ryan Institute and School of Natural Sciences, on a walk through the University of Galway Biodiversity Trail.

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26 April 2022
8  MINS

NUI Galway News Recap 2021

A roundup of some of the top university stories from 2011

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01 March 2022

NUI Galway & Druid Theatre Launch New Partnership

As the university launches a new strategic partnership with Druid theatre, Garry Hynes & Marie Mullen toured campus and reminisced on their days in ‘UCG’, where they co-founded the theatre company. They speak to some current Drama students to hear about their student experience.

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04 February 2022

AI & Higher Education

Join Tom Felle and his guest Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President of NUI Galway in this edition of the Cois Coiribe Podcast – a series that explores major societal issues and the role that NUI Galway, and our global alumni network play in creating new knowledge, in research, in policy making and in problem solving. Here Prof Ó hÓgartaigh shares his views on the future of the university as concept, campus and community.

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26 January 2022
23  MINS

A Humanitarian Catastrophe – on the Ground in Afghanistan 

Tom Felle

NUI Galway graduates are at the forefront of the humanitarian responses to some of the world’s most difficult global crises. From Defence Forces officers serving on dangerous posts in Lebanon, to Irish diplomats at the top table at the United Nations (UN) Security Council this year, the university’s global footprint in global peace and security is ever growing. Here, Tom Felle talks to two alumni of NUI Galway who are currently working in Afghanistan.

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AI & Human Creativity
17 December 2021
14  MINS

Adapting to a Changing Job Market

Anastasiya Sytnyk

With COVID-19 disrupting hospitality and retail industries where many young people find employment, students like Anastasiya Sytnyk have had to reconsider their employment options. After a year of working remotely in an IT sales role, Anastasiya shares her insights on adapting to a changing job market.

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17 December 2021
8  MINS

Editor’s Note

A note from the editorial team of the Cois Coiribe winter edition, ‘AI and Human Creativity’.

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Internationalisation
01 October 2021
11  MINS

Antimicrobial Resistance: A Global One-Health Challenge

Professor Dearbháile Morris, Dr Georgios Miliotis

Prof. Dearbháile Morris & Dr. Georgios Miliotis, School of Medicine at NUI Galway tackling the pressing threat of superbugs at the source with its Global One Health approach.

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01 September 2021
14  MINS

Setting up a Health Partnership in Kenya

Dr Yvonne Finn

Dr Yvonne Finn speaks of her experience setting up a health partnership in Kenya

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
12  MINS

The Value of Internationalisation

Prof. Geraint Howells

Professor Geraint Howells shares his passion for internationalisation by drawing on personal and professional experiences, and tells us why internationalisation is an important part of NUI Galway’s agenda.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
3  MINS

Our Students on Internationalisation

Students bring their voice to the conversation on internationalisation and what it means to seek new opportunities in a foreign land in the midst of a pandemic.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
5  MINS

Student Stories: Drawn to Ireland from South Africa

A South African medic shares her experience of internationalisation and connecting with Ireland through education.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
6  MINS

Student Stories: Diversity Brings a Sense of Home

A student from United Arab Emirates joins the conversation on internationalisation with a personal insight into the value of diversity.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
16  MINS

Social distancing: Through the lens of an International Academic

Mr Manigandan Chockalingam

Mr Manigandan Chockalingam, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences, NUI Galway shares his experiences as international staff member of NUI Galway during a pandemic and need for connectivity

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
12  MINS

A Global Team Delivering an International Module on Cultural Awareness

Dr Yvonne Finn, Vice-Dean Internationalisation, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, NUI Galway

In support of embedding of internationalisation in the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, NUI Galway, Dr Finn describes how this new research module on cultural awareness, delivered by a global team,  will provide PhD research students with skills to critically appraise research and the research process in health and social sciences.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
11  MINS

How Computers Can Future-Proof Minority Languages

Dr. Theodorus Fransen & Dr. John McCrae explore how digital language tools can potentially resolve the underrepresentation of minority languages in terms of digital technology and the Web.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
7  MINS

Why Here? NUI Galway and the Emerging World of Research and Innovation

Professor James Livesey

Research and Innovation will be at the heart of how societies respond to the climate emergency, the digital transition, mediating inequality, the degradation of democracy, the threats to biodiversity and a host of other wicked problems

