NUI Galway wants the public to help imagine its future

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NUI Galway is seeking the public’s input this week in shaping the future direction of the university over the next five years.

On Thursday March, 28 NUIG is hosting a a day-long online discussion called ‘Imagine NUI Galway’ to get input on its five year strategy.

Students, staff, alumni and members of the public are invited to log on and join in the discussion and share their views on how the university can best serve the city and region.

A series of discussion will take place over the day centreing on NUIG’s research, teaching, and public engagement, looking at how these can evolve to reflect the needs of society

President of NUIG Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said, “NUI Galway is your University and we’re keen that you also have a stake and a voice in its future.

“We would particularly welcome comments from people who don’t currently have contact with the University, as we are keen to open our horizons to new ideas and perspectives.”

Through consultation with staff and students, NUI Galway has identified five key values that it would like the strategy to focus on, seeking to ensure that the university is distinctive, respectful, accessible, expert and sustainable.

The online conversations this Thursday will give the people of Galway a chance to have their say on how these values can be addressed and implemented.

Anyone who wants to take part in the consultation should visit and join in the discussion from 11am onwards.