NUI Galway is a globally focused research-led university.  We recognise that research areas are neither standalone nor static.  The problems of the world are not solved from just one perspective. With our knowledge of global challenges, national needs and regional requisites our research areas enable an interdisciplinarity approach and impact. 

Engaging with our partners locally, nationally and worldwide, we invite ambition in research that underpins the following areas:

Our research community, whether curiosity-driven or challenge-led, spans the breadth of our academic disciplines and is undertaken at the level of individuals, research clusters and centres, and interdisciplinary flagship research institutes.  For a list of our research groups click here and to find out more about our colleges and schools click here.

The breadth, depth and interdisciplinarity of our expertise, both fundamental and applied, across the sciences, social sciences and humanities is key to our success and ability to drive impact and respond to emerging fields of research. Our NUI Galway's Strategy 2020-2025 sets out our research areas and recognises our distinctive location within a global hub for technology, innovation and creativity.