Best Colleges: Training for high-tech industry

The NUI Galway science and technology programme gives students real world skills to work with high-tech multinationals that are clustered in the area.

12th May, 2012
Dr Niamh Nolan, programme manager with graduates of the new specialist diploma in medical device science at NUI Galway, Martin Kvokacka, Noel Gibbons and Blathnaid Bohan. Photo: Aengus McMahon

The medical device cluster around Galway remains one of Ireland's strongest economic assets, something that NUI Galway has long supported through undergraduate and postgraduate courses that pay special attention to the needs of the sector.

Companies like Medtronic, Boston Scientific and Creganna are at the cutting edge of technological development, and require a steady trickle of new blood with the relevant technical and soft skills.

"The skills you need to work in the sector don't...

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