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
13  MINS

The Importance of International Collaborations and Academic Links

Professor Laoise McNamara

Professor Laoise McNamara shares her journey from NUI Galway to Notre Dame….and back: the secrets behind an enduring, successful and rewarding transatlantic Biomedical Engineering research collaboration

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
18  MINS

A Journey in Medicine: from Training to Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Finn Hawkins

Dr. Hawkins describes his journey from graduating with a degree in Medicine from NUI Galway to his training to regenerative medicine, COVID-19 and everything in between.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
6  MINS

Student Stories: A Transatlantic Route to Success

A Boston-based medic sheds light on the international value of his studies and his learning adapted to the pandemic.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
5  MINS

Student Stories: Getting Down to the Business of Learning

Despite all the turmoil and challenges of the last year, a business student points to a unique and positive learning experience amid the pandemic.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
5  MINS

Student Stories: ‘Feeling Lost is not Comfortable, but it is Okay’

Toronto native opens up on the challenges of internationalisation and striving to learn from the challenges of a foreign environment.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
5  MINS

Student Stories: Trading Bondi Beach for Salthill

Australian medical student opens up about chasing her dream and developing a new bond far away from a world famous beach.

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29 July 2021
6  MINS

Student Stories: Starting a New Life Amid a Pandemic

Aishwarya Suryakant Surve

NUI Galway MSc Exercise Physiology Student, Aishwarya Suryakant Surve discusses internationalisation and what it means to seek new opportunities in a foreign land in the midst of a pandemic.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
15  MINS

Are we Ready for Internationalisation?

Prof Michal Molcho

New to the Parish: Michal Molcho arrived at NUI Galway to do a post-doctoral fellowship I 2005. 17 years on, Professor Molcho is the Vice Dean for Internationalisation, leading the internationalisation strategy in the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies. Settling in Ireland was not straightforward, especially when it came to Galway’s temperate climate, Galway’s diverse set of local dialects, and much more…

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
12  MINS

The Languages of Internationalisation

Professor Rebecca Braun

Professor Rebecca Braun shares her experience of the languages of internationalisation, together with the linguistic preparation necessary for other languages and cultures in universities.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
5  MINS

Student Stories: ‘I Have Never Felt as an Outsider’

Sarh Alamri

A Podiatric Medicine student from Saudi Arabia, Sarh Alamri’s fears over moving to Ireland to study were quickly allayed.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
5  MINS

Student Stories: Coming home

Moya McKeever

Occupational Therapy Student, Moya McKeever ponders on finding her land of opportunity across the Atlantic.

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Internationalisation
29 July 2021
5  MINS

Global Citizenship & NUI Galway

Two international NUI Galway students write home about their experiences of living and studying in Galway.

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Internationalisation
26 July 2021
9  MINS

Business Schools Post-Covid: Why We Need a ‘Global’ Vision

Dr. Murray Scott

Dr Murray Scott, Lecturer in J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway reveals how COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the need of interconnectedness and a global approach to education to ensure the relevancy  of business schools.

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15 June 2021
5  MINS

We thank our artists

Prof Patrick Lonergan, , ,

Irish fiction is currently experiencing a new golden age, one in which new writers are coming forward to ask urgent questions. For this Cois Coiribe issue, we wanted to celebrate the work of three of those writers, bringing previously unpublished stories by them to our readers.

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Equality
15 June 2021
10  MINS

Hidden Ireland: Migrant women’s right to rights

Prof Niamh Reilly

NUI Galway is part of a seven-country study looking at how inequality affects vulnerability to Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence and what strategies can be deployed to help migrant women improve their lives and live free from violence.

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29 April 2021
4  MINS

Fáilte fial ó chois coiribe go Cois Coiribe

Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh

NUI Galway President, Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh welcomes you to the Spring online edition of Cois Coiribe – shining a light on the journey of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

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28 April 2021

Cois Coiribe Podcast: Mary Harney – survivor and social justice activist

In this episode of our Cois Coiribe podcast, Law lecturer Dr Maeve O’Rourke sits down with NUI Galway alumna Mary Harney (MA 2013, LLM 2020). The tireless and beloved social justice activist shares wisdom she has gleaned from surviving institutional abuse as a child, a lifetime advocating for justice and her pursuit of education.

