Ranked in the top 250 Universities globally (the QS and the Times Higher World University Ranking 2019), NUI Galway is a research-led University employing in excess of 2,200 staff with a 17,000 strong student population. In 2016, University income was over €220,000 millions of which over €55 million was from externally funded research. NUI Galway has five core Research priority areas namely Biomedical Science & Engineering; Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences; Environment, Marine and Energy; Applied Social Science and Public Policy and Humanities in context. To-date, NUI Galway has been awarded/participating in over 90 Horizon 2020 projects securing over €45 million in direct funding with multiple successes in ERC and large collaborative projects in Pillar 2 and 3 of Horizon 2020. NUI Galway researchers are also involved in numerous Erasmus+ projects, notably in key
Action 2 Innovation and Good Practise. NUI Galway places a strong focus on providing a supportive and exciting environment for its researchers and in 2013 was awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” logo by the European Commission in recognition of its commitment in implementing the principles of European Charter & Code for Researchers. The University has significant and dedicated research support structures in places for its research community.
At the Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy Research (CHLRP), we endeavour to create a space for a free and open discussion, combining research, resources, advocacy and publications on housing law, rights and policy in Ireland and internationally.
Our aim is to contribute to the development of housing law, rights and policy through conferences, lectures, training, advocacy, publications and specialist research support. Current areas of research include mortgage market regulation and consumer protection, independent living for people with disabilities, housing rights in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, regulation of housing systems and implementation deficits in housing law and policy. The Centre has been funded through research work for EU agencies, and by State bodies, and national and international philanthropic organisations
The Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy (CHLRP) at NUI Galway, since 2011, has been at the forefront of conferences, training, PhD and other research, and publishing in current key areas of housing in Ireland, using international, European and comparative approaches and analysis.