Hardiman Research Building
The Hardiman Research Building for research in the humanities and social sciences offers world-class teaching, learning and research facilities for staff, students and the public
The building, named the 2014 Irish Building & design Architectural Project of the Year, is situated in the heart of the campus, adjoining the James Hardiman Library. Home to NUI Galway's Moore Institute and the University's unique collection of more than 350 literary, theatrical, political and historical archives, the Hardiman Research Building houses the digitised Abbey Theatre Archive (hyperlink to the Archives page), the world's largest digital theatre archive in development since 2012 and its digitisation has been assisted by the Foundation.
The Moore Institute
Galway University Foundation has supported the Visiting Fellowship scheme at The Moore Institute since 2010. The programme has played a major part in expanding the university's international profile in the humanities and social sciences, creating valuable networks and research collaborations across the College of Arts.
175 visiting academics from a wide range of institutions around the world and within Ireland have come to Galway under the scheme, providing them with the opportunity to interact with the academic community, to conduct research on rich archival and print collections within the Hardiman Library, and to engage with the wider university, the city, and region. The demand has risen year-on-year, with significant impact on the university and students far beyond what was originally envisaged, including the donation of new archives to our library and an exchange programme with Columbia University's Heyman Center for the Humanities. It has enabled students and academics to make successful funding applications to external organisations and Foundations.