GMIT Prospectus 2022/23

RESEARCH IN GMIT Linking with enterprise is central to GMIT’s RDI strategy: Over 60% of our post- graduate projects are co-supervised by enterprise partners. As well as fostering academic excellence, GMIT’s research activities focus strongly on achieving positive economic and societal impact, particularly where that delivers regional development. This applied focus delivers innovative outputs in partnership with industry, community and other external stakeholders. Recent examples include: GMIT’s pivotal role in product development for medical device companies, and informing national policy regarding fi sheries management. These outputs are delivered through our specialist research centres. • Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC) applied marine and freshwater research aligns strongly with current national and international research priorities. GMIT’s Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC) involves about 75 people: 30 research-active academic staff and contract researchers, and 45 postgraduates collaborating on research that enables sustainability, conserves biodiversity and improves productivity. The team carries out research projects in cooperation with agencies and industry and provides expertise and advice to national and international bodies. MEDICAL AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES (MET) RESEARCH CENTRE The multidisciplinary research team in • Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Research Centre MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH CENTRE (MFRC) GMIT’s substantial capacity in strategically targeted areas of GMIT’s Medical Engineering Technologies Research Centre (MET) provides clinically inspired solutions to the clinical community and is a key support to the global medical technology and engineering cluster based in Galway. MET has unique capacity in the design and development of advanced clinically relevant in-vitro simulators that replicate parts of the human anatomy, and disease conditions. These anatomical models are used to evaluate and develop novel implantable medical devices, to train clinicians, and to inform complex surgical procedures. Successful collaboration with the MedTech sector has led to the establishment of the Enterprise Ireland supported Medical and Engineering Technologies Gateway at GMIT Through the Gateway programme the MET team offer industry an excellent platform for research and innovation in: • Medical Imaging Technologies • Anatomical Modelling and Physiological Replication • Data Analytics and Visualisation • Design Engineering and Veri fi cation Technologies • Medicinal Nutrition and Sport.

HERITAGE RESEARCH GROUP We are a multi-campus research group, with expertise in the principal forms of cultural heritage – intangible, tangible, natural, and digital. Our mission is to explore the past, so as to comprehend the present and make a secure future.

We conduct research that generates new knowledge and enriches our appreciation of heritage. We also specialise in applied research to support communities, enterprise, and industry – focusing on the practical use of the past in the contemporary cultural heritage, historic environment, and tourism industries. We are also committed to cultivating the pipeline of early career researchers, by providing postgraduate education and training opportunities. Graduates with a minimum of a second-class honours in a relevant discipline may apply for entry to the MA or PhD in Heritage Studies. For more information, please visit or contact: Dr Mark McCarthy Lecturer & Course Chair in Heritage Studies Tel: +353 (0)91 742411 Email:


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