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Equality
28 April 2021
21  MINS

Two Birds, One Stone

Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney has published three collections of poetry including The Radio was Gospel and Rise. Feeney teachers at NUI Galway, where she is also Creative on the Tuam Oral History Project. In 2017 she wrote the multi award-winning drama piece for the Liz Roche Company, WRoNGHEADED. Her debut novel As You Were (Vintage) won the 2021 Kate O’ Brien Award and shortlisted for Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, The Rathbone Folio Prize, Dalkey Literary Awards and was an Observer Best Debut of 2020.

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Equality
28 April 2021
22  MINS

Rupture

Tanya Farrelly

Tanya Farrelly is the author of three books: a short fiction collection When Black Dogs Sing (Arlen House), which was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and named winner of the Kate O’ Brien Award 2017, and two novels: The Girl Behind the Lens and When Your Eyes Close (Harper Collins). She holds a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from Bangor University, Wales, and teaches at numerous institutions, including the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin, and the People’s College. She is the founder and director of Bray Literary Festival and is the current Writer-in-Residence at NUI Galway. Her second short story collection Nobody Needs to Know is forthcoming from Arlen House. 

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Equality
28 April 2021
22  MINS

Small Gods

Deirdre Sullivan

Deirdre Sullivan is a writer and teacher from Galway. She has written seven acclaimed books for young adults, including Savage Her Reply (Little Island, 2020),Perfectly Preventable Deaths (Hot Key 2019) and Tangleweed and Brine (Little Island 2017). She was the recipient of the CBI award in 2018 and the An Post Irish Book Award for YA in 2020. Her short fiction has previously appeared in Banshee and The Dublin Review and her first collection of short fiction for adults, I Want To Know That I Will Be Okay (Banshee Press, 2021) was released in May 2021.

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28 April 2021

Cois Coiribe Podcast: Women in Sports and levelling the playing fields

This episode of our Cois Coiribe podcast delves into equality, diversity and inclusion when it comes to women in sport. Host Seán Crosson, lecturer and co-director of the MA in Sports Journalism and Communication at NUI Galway, teases out these burning issues with Clíona Foley, sports journalist and regular on Newstalk’s Off The Bench and Louise Toal, digital sports editor for Galway Pulse.

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Equality
28 April 2021
14  MINS

Migrants and minorities in higher education – battling embedded inequality

Dr Srinivasan Raghavendran

An academic’s personal reflection on the need to level the playing field for immigrant and minority ethnic staff and students in universities and a call for institutions to be the champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

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17 January 2021
15  MINS

The University as Space of Curiosity and Source of Ethics

Michael D Higgins

As someone who spent many years teaching political science and sociology in NUI Galway, I feel a close bond with the university, an affection that stays with me to this day as I recall so many wonderful years of teaching and research there, as well as the lifelong friendships forged.

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14 January 2021

NUI Galway Launch Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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14 January 2021

Welcome to NUI Galway

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17 December 2020
16  MINS

Sustainability & Covid-19 – A Setback or the Cusp of Change?

NUI Galway’s Community and University Sustainability Partnership (CUSP)  is a multi-disciplinary, voluntary team of over 30 students and staff from across the campus and community, with the common aim of establishing the university as a leading institutional model for sustainability. CUSP has been at the heart of a vital pillar of the university’s strategy – a commitment to sustainability as one of four underpinning values for everything that the university does (alongside respect, openness and excellence).

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17 December 2020
13  MINS

Key Trends in Business & Innovation – The Covid-19 Effect

Prof Alma McCarthy
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17 December 2020
7  MINS

NUI Galway – A global leader in medtech and an asset for the Industry

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15 December 2020
10  MINS

Beir litir uaim go hÉirinn

An tOll Breandán Mac Suibhne
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15 December 2020
6  MINS

NUI Galway’s Research – Covid-19 Response

Prof Lokesh Joshi,
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15 December 2020
21  MINS

Infrastructure – for Public Good and Collaborative Creativity

John Concannon
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15 December 2020
14  MINS

From Plague to Covid – What History Teaches us about Pandemics

Prof Daniel Carey
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15 December 2020
16  MINS

NUI Galway – Strengthening Global Peace & Security

Tom Felle, Mícheál Tierney, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Prof Siobhán Mullally
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15 December 2020
14  MINS

A University for the Future – Serving the Public Good

Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh

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