NUI Galway Global Challenges Programme

In parallel to our ongoing research mission, through the NUI Galway Global Challenges programme, our University has committed to investing €5 million to enable research initiatives with genuine transformative potential.

For further information watch our short video or download the Global Challenges pdf in English or Irish.

Genuine Transformative Potential

We have identified six areas where our research community genuinely believes we have the potential to deliver transformative impacts through engagement with others.

We do not imply that we will have every solution in the face of the global challenges listed below, but our university is committed to encouraging this ambition and unleashing our creative and collaborative approach.

These global challenges are as follows:

  1. Antimicrobial resistance - Tackling the silent pandemic
  2. Decarbonisation - Pathways for a just transition
  3. Democracy - A world in question
  4. Food Security - Transitions toward just, inclusive and resilient societies
  5. Human-centred data - Digital transformations and the public realm
  6. Ocean and coastal health - Marine resilience

The Tidal Energy project 'TIDAL-GES' is the first project supported by the NUI Galway Global Challenges, supported under the theme Decarbonisation.

Click here to read more about this project.

The Office of the Vice-President for Research and Innovation thanks our research community and our many external communities of engagement for their continued interest in working with us to help address these global challenges.

Further steps...
Contact the NUI Galway Global Challenges initiative on galwayglobalchallenges (which is at ) nuigalway.ie.
Watch back a recording of the launch, featuring Professor Helga Nowotny, former President of the European Research Council, click here.

Read about our Research and Innovation Strategy.

Learn more about research and innovation at NUI Galway.


Photography credit, Professor Chaosheng Zhang