About Us

The Atlantic University Alliance (AUA), is a consortium of three Universities on the Atlantic coast of Ireland – NUI, Galway, the University of Limerick and University College Cork. The AUA aims to pool the individual expertise and resources of its constituent Universities making them available through a number of joint projects in the area of training, education and R&D.

At the heart of the Atlantic University Alliance is its interaction with academia and industry, bridging the needs of industry with the expertise of University academics. The AUA have worked in tandem with industry stakeholders to create a menu of blended learning programmes that are both flexible and dynamic.

Each individual University has drawn from its own unique set of resources and capabilities to provide eight programmes which are tailored to the needs of the modern day employee. By focusing on different areas of potential growth within the Irish economy, including Science & Technology, Process and Product Innovation and Technology Commercialisation activities, the AUA provide programmes which incorporate academic excellence and interactive, student-focused teaching methodologies.

All eight programmes are rolled out using a Blended Learning approach so we’re easily accessible no matter where you live. Students are able to study at their own pace and at their own discretion. This flexible approach to learning enables students to continue in full time employment while still gaining a recognized and prestigious qualification.
We encourage you to take a look at our programmes and contact our programme coordinators for further information.