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Taoiseach turns sod for 16m Euro business school building

Thursday 29th April 2004

Drawing of new building

The President of NUI Galway, Dr. Iognáid Ó Muircheartaigh, today (29th April 2004) announced plans to develop a new Euro 16 million School of Business on campus at the University. An Taoiseach, Mr Bertie Ahern, TD was present to officially turn the sod for the 4000 square metre facility which is due for completion by September 2005.

The development of a new business school at NUI Galway has been made possible through a combination of PRTLI, EU and private funding, led by a Euro 4.5 million donation by Atlantic Philanthropies. Additional funding is anticipated through further donations and expansion of the overseas visiting student programme, with increased numbers of students from the US and Europe.

The HEA PRTLI funding, as part of the overall funding package for the building is that assigned to CISC under Cycle 3 of the Programme for Research in Third Level Insitutions, part of the National Development Plan 2002-2006. CISC's personnel will relocate to the new building on completion, as part of the overall project.

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