Research is the hallmark of a university.

Thepurpose of our research and innovation is to benefit humanity, society and the economy. Our people are creative in their thinking and collaborative in their approach. Our place is distinct—a vibrant region on the edge of Europe—connected globally.  #PurposePeoplePlace

Collaborative, creative, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial research opportunities exist in the areas of Sociology and Political Science, Psychology, the Humanities, Geography and Archaeology, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and Education.

The College has prioritised two cross-disciplinary research themes, building on our international success to date. These are:

  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
  • Humanities in Context, including Digital Humanities

This is further reinforced in the NUI Galway Strategy 2020-2025 which sets out our research areas. Two of these research areas have significant contributions from the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies. These are:

You can find further information on the College’s research on the School and discipline research pages and the web pages of the following research institutes.

Research Institutes

Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies involves the challenge of enquiry, the excitement of discovery, and the satisfaction of helping to change society. Join us in the quest for new knowledge.