Our Strategy

The NUI Galway strategy for 2020–2025 aims to establish the University as a globally distinctive, research-driven centre for sustainable societal change.
Our vision will be guided by our core values of respect in our actions, excellence in our work, openness in our outlook and sustainability in our approach. 

The Vice-President for Engagement, Paul Dodd implements this strategy by measuring impact, and developing key external alliances for individual and philanthropic donation.  The VP for Engagement is responsible for supporting and driving research initiatives to find solutions to global societal and environmental challenges. 

The Directorate includes:

- Alumni Relations
Community Engagement
- Data & Insight
Galway University Foundation
- Internal Communications
Marketing & Communications

Why Galway - Cultural Powerhouse

Galway is a place like no other. Galway is a cultural hub. The city and county are renowned for our rich cultural heritage, our unique Gaeltacht traditions, our colourful festivals, and the generations of writers, actors, musicians and producers that have called Galway home.

Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, on the broad sweep of Galway Bay, Galway is as distinctive as it is beautiful. We are renowned as a place where arts and culture are celebrated, reinterpreted and shared with the world.   
- European Capital of Culture 2020.
- Most International City in Ireland.
- No 1 'Most Charming' City in Ireland - New York Times
- 'Friendliest City in the World' - US Magazine Travel
- Galway International Arts Festival

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