Dr. Iognáid Ó Muircheartaigh

Dr. Iognáid (Iggy) Ó Muircheartaigh, was President of NUI Galway from August 2000 until March 2008. 

President O’Muircheartaigh  was awarded a PhD in Statistics by Glasgow University in Scotland, and he held a Fulbright Fellowship at Stanford University, and a U.S. National Academy of Sciences Senior Research Associateship at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He was conferred with honorary Doctorates by both the University of Connecticut and the University of Massachusetts.

During his period of office as President of the University, the University conferred honorary doctorates on many human rights activists, including Nelson Mandela, Louise Arbour, Sr. Helen Prejean, Richard Goldstone, Phillip Kirsch, Pius Langa nad Cyril Ramaphosa.

As Adjunct Professor in Human Rights, he continues to undertake research in Statistics, with applications in Human Rights, Economics, and Medicine.