With over 17,000 students and more than 2,400 staff, NUI Galway is the largest and oldest University in the West of Ireland. Over the past 170 years, NUIG has have built a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence in the fields of arts, social science, and celtic studies; business, public policy and law; engineering and informatics; medicine, nursing and health sciences; and science, and is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide for the quality of teaching and research. The NUIG campus has been transformed over the past decade through a €400 million capital programme. With over 90 buildings on 105 hectares of land, the University is right in the heart of Galway city.
VICCI researchers from NUIG are based at the Plant and AgriBioSciences Research Centre (PABC) which consists of over 30 research groups and research partners engaged in advanced plant and agribiosciences innovation (www.plantagbiosciences.org).