€6 million allocated to Galway universities to make “important changes”

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Galway’s two universities will benefit from €40 million announced today for college campuses across the country.

University of Galway is set to receive €2.5 million in funding, while ATU will receive €4.1 million to allow for a number of important changes across the campuses.

The grant can cover measures to make the college campuses more energy efficient, to undergo health and safety works, or minor upgrade and refurbishment works.

Speaking today, Minister Harris said that the funding will allow universities invest to ensure their capital stock is fit-for-purpose and to operate sustainably.

He said that adequate levels of maintenance are required across the third level sector to prevent deterioration of capital infrastructure and ensure that facilities remain up-to-date, fit for purpose and respond to climate objectives.

The funding is in addition to €40 million provided earlier this year.