In the 1960s, Ireland was characterised by a small elite system of higher education, catering almost exclusively for professional and public sector employment. The Mulcahy Report (1967) recommended the establishment of a number of Regional Technical Colleges around the country.
Research at GMIT is growing and evolving. We encourage new research activities driven by talented academic staff and motivated researchers, in areas of critical importance to industry and the region.
We currently have three research centres, located at GMIT's Galway campus:
GMIT Careers Service is available to all students and recent graduates of GMIT. We work with employers, academics, and professional organisations.
The Careers Service facilitates the transition from education to employment and engages in the recruitment process between students and potential employers.
The GMIT Students Union has a checklist of recommendations surrounding your accommodation choices in Galway and Mayo.
At the begining of each academic year an online accommodation listings service is provided by GMIT Students Union on their website.
It provides a list of the different types of accommodation (houses, flats, full and partial board) available near the Galway, Mayo, Letterfrack and Mountbellew campuses.
Our resources include:
The Student Health Unit provides an acute illness/emergency service - through a 'walk in' system where a Triage Nurse will provide an initial assessment and make a Doctor's appointment for you, if necessary.
Galway Campus is the largest of GMIT's five campuses and is the administrative headquarters.It is located on the Dublin Road in Galway City and overlooks Galway Bay.The campus building is one of Galway City's iconic landmarks, due to the distinctive three sail-shaped copper panels at the front of the main building. This unique design helps identify the Institute as an innovator in modern technology, and also serves the practical purpose of housing the Library and IT Centre.
GMIT Sports Hall offer the following facilities to students:
Clubs and Societies
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.