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NUIG receives €1 million donation for scholarship and access programme

NUIG’s president says the funding will mean that “talented students facing financial challenges” will be able to receive education.

The Ryan Institute at NUI Galway.
The Ryan Institute at NUI Galway.
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NUI GALWAY HAS received a donation of €1 million.

The Dr Tony Ryan Trust donated the money to support scholarship and innovation in environment, marine and energy as well as the university’s access programme.

The funds will provide full scholarships for five PhD students and will offer opportunities to pursue a postgraduate degrees in the key research areas of environment, marine and energy.

“The funding of the NUI Galway Access Programme will enable talented students facing financial challenges to realise their full educational potential,” said Dr Jim Browne, President of NUI Galway.

An annual Ryan Institute Award has also been set up to support entrepreneurship and innovation at the college.

The Ryan Institute has over 300 researchers , which makes it Ireland’s largest research institute for environmental and energy issues.

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