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NUI Galway’s Energy Management System to be Certified to ISO 50001

NUI Galway has announced its Energy Management System (EnMS) will be certified to International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 50001. The certification, which will be completed in September 2012, will cover the University campus in Galway, including more than 110,000 sq

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Staying One Step Ahead of Disaster

Ireland is now part of an academic network which hopes to improve disaster preparedness in cities worldwide. NUI Galway’s experts have joined with 67 other universities in efforts to increase society’s resilience to natural and man-made disasters. The project, called

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Launch of Ryan Institute GIS Centre at NUI Galway

The GIS Centre in the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway has been officially launched. ‘GIS’, Geographical Information System and/or Science, covers both technology and a rapidly growing science. It is used for analysing spatial data in many sectors of society,

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Chinese Experts at Conference to Confer on Environment and Health

NUI Galway is hosting the 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health (SESEH 2012), which started yesterday (Monday, 20 August) and runs until Saturday, 25 August. The event provides a platform for interaction between scientists, consultants, and public servants engaged

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How to Survive an Ice Age

Researchers have uncovered how animals in Antarctica managed to survive glacial periods thousands of years ago when sea-ice encroached on their habitats. DNA evidence indicates that sea creatures used a variety of techniques, from surviving in the deep sea, to

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NUI Galway to Launch Ryan Institute With Public Symposium

NUI Galway’s Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy Research will be officially launched on Tuesday, 10 July, by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. The Ryan Institute has over 300 researchers making it Ireland’s largest

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NUI Galway Physicist Wins International Award

NUI Galway’s Professor Colin O’Dowd (pictured) has been awarded the Appleton Medal by the Institute of Physics for his ‘distinguished research in environmental and atmospheric physics’. In particular, the NUI Galway physicist was lauded for his work on the formation and

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NUI Galway PhD Student Receives Top International Award

Declan Gavigan, a PhD student from NUI Galway’s College of Engineering and Informatics and the Ryan Institute, recently received the Top Young Engineers’ Award. He was awarded the prize for a paper he presented on ‘Strength and durability performance of

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Sun-tracking Solar Panels Project Scoops Avaya Prize

Rob Finnerty, a final year student in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at NUI Galway has been awarded the Avaya Prize for the best final year project in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the College of Engineering at NUI Galway. His

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Public Lectures on Sustainable Consumption

Public lectures at NUI Galway on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May, will look at our throwaway culture, and ask what a future with everyone living more sustainably might look like. Philosopher Kate Soper, from London Metropolitan University will provide

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