Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is based at five locations in the west of Ireland. GMIT recently enhanced its marine research capacity through the development of the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre completed with refurbishment funding from the HEA.  The Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) is housed within the centre, along with up to 30 postgraduate students and researchers.

GMIT is also a core partner in a new pan European ERASMUS programme MARES that has secured over €5 million in European funding for collaborative postgraduate research on marine ecosystem health and conservation. GMIT offers an degree programme in Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology with an annual intake of around 50 students.