National University of Ireland, Galway

The University

The National University of Ireland, Galway (Irish OÉ Gaillimh) is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. It is located in Ireland’s westerly city of Galway. A tertiary-level educational institution, it is ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities in the world.

NUI Galway launched a major project in 2001, entitled the Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI), which set out to underpin and realise a civic mission as part of its core activities. The CKI was funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies and core funded by NUI Galway in 2007.

NUI Galway is committed to a set of values, and a programme of research and scholarship, which fosters learning and leadership, and the development of professional skills their graduates will require throughout their lives.

National Coordinator


Lorraine McIlrath

CKI Coordinator and Academic Staff Developer

Principal Investigator, Campus Engage




Áine Gallagher


Ann Lyons (NUIG – CKI), Lorraine Tansey (NUIG- CKI), Carmel King (NUIG-CKI).

National Networks

Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI)

Campus Engage