Legislation, Statutes & Regulations

The legal status of NUI Galway and the legal and statutory framework within which it works is set out in national legislation and in the internal statutes of the University. 

Since the foundation of the University, NUI Galway has been governed according to its Statutes. They are available on this site in pdf format.

 

Founding Legislation

Queen's College, Galway was founded under the provisions of “An Act to enable Her Majesty to endow new Colleges for the Advancement of Learning in Ireland”. Under the powers given by this Act the three Colleges of Belfast, Cork and Galway were incorporated on the 30th day of December, 1845.

Subsequently, the University Education (Ireland) Act, 1879, provided for the formation of a new University in Ireland, afterwards in its Charter styled the Royal University of Ireland, and for the dissolution of the Queen's University within two years from the date of the Charter of the Royal University. In this Act it was provided that the professors, graduates and matriculated students of the Queen's University, at the period of its dissolution, should become professors, graduates and matriculated students of the Royal University. The Charter of the Royal University was granted on 27th April, 1880, and the Queen's University was dissolved on 3rd February, 1882.

Under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, two new Universities - the National University of Ireland and the Queen's University Belfast – were established, and on 31st October, 1909, the Royal University was dissolved. The 1908 Act provided that graduates and matriculated students of the Royal University should become graduates and matriculated students of one of the two new universities. The National University of Ireland had three Colleges, including University College, Galway. 

University Charter

The founding Charter of the College was established further to the Universities Act, 1908 setting out key governance arrangements including the role of the President and the powers and membership of the Governing Body. ‌

The Universities Act, 1997

The Universities Act 1997 is the principal legislation currently in force which sets out the objects and functions of the University and provides for key aspects of governance and accountability.

It was enacted inter alia to provide for the governance of universities in receipt of public funds, the constituting of governing authorities and academic councils and providing for their powers and functions, and to make certain provisions relating to staff, planning and financial scrutiny and reporting of universities.

Other Applicable National Legislation

In addition to the legislation specific to the University and the higher education sector, NUI Galway must also comply with the national legislation in force in relevant areas including but not limited to equality, diversity and inclusion, data protection, freedom of information, ethics in public office, employment rights and protected disclosures. 

 

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2018

  • CCCLXV (365) Personal Professorship in Political Science and Sociology and Senior Lectureship in Business Information Systems
  • CCCLXIV (364) Personal Professorship of Irish Studies and Senior Lectureship in Law
  • CCCLXIII (363) Composition of UMT‌  
  • CCCLXII (362) Merger of the College of Science and the College of Engineering‌‌
  • CCCLXI (361) Composition of UMT
  • CCCLX (360) Personal Professorship in Systems Biomedicine
  • CCCLIX (359) Personal Professorship in Zoology

 2017

  • CCCLVIII (358) Personal Professorship of Epidemiology/Consultant Physician
  • CCCLVII (357) Personal Professorships of Psychology, Computer Science, Microbiology & History
  • CCCLVI (356)‌ Composition of Academic Council
  • CCCLV (355) ‌Personal Professorship of Chemistry‌‌‌
  • CCCLIV (354)‌ Personal Professorship-Consultant Surgeon Regenerative Surgery
  • CCCLIII (353)‌ Appointments in the University
  • CCCLII (352) Appointment of President

2016

  • CCCLI (351) Academic Clinician Established Professorship in Interventional Cardiology, Established Professorships in Orthopaedic Surgery and Innovation Energy Technology
  • CCCL (350) Personal Professorship of Biostatistics and Senior lectureship in Human Rights‌
  • CCCXLIX (349) Personal Professorships of Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering‌
  • CCCXLVIII (348) Personal Professorship of Diabetic Medicine
  • CCCXLVII (347) Personal Professorships of Clinical Psychology, Biochemistry and Mathematics‌

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2014

  • CCCXXXIX (339) Personal Professorship/Senior Lectureships in Endocrinology and Senior Lectureship in Informatics
  • CCCXXXVIII (338) Per. Prof. of French‌‌
  • CCCXXXVII (337) Academic Secretary‌‌
  • CCCXXXVI (336) Personal Professorships in Civil Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Psychology, Zoology, Senior Lectureship in Chemistry.
  • CCCXXXV (335) Per.Profs-Civil Eng, Economics, Maths. Pharmacology,Psychology,Zoo

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2011

  • CCCXXIII 323 Vascular Surgery Management
  • CCCXXII 322 Commercial Law Primary Care Biochemistry Economics Political Science
  • CCCXXI 321 Registrar Deputy President Academic Secretary

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2009

  • CCCXII 312 General Practice Primary Care Applied Physics Biophysical Theoretical
  • CCCXI 311 Energy engineering
  • CCCX 310 Professor political science sociology social work
  • CCCIX 309 Stem Cell Biology Psychiatry

2008

  • CCCVIII_308_ Marine Biodiscovery Physiology Medicine Anaesthesia Critical Care
  • CCCVII_307 plant science biochemistry political sociology social work Academic
  • CCCVI_306 Emeritus president
  • CCCV_305 School Division College Head Dean Faculty
  • CCCIV 304 biophotonics cancer biology immunology glycoscience Children 
  • CCCIII 303 Registrar Deputy-President Deputy President

2007

  • CCCII 302 Podiatry Planning IOntegrated Development
  • CCCI 301 Appointment President
  • CCC 300 Biomedical Environmental Engineering Mathematical Physics Senior Lecture
  • CCXCIX 299 Primary Care Research Development Medical Health Education Radiation
  • CCXCVIII 298 Molecular Medicine, Immunology, Otolaryngology, SL (Untitled)#53-57
  • CCXCVII 297 Marketing Computational Glycoscience Biochemistry
  • CCXCVI 296 Appointment Bord Gaeilge Coiste Seasta

2006

  • CCVCV 295 Lady Superintendent abolished 
  • CCXCIV 294 Cancet Therapeutics Digital Enterprise Haematology Biochemistry Bacteriology
  • CCXCIII 293 St. Angela Údarás Academic Council 
  • CCXCII 292 Nursing Bioinformatics Senior Lectureship

2005

  • CCXCI 291 Professor Industrial Engineering Cardiovascular Science

2004

  • CCXC 290 Otorhinolaryngology Faculty Membership
  • CCLXXXIX 289 Vice Presidents University Management team  
  • CCLXXXVII 288 Academic Council & Faculty Membership 
  • CCLXXXVII 287 Personal Professorship
  • CCLXXXVI 286 Cardiovascular Science Cell Therapy Political Sociology
  • CCLXXXV 285 Senior Lectureship Pharmacology 
  • CCLXXXIV 284 Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge 
  • CCLXXXII 283 Established Personal Associate Professor Professorships Department
  • CCLXXXII 282 Associate Professorship Biomdical Engineering Health Promotion Director Irish Studies
  • CCLXXXI 281 Suspension Demotion Dismissal 
  • CCLXXX 280  Resolution Disputes Industrial Relations

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2001

2000

  • CCLXVI 266 Electronic Business Strategy Applications Professorship
  • CCLXV 265 Professor Professorship President
  • CCLXIV 264 Professor Information Technology
  • CCLXIII 263 Medical Informatics Education Academic Council

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