Conference Venue – Aula Maxima, National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)
Since its establishment in 1845, NUI Galway has developed a strong tradition of research and scholarship within an academic environment that emphasises the student experience. From an initial intake of 63 students in 1849, NUI Galway is now a thriving community of 17,000 students, of which over 2,000 are international students, representing some 92 countries across the globe.
NUI Galway is a leading international, research-intensive university, ranked among the top 250 universities in the world. Many of NUI Galway’s alumni and academics have become leaders in their fields in Ireland and far beyond, including physicist, George Johnstone Stoney, who discovered and named the electron; Alice Perry, the first woman engineer in the world; many leaders in political and public life, including President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins; writers and actors, John McGahern, Thomas Kilroy and the founders of the renowned Druid Theatre Company.
The Aula Maxima
The Aula Maxima is located in the Quadrangle in NUI Galway. The university is located near the centre of the city and stretches along the picturesque River Corrib. The oldest part of the university, the Quadrangle, designed by John Benjamin Keane, is a replica of Christ Church, one of the colleges at the University of Oxford.