National University of Ireland
The National University of Ireland is a federal university comprising four constituent universities - UCD, UCC, NUI Galway and Maynooth University - and a number of other associated higher education institutions. At the centre of the federal university, NUI acts as a forum for the member institutions, provides services to them and their graduates and manages the central registers and archives of the University.
As a national institution, NUI also undertakes a wide range of activities in the interests of:
- furthering the reputation of the National University of Ireland, nationally and internationally;
- promoting scholarship, research and academic publishing through a range of awards, fellowships and travelling studentships offered annually;
- identifying and rewarding academic excellence at undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral levels;
- supporting and promoting the Irish language, the history and culture of Ireland and Celtic Studies;
- contributing to civil society.