Confucius Institute of Chinese and Regenerative Medicine to be established at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has signed an agreement to establish a Confucius Institute and to formalise collaborative ties with Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM). The signing ceremony was attended by the Chinese Vice-Minister for Education, the Ambassador of China in Ireland and the Mayor of Galway …” (more)

[Fiona Lee, SIN, 11 April]

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St Angela’s College, Sligo

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2019 by steve

IrelandFrank Feighan (Fine Gael): I am delighted to see the Minister of State and that she is taking this Commencement matter. St Angela’s College in Sligo is the only home economics college in the country and the need for capital funding for larger capacity classrooms-laboratories to accommodate students has never been greater. A national shortage of home economics teachers and a much more health conscious population is making this discipline more attractive than ever …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 4 April]

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Dispute over NUI Galway charging 5% interest rate on students’ bill to build Sports Centre

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway are applying a 5% interest rate on the student contribution towards the bill for building the Sports Centre and redeveloping Áras na Mac Léinn. This contribution takes the form of €100, contained within in the NUI Galway student levy which is €224 in total. All students must pay this levy in September of every year …” (more)

[Aine Kenny, SIN, 3 April]

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NUIG in public drive to help shape university’s future

Posted in Governance and administration on March 21st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is seeking the public’s assistance as part of its drive to shape the university’s future. It’s part of an online discussion called ‘Imagine NUI Galway’ which aims to inform strategy over the next five years …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 20 March]

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NUIG lodges plans for major student accommodation development at Dangan

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Plans for a major student accommodation development on NUI Galway lands at Dangan, have been lodged with an Bord Pleanala. The plans include the creation of four blocks – ranging from four to eight storeys in heights – comprising of over 670 bed spaces …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM News, 1 March]

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Additional Gardaí on duty for ‘Donegal Tuesday’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Galway Gardai have an operations order in place today as students gather in their droves in the city for ‘Donegal Tuesday’. The annual event is held as part of unofficial Rag Week celebrations with students gathering at Eyre Street from early morning …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 12 February]

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Unions issue warning to students as crowds multiply in city for Donegal Tuesday

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Students’ unions at NUI Galway and GMIT have issued a warning as revellers form queues at Eyre Street in the city for ‘Donegal Tuesday’. The annual event is held as part of unofficial Rag Week celebrations with students gathering at Eyre Street from early morning …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 12 February]

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New €35m student accommodation complex officially opens at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on February 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A new 35 million euro student accommodation complex at NUI Galway has officially been opened. Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Sean Kyne opened Goldcrest Village at the North Campus of the university …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 8 February]

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NUI Galway Students’ Union condemns extortionate rent increase in Menlo student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“This week, the Menlo Park Apartment complex have announced a rent increase of an extortionate 20%. These privately-owned apartments are located on the Headford Road and accommodate roughly 140 NUI Galway students each year. Rent prices have been steadily increasing year after year, but this year’s increase has seen the price of a single en-suite room rise by €1,390, in comparison to last year’s prices …” (more)

[Sarah Gill, SIN, 5 February]

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NUI Galway planning €200m city centre development

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is planning to invest about €200 million on developing disused sites it owns in the city centre. Ireland’s second-largest university by student numbers has opened a public consultation process to inform the direction of a plan that will result in the regeneration of lands at Nuns’ Island in the city …” (more)

[Peter Hamilton, Irish Times, 1 February]

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‘If society values third level education, we need to find a way to pay for it’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh is looking to make his mark. The 13th president of NUI Galway (National University of Ireland, Galway) has a legacy to leave in the city that first set him upon a path to becoming one of Ireland’s top academics. Just over one year into his new job, Ó hÓgartaigh is embarking on a plan to develop a part of the university’s assets that is falling into disrepair …” (more)

[Peter Hamilton, Irish Times, 1 February]

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NUI to maintain requirement for mandatory Irish

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The National University of Ireland – which includes UCD, UCC and NUI Galway – is to maintain its requirement that students applying to its colleges must have a pass in Leaving Cert Irish. The NUI’s long-standing policies on Irish have been under review in light of the growing diversity of students progressing to higher education …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 1 February]

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NUIG pays €1.2m per annum to cleaning firm

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A private company which provides cleaning services to NUI Galway is itself ‘cleaning up’ – earning around €1.2 million a year. NUIG has budgeted some €4.8 million for the provision of cleaning services and associated cleaning supplies from a private cleaning company for a four-year period …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 21 January]

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City Council Calls for Provision of Publicly-Funded Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on January 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Galway City Council is to call for the provision of purpose built, publicly funded student accommodation. Councillors unanimously passed a motion at a meeting of the local authority last evening …” (more)

[GBFM News, 15 January]

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NUIG start-ups secure €35m in 2018

Posted in Research on January 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway start-ups secured €35m in funding for innovation during 2018. 36 companies based at the university’s Business Innovation Centre now employ 173 people, an increase of 20% since last year …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 12 January]

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Almost €3m in funding for Irish Language Academy at NUIG

Posted in Governance and administration on December 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Language Academy at NUI Galway has been awarded funding of almost €3 million. Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge enables the provision of higher education in Irish, as well as research into the promotion and preservation of the language …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 20 December]

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NUIG release consent video after finding 37% of students think intoxicated women can still give consent

Posted in Governance and administration on December 17th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Debate about what consent actually means has been a major issue in Ireland and beyond this year. NUI Galway researchers made headlines last August when they found that out of 3,500 students in Ireland, 70% said a couple who had 28 standard drinks were able to consent …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 17 December]

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NUIGSU lose case against student accommodation provider Cúirt na Coiribe

Posted in Governance and administration on November 29th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“National University of Ireland Galway Students’ Union (NUIGSU) have lost a case brought against private student accommodation provide, Cúirt na Coiribe. The case was filed following a decision to increase rent rates in the accommodation complex. Speaking to Trinity News, NUIGSU President Megan Reilly stated the result was in accordance with what the SU had been expecting …” (more)

[Michael Gilna, Trinity News, 29 November]

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Leading academics appointed to oversee major Galway language plan

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Galway City Council has appointed two leading academics to oversee the preparation of a seven-year language plan to increase the use of Irish in Galway City. Dr John Walsh, Roinn na Gaeilge and Dr Dorothy Ní Uigín, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, NUI Galway, will lead a six-strong team of experts in language planning to prepare the plan which will run from 2019-2026 …” (more)

[Éanna Ó Caollaí, Irish Times, 26 November]

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Local residents suffer because of student behavior

Posted in Governance and administration on November 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Residents in the Newcastle/Dangan area of Galway have been suffering because of the behavior of student residents, SIN has learned. Residents have dealt with student tenants for years, but there are still incidences of serious anti–social behavior …” (more)

[Olivia Hanna, SIN, 20 November]

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